There are good writers esp in our age, people who write you read and would almost need to be slowly making a study progressively each day, to have substantial share of the spiritual content which seem more of 'soul and spirit building meal'. I am positive that this inspiration is still there, what I am sure is that the special inspiration to write any material of Bible high level of inspiration to which even God said My Word is Spirit is not with men, today. The Divine Inspiration by which the Bible exists is Universally relevant and forever a Force by itself. =CharlesIs the Apocalypse of St. Peter an divinely inspired book? Well, do you consider it to be?
I've read it, and I may be leaning more towards it being divinely inspired.
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So what?????There's nothing in the Bible that supports that view of hell at all.
Thank you Brother Bo - well said! I agree.When it comes to living my life I stick with the 66 books of the bible. If I want to read the apocryphal books and/or other spurious works I do so with the understanding that they (while sometimes are informative and thought provoking) they are not in the bible so they do not have the authority of scripture. I look at it like this- over the last 20 centuries God has spoken to many and they have written their thoughts- I enjoy reading them but if they disagree with established scripture then at least on that point I know they are in error. The bible is the standard against which all truth is measures.
This is a link to an interesting study on how the present cannon was arrived at:
Bible Basics - New Testament - Origins
I didn't know until I read the above. Hell? Anything not developed out of the Foundation laid by the Bible is not at all acceptable for me now and forever. =CharlesThere's nothing in the Bible that supports that view of hell at all. If we accept that it's inspired then we can accept all sorts of things to be part of the Bible as well, there's no end to it.