Question: Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with this question I have. I know that in II Timothy 3:16 it says that all scripture is “God breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”. This is a wonderful thing, but I have a question about the Bible…

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Question: If the books in the Bible were written by apostles, was Moses considered an apostle? What of Isaiah and Samuel? Were they considered apostles? Is it not said in the book of Matthew that nothing was to be taken from the Old Testament? I’m just curious because if this is true, those books in…

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Question: Regarding the article on the Apocrypha, I find the criticism on the Wisdom of Solomon out of order and quotes “Wisdom” out of context by failing to quote the verses in full. For example, Wisdom 11:20 “But even without these, they could have dropped dead at a single breath, pursued by your justice, whirled away…

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Question: You know of any good books on how we got our Bible and why we leave certain books out? I have two people who want to know a good book about this. I have read how we got our books, but I don’t have those books anymore. I can’t remember as it has been…

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by Donald P. Ames Originally Published in Truth Magazine Vol. XIII 2, pp. 12-14, November 1968 Vol. XIII:6, pp. 10-12, March 1969 Vol. XIII:4, pp. 14-17, January 1969 Vol. XIII:5, pp. 13-15, February 1969 Many today are sadly lacking in information as to the extra books found in the Catholic Bible and just exactly how they…

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Text: Colossians 4:7-18   I.         Near the end of Paul’s third journey, he visited churches to gather funds to relieve the famine stricken brethren in Judea. – I Corinthians 16:1-9             A.        Several of the churches sent representatives to travel with Paul – II Corinthians 8:16-24             B.        Several of these men are named in Acts 20:1-4. Take special note…

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Question: I would like to ask you about II Samuel 1:18. This verse speaks of ‘The Book of Jasher’. What is this book? I have noticed other parts in the Old Testament that also refer to other books. Are the writers referring to other writings of the Bible? Or other writings from that time? Would…

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Question: Could you please tell me how the Bible you currently have originally come into existence? Since we know that some of the apostles did not even start to write until about 50 AD, about 20 years after Christ ascended to heaven, we know with certainty that the apostles went out and established churches without…

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I.         When addressing what books are accepted into the Old Testament canon, you will run into a set of writings known as the Apocrypha             A.        “Apocrypha” means “doubtful writings”             B.        There are 15 books or writings which fall under this heading             C.        The Roman Catholic church accepts 12 of these books and calls them “deutero-canonical” books             D.        See chart for…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         In our prior lesson, we established the acceptance of the writings of Moses by a large number of people over a wide range of history.             A.        The writings were not accepted because of some decree or because the documents were old, but because they were recognized as the works of Moses who…

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