In part one, I discussed the Biblical canon and debated along the lines of if the Biblical Canon was closed. This time will be a bit different. I was in a few discussions before and have heard what they teach in many churches and what they teach in many seminary schools: "The Bible canon is 66 books and the books are sealed, with no new revelation to come." Where did we come up with the teaching that there are only 66 books within GOD's Word?

The Church has been physically divided by man's differences, and have fallen into the following categories with the following Biblical Canon:

Protestant Churches: 66 books
Lutheran Churches: 66 books (however, Martin Luther made an attempt to remove the books of Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation from the canon)
The Roman Catholic Church, & Eastern Catholic Churches: standard 66 plus the deuterocanonical books
Ethiopic Churches: 81 books (contains Enoch, Jubilees, and three books of the Meqabyan)

...and the list goes on....

Full dogmatic articulations and the closing of the Church Canons were not made until the Council of Trent of 1546 for Roman Catholicism, the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1563 for the Church of England, the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647 for British Calvinism, and the Synod of Jerusalem of 1672 for the Greek Orthodox.Is it biblical, traditional, or just an assumption? Is it accurate or deceiving?

I guess my question is this: Who decided your Bible's number of books, and was GOD involved in this?

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Now THAT is a strong point to raise up! Any comments/replies/rebuttals from the Black Israelites?
Newview,

Can you explain what it means to "glory in the flesh?"
James

Being a descendent of Israel doesn't get you saved, as we see from the real and present day Israelites, it was from their seed and branch that salvation comes, The Messiah Christ Jesus.

James, put off your law keeping and the Torah, you won't find eternal life in it, no matter how much you search the scriptures, they testify and point to Jesus, Go to Him. Come into the Kingdom, James. Spiritual Israel is where is it at!!
Amen Sis. Caral
@ Sister Caral

Matthew 19:16-17 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him
Hez,
Look have a look at what Christ Said.

John 5:39-40 - You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.


Matt 35-40 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

’On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
So the scriptures in Matthew mean nothing that I put down.

How do you love the Lord with all your heart mind and Body?

How do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?
So the scriptures in Matthew mean nothing that I put down.

But what was the focus of 1John is it Love. God is Love.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1John

How do you love the Lord with all your heart mind and Body?

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1John 4:9

let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

How do you love your neighbor as you love yourself?

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

All from 1John 4.

Hek, Love comes from God, He gives it to us by sending His Son, We only love Him because He loved us first. When we understand what God did for us, we overflow in our gratitude of His love for us, then we can give and love others. Because it is not us, It is Him. So no man can boast.
Caral,

1 John 5:3,"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome."

So, what's the love of God, Caral?
Amen James,

His commandments are not burdensome. His Yoke is light.

What is love. God.

As I said love comes from God, He gives it to us by sending His Son, We only love Him because He loved us first. When we understand what God did for us, we overflow in our gratitude of His love for us, then we can give and love others. Because it is not us, It is Him. So no man can boast.

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Wow......

Ok. If this is what you think.

It is incorrect.

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

2Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Exodus 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

1John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

1John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him
Oh Hez

I am deeply saddened by your response. I will pray that one day the Lord will remove the scales from you eyes, so that you may see Him, see His wonderful amazing Grace and Love.

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