protestants changed scripture to fit there anti catholic view points, they took books out of the bible, and?

protestants changed scripture to fit there anti catholic view points, they took books out of the bible, and?
in some instances left whole verces out. In some kjv they even took out the words tradition (s) Now, how can you claim to have truth with bad scripture?

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32 Responses to “protestants changed scripture to fit there anti catholic view points, they took books out of the bible, and?”

  • Steve N says:

    The protestant Bible is more accurately translated from the original Hebrew.
    On the other hand, Catholics are told not to read the Bible.

  • Esther says:

    Dear, you need to stop stirring up trouble.

  • Atheist Nun says:

    Not only that don’t forget luther took out a book of James, Revelations and some other books out until later protestants put them back in.

  • david w says:

    you are sad

  • Hogie says:

    There has been a lot of scholarship since then, and updated versions of the KJV and others reflect this, where both Catholic and Protestant scholars contributed.

    And, the same sources of Greek /Hebrew/ Chaldean texts were used as well as many others that have come to light since the 17th century.


  • voice_of_reason says:

    dissecting olde english and modern is a lost cause sister

  • joe s says:

    To Steve N.

    The New Testament was never written in “Old Hebrew”.
    Try Greek.

    These silly protestants always make me laugh.

  • nuPhyllis! says:

    actually, it was a pagan roman emperor (Constantine) who took over 200 books out of the bible.

  • bill w says:

    shhh, they don’t want to answer because it’s best to sweep stuff/mistakes that don’t make sense under the rug

  • Thomas Paine says:

    I wish you the best, dear.

    Investigate before you prosecute. The Apocrypha was excluded by the Jewish Scribes 2,000 yrs ago. When Luther challenged Romanism, they brought back those scriptuires to prove their ‘theft’ was biblical…in 1541.

    Look it up!

  • The Coming Evil says:

    Can you show me 1 verse telling you to pray to Mary, or to confess your sins to a priest, or confirming the existance of a place called Purgatory? I seem to have noticed some problems with the Catholic beliefs too.

  • single eye says:

    Your bible is no better. You have all those non-scripture o.t. books. Moses did not know God.

  • Father K says:

    I agree. This is an example of “eisegesis” (imposing one’s views upon a passage) as opposed to “exegesis” (drawing out the meaning of the passage from its context).

    Unfortunately, “Proof-texting Protestants” usually do not know the difference as they have only been taught what the fundies teach.

    Such sadness.

  • C. L. Richardson says:

    The Catholics have mixed Christianity with Paganism and call their priests “Father” even though the Bible clearly says we have ONE Father and he is in heaven. The book of Revelation calls the Catholic church a harlot and says that she will have her end in fire. Now, how can YOU claim to have truth with even the scriptures against you?

    PS. What you originally said is a lie. Scripture hasn’t changed.

  • mike says:

    Honey, you need to get out of that cult and seek a relationship with the Creator, Jesus Christ.

  • pastor penne says:

    This is a perfect example of how religion is used to get power. If you read all twelve gospels maybe your viewpoints on the conflict will change as they are both edited to get power.

  • bill k says:

    This isn’t just a christian phenomena; rather its cultural. Nearly every religion has evolved to meet the needs/beliefs of its adherents.

    It’s the reason why the ‘literal’ vs. ‘figurative’ debate rages.

    It’s the reason why so many past religions are no longer followed; having been replaced and relegated to myth.

  • ina_nutshell says:


  • wefmeister says:

    I think you are mistaken.
    However the Apocryphal books of the Bible were removed because they are not afforded the same weight of authority as the accepted 66 books of the canon. I think most Catholic scholars would agree on that. Neither are they recognized by the Jews as part of the Tanakh.
    Actually, they were originally included in the King James Bible until they were removed by common agreement, if I recall correctly, some time in the 1800’s.

    There are numerous Protestant and Catholic versions of the Bible today, all which are substantially in agreement with one another, with only minor differences.

  • Tuberoot says:

    If you have the Apocrypha in your Bible, then why did they remove many, many verses from 4 Edras 7:36-105 ? The total number of verses should show 140 verses. What were they doing when they did that? What did they NOT want you to see?

    Should the pot call the kettle ‘black’?

  • M T says:

    Dear Child, God wants you to find the answer. Start looking for it and don’t let anyone deceive you for it’s your future.

