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Dr. Bruce Shelley, in his book Church History in Plain Language, notes that the debate about these books goes back to the earliest years of the church. He addresses the history behind the inclusion of the Apocrypha in his chapter on the formation of the Bible: The question is extremely complicated, but the debate centers around the fact that Jews in ...


THOUGHTS! The deuterocanonical books are in the Old Testament. We are currently living under the teachings of the New Testament. Since Luther and all the rest were the ones deciding what was to be included and not to be included it seems to me that it makes no difference. Some mortal men were making the decision of what to include and not to include. If ...

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