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Catholic Church Says / Bible Says:

  • Regarding The Bible #3

    The Catholic Church says that the Apocrypha are canonical books of the Bible (Divinely inspired)

    Non-Catholic denominations show that they are not divinely inspired but have spiritual value.

    The Apocrypha are Not Canonical

    Question: How do you know that the Protestant Bible is the right one, and not the Catholic Bible, which includes more books in the Old Testament?

    Answer: The Protestant and Catholic Bible are identical except for a set of books called the apocrypha or deuterocanonicals.

    The apocrypha consists of 15 pieces of Jewish literature written around 200 years B.C. They are included with the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures known as the Septuagint. Seven of these books (First and Second Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Baruch and Ecclesiasticus, also known as Sirach) and additions to Esther and Daniel, are considered canonical by the Roman Catholic Church. Protestants do not accept them as part of the Holy Scriptures.

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FACTOR FALLOUT

It is with disappointing amazement that I watched the segment of the O'Reilly Factor tonight dealing with whether there is life after death, to hear Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist of Dallas let Bill O'Rielly get away with stating twice that he believes "you have to earn your way into heaven."

My disappointment is compounded because I had the opportunity to meet Pastor Jeffress at a Pastor's luncheon in The Greater Cleveland area last Wednesday, during which I asked him if he ever had an opportunity to discuss the Gospel with O'rielly at which he said, "Yes, but he's off the ranch."

To be fair Jeffress did close with a comment that anyone, be he Christian, Catholic, Jew, or Muslim, who acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will enter heaven.

My further problem is that I would not expect a leader of one of the largest Evangelical Christian Churches in America avoid the opportunity of making a clear expression of the Gospel to a large audience which clearly is by grace alone and not by works lest any man should boast. As a frequent fan of the O'Reilly Factor I get a good sense that Mr. O'Reilly is not shy of identifying his good works.
A Gospel based on good works earning salvation is great fodder for pride, the prominent capitol sin. We are all prone to do that.

Gus Supan

Supan Says #21. GOD”S SOVEREIGNTY: God ordains what He hates to accomplish what He loves. (A.J.Supan)★

Supan Says

Some Said

-SOME SAID #26. Grace plus anything else is heresy. (Anonymous 2012)

Did You Know?

Augie Asks

-AUGIE ASKS #06. Why don't many Christian couples have a daily practice of praying together?

He Said

"A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death better than the day of birth" (Ecl 7)

We Say

-WE SAY #01. WORSHIP: I can hardly wait to get to heaven so I can worship God without the awareness of myself. Our total depravity is always in the way of true worship (A.J.Supan/Joni EricksonToda) ★

Gus Googles

Catholics are less likely to discuss their religious views, attend church, or read the Bible then were Protestants. (Barna Study 2007) http://www.barna.org/

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