[quote=auhsoj88]46 old testament books or 39 including 27 new testaments books and only ONE book claims to be inspired! Thats right, only one book claims to be inspired, and thats the book or Revelations…The book of mormom also claims to be inspired by God as does the Koran, and several other eastern religions literature! By the way, most bible historians have no clue on who wrote the book of Hebrews and several other OT books.
By the way, I am catholic and the Church told me (because I can’t read it anywhere) that the 46, and the 27 books are indeed inspired, even though only one book claims to be inspired, and that is Revelations. This is called accepting TRADITION!
I repeatedly ask my Prot friend to prove to me God’s inspirition on the other books (and not Revelations) of the bible and he can’t. Why? Doing so will then force him to admit the Authority of the Catholic Church and the Tradition of believing all books are inspired and not just Revelations…
If one believes in Sola Scriptura the one should back up everything they say using just sola scriptura???
Being unable to give a defence of one’s beliefs does not mean they are indefensible - it may mean only that the person in question is not skilful in debate.
We are not saved by our brilliance in putting forward unanswerable arguments - but by God’s grace & Love.
So a particular Protestant or Catholic, or other Christian, may be hopeless in debate and argument, but be closer to God than a thousand more agile and effective debaters.
Besides, the Cross makes hay of our argumentative abilities:
1Cor. 1:18 For the word of the Cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1Cor. 1:19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart.”
1Cor. 1:20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1Cor. 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
1Cor. 1:22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
1Cor. 1:23 but we preach Christ Crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
1Cor. 1:24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1Cor. 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1Cor. 1:26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth;
1Cor. 1:27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong,
1Cor. 1:28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
1Cor. 1:29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1Cor. 1:30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
1Cor. 1:31 therefore, as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.” ##