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First, it is important to realize that ancient writers almost never quoted anything in the way we do today. The normal way to "quote" was via allusion - the reader was expected to recognize the author's intent via a shared background. Even when quotes are explicit ("it is written", they are often not exact (ranging from free paraphrase to "memory error" - ...


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Below is my answer to the original question: "What are the arguments for Matthew's canonicity that don't appeal to Matthean authorship or the authority of the church?" I have leaving it as is, because it is still valid answer to that part of the question (and good information), although not all of it makes sense as a reply to the edited question. First, ...


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Here is a quote from "Did Death of Any Kind Exist Before the Fall?" (https://answersingenesis.org/death-before-sin/did-death-of-any-kind-exist-before-the-fall/) The consequences of these ideas are apparent. Once we reject the biblical revelation that God created his world “very good” and that death of both animals and humans never came about because ...


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Christians believe the Bible to be God's Word which is eternal and unchanging which is why we rely upon it as truth and revelation. Jesus is the Word made flesh - John 1:14. Which is also why Protestants rely upon scripture as our foundation for church traditions. Nothing within John 16:12-13 opposes that. Jesus is saying the Holy Spirit will come to reveal ...


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Scripture is an aspect of Revelation, but not the whole of it by any means. The Revelation is Jesus Christ, and Scripture is part of Revelation only because of its relationship to Christ. Some Protestants might not agree with me on this, but Apostolic Christianity sees unwritten Tradition, prayers, and the Divine Mysteries/Sacraments, especially the Divine ...



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