[quote=VeronicasJude]I have been beaten up for speaking word for word out of the Beginning Apologetics I. I was writing about the books that have been taken out of hte bible and then the next paragraph says.:
But here is the real question: Which OT would you rather use- the OT used by Jesus, the NT writers and early Church, or the OT used by later Jews who had rejected Christ and persecuted Christianity?
Im sure you can imagine how this went over. Please help me. Im still learning a lot and Im not sure how to respond to “oh no, it was the other way around” Jews did not persecute Christians.
I beleive this refers to the so called “Jewish Canon” which exlcudes the sames books the Protestant OT does. It was intituted in around 1020 AD-some 600 years after the Catholic cannon was exstablished in Carthage?(398 I beleive). The question is why do the Protestant accept a OT cannon established by the Jews 1,000 years after Christ died?
If one follows the arguments generally used to eliinmate the books the protestants did you would have to likewise have to eliminate I beleive 9 more books from the Old Testanment and 7 from the new(Including 1Peter, 2Peter and Jude.