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You will find the among some KJV-Onlyists the assertion that the 1611 KJV Bible was directly inspired by God. That cuts away any need for them to explain why the KJV can be considered the infallible word of God while its immediate predecesors should be viewed with scepticism. For example, Peter Ruckman: The text of the A.V. 1611, in Genesis 27, is the ...


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As far as Calvin was concerned, his views on the canonicity of Hebrews can be found in his introductory comments to his commentary on Hebrews (here at pp. 16–17). He includes it "without hesitation" as part of the New Testament Canon. The factors in reaching that conclusion were: Its acceptance by the early church. This is why he feels the need to point out ...


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Daily Bible: A regular bible printed on normal pages and regular footnotes etc. Devotional Bible: The bible text, packaged with chunks of text by one or more authors, designed to help explain the text or otherwise help the Christian reflect on the scriptures. Study Bible: Big footnotes. Lots of footnotes. Bigger explanations at the beginning of bible ...


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William Whitaker's Disputations on Holy Scripture is a classic Reformation-era work that goes into great depth regarding the reasons that the apocrypha were rejected. He deals with Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) beginning on page 90. He begins by arguing that the "common" reasons for rejecting the apocrypha also apply to this book, such as not being part of the ...


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Because Protestants do not believe that the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ have borne witness to them that those texts are inspired scripture. The Westminster Confession (1646) has a fascinating paragraph where it lists off many of the characteristics that set scripture apart from other writings, before dismissing them all to say that the ultimate reason we ...


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As also born again Christian, I can offer you some insight, although I'm not sure this will be a suitable question for this website format overall. Does Bible translation matter? Yes and no. Bibles tend to be weighed according to two different qualities. Each translation is a mixture of the two. They are "Word for word" and "Thought for Thought". A pure ...


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The term “Reader's Bible” is correct for the way you want to use it. The reason popular sites for selling Bible's don't use it much is there aren't that many out there. That is slowly changing as recent years has seen several new ones pop up. The difference is almost entirely in the typesetting. Not having extra things on the page to get in the way and ...


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Protestants trust what Paul and Luke wrote for the same reason Catholics, and all other Christians, believe what they wrote is correct: because the rest of the New Testament testifies to the veracity of what they say. Peter asserts Paul's writings are scripture in 2 Peter 3:14-16. The first several chapters of Acts are about everyone but Paul. And, from ...


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It' is easy to determine the most popular Bible translations. Within that you would have to be more specific about what constituted "simple English". Of the ten most popular translations listed, there are three you might consider "simple", in order of popularity by sales: New Living Translation "clear, contemporary English that was ...


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Simple English translation options Among the top 10 bestselling Bible translations in 2020: NIV (1978, latest update 2011) ranks #1 KJV (1611, latest update 1900) ranks #2 NLT (latest update 2004) ranks #3 ESV (2001, latest update 2016) ranks #4 CSB (2017, revised 2020) ranks #6 NIrV (1996) ranks #8 The Message (2002) ranks #9 GNT (1976) is not in the top ...


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Acts 2:42 gives us four components of the first local church in Jerusalem. In bullet-point format: "[The Jerusalem saints] were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching . . . fellowship . . . breaking of bread . . . prayer." These four components are foundational in any local church. The Apostles' Teaching At first, the ...


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Robert Warren has written the Healthy Churches Handbook, which provides a checklist for identifying the health of a church. The Seven Marks of a Healthy Church are listed in Appendix 4 and have been summarised by the Diocese of London: Energized by faith rather than just keeping things going or trying to survive • worship and sacramental ...


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Because your questions has a "What would Jesus do?" flavor, I'm going to answer in keeping: In Matthew 25:31-46 we find there will be those who show up at the judgement and discover they were an outsider even though they did all sorts of work in the name of Jesus thinking they were an insider. Likewise, there will be outsiders who find out they are insiders....


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It appears that certain of the four gospels now considered canonical were once disputed, but Irenaeus insisted that there be four gospels, just as there are four corners of the earth. Bishop Eusebius of Caesaria, a leading church historian and contemporary of Constantine in the fourth century, wrote the Storia Ecclesiastica, in which he provided the first ...


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A prophet is someone God chooses to speak through. As others have said, sometimes this is foretelling the future, but more commonly God uses the prophets to speak about the present time. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him. (Deut 18:...


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The order is based on the Vulgate translated by Jerome in the fourth century. However, this was 71 books. Several centuries later, Martin Luther removed some books of the Old Testament which, although they appeared in the Septuagint (the Greek Old Testament), were not part of the Hebrew Bible.


