The attribution of a great name of the distant past to a book by its real author, who thus effaced his own personality, was, in some cases at least, a mere literary fiction which deceived no one except the ignorant. Some Apocryphal books, though written as history, are actually fiction. which He and his Followers make to be greater than any those Scriptures have; “These are books not to be held in equal esteem with those of Holy Scripture…”. Pseudographic composition was in vogue among the Jews in the two centuries before Christ and for some time later. The books of the Apocrypha included were…. p.69). 222 A.D. Julius Africanus – Writes “eight several Arguments (where) he endeavoreth to prove it (the Apocryphal book of Susanna) a fable. Apocrypha is a plural word (singular: apocryphon) that originally denoted hidden or secret writings, to be read only by initiates into a given Christian group. The Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England clearly states that the Apocrypha have no scriptural authority. It is also important to note that Judith’s counsel regarding resisting Nebuchadnezzar was contrary to that given by God’s prophet Jeremiah (Je. He counseled that those books not available in Hebrew canon were to be reckoned among the apocryphal writings. is another of the same Pope’s Dictates, confirmed by the Bull of Pius the IV in his 1. inviolately, undoubtedly and devoutly professed, taught, preached, and received as These writings are not “God breathed,” as 2 Ti. In an article titled, The Old Testament Canon the author says, “Jerome produced the standard Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate, and he felt that it was important for this purpose that he learn Hebrew. consent of the Ancient Fathers.’. That in their Mass there is Real Transubstantiation of the Elements into the Body and The actual word apocrypha is derived from the Greek word “abscondita,” which historically identified writings which had an obscure origin or which were heretical. The deuterocanonical books (sometimes collectively called the Apocrypha or apocryphal books) are texts considered canonical by some Christian traditions, so these books are included in some Bibles and are omitted from others. former Councils, and especially in this their Council of Trent, ought to be wholly and The Bible teaches that it is the Lord Jesus Christ, our great High Priest, who is interceding for us in Heaven–not deceased saints (He. The Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical books teach many things that are not true and are not historically accurate. It is also important to note that Judith’s counsel regarding resisting Nebuchadnezzar was contrary to that given by God’s prophet Jeremiah (see Jeremiah 38:14). Some Apocryphal books, though written as history, are actually fiction. He says, and I quote…. The word Deuterocanonical comes from the Greek words Deutero and canona meaning "second canon." Those who do not believe on Christ are “condemned already” (John 3:18). 6. Yet, we need to go way back to Jerome, translator of the Latin Vulgate in 405 AD for the answer. The King James Version Bible (KJV) was authorized by King James I and is sometimes referred to as the “Authorized Version”. Forgotten and Lost Books of the Bible, 1611 KJV Apocrypha and other lost scriptures Understand the language of parables of Christ by Robert Ferrell, Free MP3's, Free PDF's, and videos 38:1-4). Consider this quote from II Maccabees 12:43-45: He also took up a collection… and sent it to Jerusalem to provide for a sin offering…For if he were not expecting that those who had fallen asleep would arise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead… Therefore he made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin. ought to be religiously invocated (prayed to); and that they understand as well the “This name was first used in the sixteenth century by Sixtus Senensis and has since passed into common use in the Latin Church as a convenient label to cover the books Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, the two Maccabees, Baruch, and the Greek parts of Esther and Daniel. Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus or Sirach, by Dr. David L. Brown. preserved by the Jews. That Whosoever will not fall down before Relics and Images, to kiss and worship the true Catholic Faith, out of which non can be saved. These books are not found in the Masoretic Hebrew text, which has long been regarded as authoritative among orthodox Jewish rabbis. Romans 5:11 says, And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. But, the famous Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria (1st century), although quoting extensively from the Old Testament canon “never once quotes from any apocryphal books” (Archer 1974:73). Scriptures are quoted. The Apocrypha contain teachings wholly contrary to