123- What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 18 Is the Apocrypha Scripture

123- What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 18 Is the Apocrypha Scripture

According to the council of Trent, if you do not accept the Apocrypha as sacred and canonical, you are accursed.  Should we accept the Apocrypha?

The reasons that the Catholic Church claim we should accept the Apocrypha are:

  1. It’s included in the Septuagint.  (So?)
  2. The Church Fathers, Irenaeus, Tertullian and Clement of Alexandria accepted it as scripture.
  3. The Catholic theologian Augustine accepted The Apocrypha as scripture.
  4. Some catacombs have been discovered with drawings on the walls that depict scenes from the Apocrypha
  5. The Councils of Rome, Hippo and Carthage believed the Apocrypha belonged in the Cannon.
  6. The Apocrypha was found in the Qumran library.

The Reasons we should not accept the Apocrypha as inspired scripture:

  1. Not one of the Books in the Apocrypha claims to be inspired from God.  Most of the canonical books make this claim in one way or another.
  2. Not one of the Apocryphal books has prophecies we can check and verify.  Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecies that have come to pass, thus showing Gods hand in their authorship.
  3. The New Testament does not quote any books of the Apocrypha.  The New Testament does quote nearly every book of the Old Testament.
  4. The Apocrypha contains historical errors, contradictions and numerical errors.
  5. The Apocrypha fails the test of Canonicity.
  6. The Apocrypha contains unbiblical doctrines.  These doctrines include:
    1. The doctrine of the Mass (transubstantiation).
    2. The world was created out of pre-existing matter.
    3. You can atone for your sins through works.
    4.  Prayer to saints.
    5. Worship of Angels.
    6. The doctrine of Purgatory

On of the most helpful books available on Catholicism.  This book not only teaches you what they believe, it teaches how you can ask questions to lead your Catholic friend to the truth.

Here’s the entire mp3 podcast series on the topic of Roman Catholicism, ready for download.

What Are The Beliefs Of Roman Catholicism 01

What Are The Beliefs Of Roman Catholicism 02 Scripture and Tradition mp3

What Do Roman Catholics Believe 03 Scripture and Tradition mp3

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 04 Papal Infallibility

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 05 Papal Infallibility

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 06 The Catholic View Of Salvation

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 07 Purgatory

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 08 Purgatory And Indulgences

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 09 The Seven Sacraments

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 10 Veneration Of Mary mp3

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 11 Veneration Of Mary

What Do The Roman Catholics Believe 12 Prayer To Saints mp3

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 13 Prayer to the Saints and Mary mp3

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 14 Veneration of Relics mp3

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 15 Veneration of Relics mp3

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 16 Looking At the Books of the Apocrypha

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 17 Looking At the Books of the Apocrypha

What Do the Roman Catholics Believe 18 Is the Apocrypha Scripture

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