[quote=michaelgazin]“When those “missing” letters were read in the churches, the Holy Spirit made clear to God’s people through His prophets that these were not to be included in the canon of Scripture.”
How nice and convenient
Its nice that an entire protestant study on the origin of the canon can be summed up in about one sentence, “there were many works circulating, but the Holy Spirit let everyone know which were inspired and which weren’t. The end.”
It is interesting that their logic states consent=divine inspiration. It isn’t even a possibility that the works might simply receive approval for their accuracy. No, approval absolutely and undeniably means the works were co-authored by the Holy Spirit. How do protestants know? Well, of course God would never let them be in error about His own Word.
Their naivety and lack of sound logic always amazes me when discussing the canon.
Maybe this deserves its own thread, but…
to me, this is why the world has lost religion. Think about it: for the first 1500 years of Christianity, the Church and God was what mattered to people, even to kings, who waged wars for His sake. Protestantism comes about, and within 200 years you have people doubting God, and from there people started going away from religion until we are at the point where we are now.
Could this be because of the rise of Protestantism to be the “dominant” Christian religion? Most of their arguements do go something like, “God said so, the end.” It’s no wonder so many have found problems with that line of thought and come to atheism or agnosticism! It’s no wonder so many people view God as a fairy tale when these Protestant views are the ones being promulgated.
From that point I ask this: is it that Protestantism is the “church” of Satan… the means by which he has chosen to attack this world?