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Archer Opteryx
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Message 73 of 106 (346467)
09-04-2006 2:41 PM
Reply to: Message 70 by arachnophilia
09-03-2006 9:28 PM

Re: Could be is not an argument
arachnophilia writes:

at the end of the day, the argument always boils down to "tradition." "so and so accepted these books and only these book, and i agree." there's no reason, it's just belief.

Indeed. It's all about comfort levels.

And convenience, to be sure. If the 66 books of the Protestant Bible didn't represent God's complete revelation, why would God let the Zondervan company publish them in one volume and label the whole thing Holy Bible?

Start asking whether some books really belong in that lineup and others should have been included and... well, it gets a bit untidy.

Better not to think too much. Better to leave these questions to those divinely inspired shepherds of the flock who stand closer to the Almighty.

The book sellers.

so, what would actually qualify as a real serious problem, limiting inclusion? how about books that don't so much as mention god? should we let those in the bible?

I'm looking forward to seeing an answer to this.

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Archer Opteryx
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Message 74 of 106 (346470)
09-04-2006 2:55 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by ReformedRob
08-30-2006 8:35 PM

Re: You say 66, I say potato...
ReformedRob writes:

Let's see, we have 66 books written by 40 authors over a period of a little over 1300 years

Only 66?

What have you got against Baruch? The Wisdom of Sirach? 3 Maccabees? Psalm 151?

These books were part of the Septuagint--the Bible used by the first generations of Christians.

You've read these books and decided they are not divinely inspired? On what basis?

Edited by Archer Opterix, : Typo.


All species are transitional.

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