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The Apocalypse of John 22:18-19

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jacob Dahlen, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. Jacob Dahlen

    Jacob Dahlen New Member

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    I am warning everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If you add anything to them, God will add the plegues told about in this book. If you take any words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from you your share in the tree of life. He will also take away your place in the Holy City. This book tells about these things.

    So by what right Do you think you have not including the Deuterocanonicals in the bible?
     
  2. Chemnitz

    Chemnitz New Member

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    You should be careful in asking this question because the reverse can be asked of you, by what right do you add the Deuterocanonicals to the Bible?
     
  3. Jacob Dahlen

    Jacob Dahlen New Member

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    The Deuterocanonicals were in use even at the time of the apostles. Also the Hebrews used these books long before Jesus came in the flesh, and in some cases the Hebrew still use the Deuterocanonicals to this day.
     
  4. nate

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    Actually hate to disagree but the Jews never considered the Deuterocanonical books canon. For several reasons 1. They were not written in Hebrew and 2. the Church used them.
     
  5. Jacob Dahlen

    Jacob Dahlen New Member

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    So the Ethiopian Jews don’t count then…
     
  6. Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas Active Member

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    Good point. The Ethiopian Jews use these books to this day, as did many other of the Jews of the Diaspora (and some even in Palestine) at the time of Christ. This is why the very earliest Church Fahters (apostolic/sub-apostolic) quoted from the Deuterocanonicals just as they did other Scripture (without making distinction).

    That being said, though, the warning at the end of John's Apocalypse is referring to that book itself and not whether or not any other book is canonical.
     
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