We Catholics here have insisted the Catholic Church canonized and made the Bible which contain both Old and New Testament. It was the Church who added 27 NT as part of Christian Scripture.
Yet Non-Catholic Christians say we didn’t. It seem to me that they blindly ignore the facts.
Let me quote the Decree issued by Pope of Damascus I in 382 AD in the Council of Rome concerning Biblical Canon.
At this time, there was only One Church. It was Catholic and this was before the Schism.
The Pope states the following:
The Decree of Pope St. Damasus I, Council of Rome. 382 A.D…
ST. DAMASUS 1, POPE, THE DECREE OF DAMASUS:
It is likewise decreed: Now, indeed, we must treat of the divine Scriptures: what the **universal Catholic Church accepts and what she must shun. **
The list of the Scriptures of the New and Eternal Testament, which the holy and Catholic Church receives: of the Gospels, one book according to Matthew, one book according to Mark, one book according to Luke, one book according to John. The Epistles of the Apostle Paul, fourteen in number: one to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, one to the Ephesians, two to the Thessalonians, one to the Galatians, one to the Philippians, one to the Colossians, two to Timothy, one to Titus one to Philemon, one to the Hebrews. Likewise, one book of the Apocalypse of John. And the Acts of the Apostles, one book. Likewise, the canonical Epistles, seven in number: of the Apostle Peter, two Epistles; of the Apostle James, one Epistle; of the Apostle John, one Epistle; of the other John, a Presbyter, two Epistles; of the Apostle Jude the Zealot, one Epistle. Thus concludes the canon of the New Testament.
Likewise it is decreed: After the announcement of all of these prophetic and evangelic or as well as apostolic writings which we have listed above as Scriptures, on which, by the grace of God, the** Catholic Church **is founded, we have considered that it ought to be announced that although **all the Catholic Churches spread abroad through the world comprise but one bridal chamber of Christ, nevertheless, the holy Roman Church **has been placed at the forefront not by the conciliar decisions of other Churches, but has received the primacy by the evangelic voice of our Lord and Savior, who says: “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it; and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you shall have bound on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall have loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Protestant Apologists resort to opinions of so called Biblical scholars who themselves also resort to the opinions of ECF who did not consider the 7 deutrocanonical books. Yet they have not produce any decrees by the Church prior to the Council of Trent that did revere the 7 deutrocanonical books as unspired.
The list in the Council of Trent affirms the list in the other Council that affirms the Council of Rome, Hippo, and Carthage.
Protestants need to acknowledge that the Catholic Church gave them the Bible. This is fact! This is history.
If you ignore this you are just ignoring the truth. I know there are Protestants who do acknowledge the Catholic Church made the Bible.
When I said made, I mean by the Catholic Church put the OT and NT together and made the Bible.
There was Scripture before the Church but it was only the OT. It wasn’t called the Bible then. Jesus and His Apostles called it simply Scripture.