the other books of the Bible. It is always best to dismiss claims AFTER seeing the evidence. The apocrypha was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D. A portion of these books were called deuterocanonical books … It was translated by the Church of England and was first published in 1611. But if I may unwittingly have said anything, that shall be found to disagree either with any passage in the Holy Scriptures, or with the consent of Antiquity in the sense and Interpretation of those Scriptures, (which yet, I hope will, will not be found), I do here beforehand revoke and unsay it already. notwithstanding that our Savior otherwise appointed it. Some of the books do fill in some of the 400-year gap between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New. However, the majority of the book of Revelation seems to have been translated from the Latin Vulgate. II Maccabees also contains the heresy that deceased saints are interceding in heaven for those on earth (15:11-14). Hardcover. Then, ‘That all Scripture are to be expounded according to the Sense of this Roman before the definite separation of the Church from Judai… 9. They do not go to purgatory, they go immediately to be with the Lord. However, after they passed from the scene, muddled hierarchs started adding books to the Bible either out of ignorance or because such books helped back up variou… The Greek word, "apocrypha," means hidden and, indeed, those extra Old Testament books have been hidden from most non-Catholic readers. I should note that Orthodox “Christians” (Greek, Russian, Serbian, Orthodox, etc) usually Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), on The Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical Books, http://ftp.iafrica.com/l/ll/ lloyd/Apocrypha.htm, http:// thechristian.org/church_history/ot_history.html; p.2, CBGM: Sowing Doubt with a Technological Flare, More Proof The Traditional Text Is of Apostolic Origin, How Poorly Translated Foreign Bibles Make Issues for Missionaries and pastors-Mark Reno, The Preface of the KJB- The Translators to the Readers-Dr. Phil Stringer, Can a Modern Church Grow Without using A Modern Bible Translation? Or another word I have heard is "Deuterocanonical." 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 points this out! almsgiving delivers from death, and it will purge away every sin” (Tobit 12:9). Tobit teaches the false doctrine of salvation by works, Tobit 12:9 “For almsgiving delivers from death, and it will purge away every sin.” Tobit 14:11 “So now, my children, consider what almsgiving accomplishes and how righteousness delivers.”. Then the young man said to the angel, `Brother Azarias, of what use is the liver and heart and gall of the fish?’ He replied, `As for the heart and the liver, if a demon or evil spirit gives trouble to any one, you make a smoke from these before the man or woman, and that person will never be troubled again. That when the Priest receiveth the Sacrament alone, and when he giveth to others but BEWARE OF THE APOCRYPHA! The Bible says in John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth… The Holy Spirit did not guide the Apostolic and Early New Testament Church to regard the Apocrypha as the inspired Word of God because it was not! Deuterocanonical Apocrypha. Tobiat as well. Though some of the Apocryphal books perhaps do have historical value, giving information In the fall 2001 I received an American Bible Society catalog and to my surprise, there I saw Bible after Bible that contained the Apocrypha. 7 But I drew his own sword; I beheaded him, and removed reproach from the people of Israel. The apocryphal books were not included in the original Hebrew Old Testament preserved by the Jews. It is true that early editions of the KJV (as well as many other Reformation Bibles, including the German Luther Bible) contained the Apocrypha, but these books were included for historical reference only, not as additions to the canon of Scripture. In the Jerusalem Bible (a Catholic Bible), for example, Tobit, Judith, and the Maccabees follow Nehemiah; the Book of Wisdom and Ecclesiasticus follow Ecclesiastes; Baruch follows Lamentations; etc. That the Pope of Rome is the Monarch or Head of the Universal Visible Church, the 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Gospel it self (he notes Luke 24:47 in the footnotes), and against the common sense In gathering my Witnesses together, and Collecting this Scholastic History, I must acknowledge to owe somewhat unto those learned Men, that have heretofore taken pains in this behalf, as well at home in our own Church, as abroad in others. Roman Catholics call them deuterocanonical books, not because they are inferior to the proto-canonical, or first canon books, but rather because their status was decided later in history. 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