[quote="jesusismyrock, post:1, topic:124478"]
I will first say for those who do not know me that I am a 15 year old Strong Charismatic Hardcore Roman Catholic girl who only wants to know more and more about my faith and live my life for Jesus Christ.
My question is: What 7 books did Martin Luther take out of the Bible
The are called, collectively, the Deuterocanonicals. Someone else has listed them for you so I won't bother. The Protestants call them the "Apocrypha".
and could there possibly be any significance in it being 7 books that were taken out since (from what I have been told) the number 7 is supposed to be an important spiritual number? (I don't know much of anything about that Idea or if it is fact, I am simply wondering...)
I believe it is significant. However, neither Protestants nor Catholics like my opinion on this matter. I guess its too "mystical" or something. Anyway...
Sheva is the Hebrew word for "oath". It is the basis of the word, "Sabbath". It is also the basis of the word, "Seven". As in, God made the world in "seven" days.
Therefore, in Scripture, the number, 7, is considered a "mystical" number. It is repeated many times.
God blessed the seventh day.
Look at Genesis 7 and count how many times the number 7 is repeated:
7 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by** sevens**, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For yet **seven **days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah ....10 And it came to pass after** seven **days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. etc. etc.
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the** seven**teenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
And on and on. Therefore, the number 7 is believed to represent both "God's oath or covenant with mankind" and "fullness or completeness".
So, by by Luther removing the 7 books, I believe God has given us a message. He has removed the Covenant of God and left the Protestants with an incomplete book.
If that were all, I wouldn't blame anyone for not believing the significance of this number. But there is much more.
Let's look at the number of books which remained in the Protestant Scriptures. 66
What is the number of the Beast? 666
Also, 7 is fullness and 6 is the lack thereof.
And finally, what is the number of Catholic books. 73.
Seven signifies fullness and signifies "oath or Covenant". What does 3 signify?
What we have here is "the complete Covenant of the Holy Trinity." This is what Luther destroyed when he took out seven books from the Sacred Bible.
I'm just throwing it out there.
Thanks so much!!