It is an interesting book that allows a person to have ONE SIN after they have been baptized. It is also found in several of the oldest Greek bibles known.
It is best classified as a pious fiction. Not even Biblical.
You can find a copy in THE LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE along with other fabrications.
posted on 12/20/2012 9:51:39 AM PST
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
(REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
True; as far as I know, it was never considered canonical (except by Irenaeus??). Though it was sometimes "packaged" with the canonical books of the Bible as a kind of appendix of devotional literature, it was clearly not written by an author of the Apostolic decades, and therefore could not have been authoritatively inspired as a Biblical book.
It seems to be rather rigorist in morality, while at the same time kind of confused in Christology. At this point I will stop beause I don't know much about it.
posted on 12/20/2012 12:37:48 PM PST
by Mrs. Don-o
("In Christ we form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson