I am currently reading Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church by Henry G. Graham. I saw this book referenced many times here at CAF and decided to read it myself.
I am half way through and am very impressed with this book. It is so eye-opening. I was aware that Protestants had removed books from the Bible but was shocked to learn of other places where Protestants have changed the Bible (such as Luther insterting the word “only” to St. Paul
s teaching on being justified by faith. I had no idea that Protestants had altered Gods word in so many other places of the Bible. The author points out that Protestants have corrupted Scripture, yet continue to accuse Catholics of not loving the Bible. It is Catholics that have a true love of God`s word by protecting it and preserving it all these years.
Protestants only have part of the Bible whereas Catholics have the complete edition. The Catholic Church truly loves and venerates the written word of God, as history shows.
This book is so eye-opening for me. It makes me feel sad because I don`t think most Prostestants know the history of the Bible.
I see so many contradictions within Protestant tradition and Protestant teaching. Why accept the authority of the Bible if you don`t believe in the authority of the Church that compiled it? If the only authority one believes in, is themself, than how does that make the Bible any different than other book? Sacred Scripture did just got fall from the sky.
There are specific points I would like to discuss from this book. If anyone else has read it, or is interested in reading it, please let me know. We could discuss it here (like an on-line book club).
For people who choose to respond to my thread, and I hope many will, please limit your comments to points made in this book, or on ideas that stem from this book. That way we can keep the discussion focused.
This is an excellent book and I hope others will read it. It is available from Amazon.com or from CAF.