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Biblical Apocrypha was not part of Old Testament Canon used by Jews in First century Israel. Let me give evidence from Jewish Priest Josephus. Jewish Priest Josephus clearly explains about the Old Testament Canon used in first century AD. Against Apion, Book 1, Paragraph 8. "For we have not an innumerable multitude of books among us, disagreeing from and ...


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The major problem with this question is the fact that the idea of "canon" is anachronistic to the first century. Even within the Christian tradition the "final" form of the canon didn't exist until the 4th century (see Athanasius' Festal Letter). Within Judaism, it was commonly held that the "canonization" of the Hebrew Bible took place at Jamnia (Javneh) in ...


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Dead Sea Scrolls haven't changed the Protestant Canon. This is because Jewish Priest Josephus clearly explains about the Old Testament Canon used in first century AD. Against Apion, Book 1, Paragraph 8. "For we have not an innumerable multitude of books among us, disagreeing from and contradicting one another, [as the Greeks have,] but only twenty-two ...


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Current Position of the Roman Catholic Church The current position of the Roman Catholic Church is given in Articles 135 and 138 of the Catechism. The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God and, because they are inspired, they are truly the Word of God. and 138 The Church accepts and venerates as inspired the 46 books of the Old Testament ...


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The closest answer that I could find regarding quotes is from research using a compilation of Old Testament quotes in the New Testament (in English). This shows Romans (at 48), followed by Hebrews (at 41), and then Matthew at 35. To state it as percentages, Hebrews would have the highest percentage, as it has only 303 verses. It's at 14%, followed by Romans ...


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I have not found any Christian denominations that reject the 66 books of the Protestant Bible -- it would be particularly difficult to claim to be a Christian without some teachings of Christ to go with it -- but there are individual Christians and groups of Christians who reject much of the Bible. I'm not referring to people who reject all but one Biblical ...


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The most recent and most used translation in Japan is the 新共同訳聖書 Shin Kyōdō Yaku Seisho, both in Catholic and Protestant denominations in Japan. Both the most recent version from 1987 and the older colloquial version (called 口語訳 – Kogoyaku) are also available and searchable online: http://www.bible.or.jp/read/vers_search.html The most recent version doesn't ...


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I am summarizing some of the stronger points from this article: https://carm.org/reasons-why-apocrypha-does-not-belong-bible Jesus defined the Old Testament portion of the canon here: “From the blood of Abel [Gen. 4:8] to the blood of Zechariah [2 Chron. 24:20], who was killed between the altar and the house of God; yes, I tell you, it shall be charged ...


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The Protestant view is that there was a literal application when the Romans laid siege to Jerusalem, then withdrew unexpectedly. That was the moment to escape and flee to the mountains because when they returned in A.D. 70, the Temple and everyone in Jerusalem were utterly destroyed. The warning not to stop and pack up possessions was meant to imply ...


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Disclaimer: this answer is based on my speculation from rudimentary knowledge of Anglicanism, but hopefully backed by sources. TL;DR No, because the canon has never being infallibly defined by the Church. Such definition requires a General Council, and to define truths that are held as such by all. No General Council (last one being in 680 AD) defined the ...


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BACKGROUND First, it is true that the Jewish canon at the time around Christ excluded the Book of Sirach. The reason for the exclusion was simple. It was written during the time when the prophetic Word of God was silent; there was no valid prophetic line. This "silent period" lasted from Malachi and Artaxerxes’ time to John the Baptist. Josephus ...


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Sirach 2:1 (1611 KJV) My sonne, if thou come to serue the Lorde, prepare thy soule for temptation. Despite being tagged as "apocryphal", I don't think there was widespread condemnation by some Protestants of Sirach and other books of the deuterocanon in earnest until early in the 19th century. For the reasons given below, I don't think that there is ...


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I Kings seems to imply King Solomon was the wisest of all men in all nations at his time: 1 Kings 4:29-31 (DRB) And God gave to Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart as the sand that is on the sea shore. And the wisdom of Solomon surpassed the wisdom of all the Orientals, and of the Egyptians, and he was wiser than all men: ...


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View A reflects the LCMS view. We believe, teach and confess that all Scripture is given by the inspiration of God the Holy Spirit and that God is therefore the true Author of every word of Scripture. [Emphasis mine] Concerning the use of the personal pronoun 'l', this may be on point: We therefore reject the following views: ... That the Holy ...


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