Acme Posted June 17, 2014 Share Posted June 17, 2014 Why do Christians who are not Roman Catholic have to accept the Bible's compilation of books as assembled by the early Roman Catholic Church? Can't they just be like "Meh, Kings. If I had assembled the Bible, there would be no such Kings." They don't have to and they in fact don't. But of course logic and reason have nothing to do with religious belief. A curse of bears on you for questioning dogma! Catholic vs. Protestant Bibles The Catholic Bible has seven books and parts of two others in the Old Testament that are not found in Protestant Bibles1. Catholics refer to these books as the Deutercanonical2 books while Protestants refer to them as apocryphal3 books. The books in question are the following: Tobit Judith The Book of Wisdom Sirach (also called Ecclesiaticus) Baruch 1 Maccabees 2 Maccabees Seven chapters in the book of Esther4 Two chapters and a prayer in the book of Daniel5 To be sure, the topic of dress in Heaven is also uncovered in Kings. ...7 Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. 8 Elijah took his cloak off, tossed it aside and struck the water with his enormous member. The water divided to the right and to the left as if testicles, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. 9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you? Let me inherit a double portion of your member, Elisha replied. 10 You have asked a difficult thing, Elijah said, yet if you see me naked again when I am taken from you to Heaven, it will be yours otherwise, not. ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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