There is no need to say in Scripture what is Canon and what is not.
As a Catholic, I agree. No need to look for it in Scripture, because the canon is not in Scripture. It is part of the sacred tradition of the Church, and it is the sacred tradition of the Church that established which books belonged in the canon and which did not.
But the Reformers, 15 centuries later, removed seven books from the Old Testament, as you know, in violation of the Church's sacred tradition. Lutheran removes them because they contained evidence of doctrines he wished to reject, including strong evidence for purgatory and the Jewish tradition of prayer for the dead.
Yet the original books of the OT canon, established within the first several hundred years of the Church, were based on the same Greek scriptures references by Jesus and the Apostles, the Septuagint.
Seek and ye shall find, in the sacred tradition of the Church.
posted on 07/28/2009 10:09:40 PM PDT
The Bible warns about following the traditions of men.
No offense intended, but the Reformers really weren’t concerned about “violating the Church’ sacred tradition.” They were more concerned about Scripture and winning souls for Christ.
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