Is 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.
Share your thoughts
So what?????There's nothing in the Bible that supports that view of hell at all.
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
There'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.