  • TG says:

    “Protestants” did not change any scriptures. The scriptures and manuscripts that make up the Bible have been in existence since they were written, the last “book” having been around since 100 AD.

    What is ironic is that the catholic insist they “gave” us the Bible yet there are scriptures FROM THEIR OWN BIBLES that contradict some of their practices and beliefs. For example..

    If the Bible is a Catholic book,

    1. Why does it condemn clerical dress? (Matt. 23:5-6).
    2. Why does it teach against the adoration of Mary? (Luke 11:27-28).
    3. Why does it show that all Christians are priests? (1 Pet. 2:5,9).
    4. Why does it condemn the observance of special days? (Gal. 4:9-11).
    5. Why does it teach that all Christians are saints? (1 Cor. 1:2).
    6. Why does it condemn the making and adoration of images? (Ex. 20:4-5).
    7. Why does it teach that baptism is immersion instead of pouring? (Col. 2:12).
    8. Why does it forbid us to address religious leaders as “father”? (Matt. 23:9).
    9. Why does it teach that Christ is the only foundation and not the apostle Peter? (1 Cor. 3:11).
    10. Why does it teach that there is one mediator instead of many? (1 Tim. 2:5).
    11. Why does it teach that a bishop must be a married man? (1 Tim. 3:2, 4-5).
    12. Why is it opposed to the primacy of Peter? (Luke 22:24-27).
    13. Why does it oppose the idea of purgatory? (Luke 16:26).
    14. Why is it completely silent about infant baptism, instrumental music in worship, indulgences, confession to priests, the rosary, the mass, and many other things in the Catholic Church?

    These verses are in the catholic Bible, yet they choose to “interpret” them in a way to support their beliefs. As far as the extra “books” in the catholic Bible, they were deemed long ago to be uninspired and full of contradictions. The apostles never quoted from them, Jesus never quoted from them and neither did any of the church fathers.

    So, who actually is changing the scriptures???

  • heiscomingintheclouds says:

    You can say what you please. Yet, I will tell you this. You are not alone when it comes to standing in a doctrine that is contrary to the Word of God. Most today have in some way corrupted the Word of God.

    Your stand on the catholic bible could not stand against the truth of God’s Word. Then we have the multitudes of pagan rituals, along with adding and taking away from the Word of God, creating a doctrine that is pleasing to the flesh, but not to God. The catholic religion has a form of godliness, but denies the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Your attack is not so much on the protestants as it is the infallible Word of God. So don’t pretend that it is.

    The Methodist, Presbyterians, and many, many others are no different then the Catholics. They have all done things that God hates. He wants us to heed his Word and to be led of his Holy Spirit.

    The only acceptable offering is to let Jesus live his sinless life through all who believe. The born again who have been saved from hell fire. Thank you Lord Jesus. Praise you Father God.

  • BrotherMichael says:

    I guess now the burden is now on you to prove your allegations. And, by the way, the word tradition is listed 11 times in the KJV I have. The apocryphal books were added later, not taken out, they are not considered inspired Scripture.

  • TroothBTold says:

    Those extra books do not fit the criteria of canon.* There are criteria of prophetic authorship, historicity, and such. The Apocryphal books do not fit canon criteria.

    Your information sounds quite quoted – do you have any documentation to substantiate your claim? Have you done any studies, or are you parroting what another has said?

  • The Carmelite says:

    That’s exactly why there are more than 30,000 Protestant groups…..NONE of them in complete agreement with the others….otherwise they’d JOIN the others and not cause scandal to the last words of Jesus who prayed that they maly all be one…..not 30,000!!!!!

    Actually Protestants like the Hebrew translation of the OT….we Catholics and Orthodox greatly prefer the Greek translation (Septuagint) — which is what Jesus and the apostles and early Church used. I wonder why anyone would reject for common use what Jesus himself used? The NT was written in Greek….a smoother translation from OT to NT….both being Greek. I wonder why Protestants don’t prefer a Hebrew NT to match the OT? They seem to favor the same NT that Catholics and Orthodox use! But unlike the Orthodox, Protestants accept the Catholic calendar — established by Pope Gregory — rather than creating their own calendar…or keeping the Julian (after Julius Caesar) like many of the Orthodox.

    Indeed Protestants complain and falsely accuse Catholics of “adding” books to the OT — but they are in 100% agreeement that the Catholic bishops at the Council of Orange (N. Africa) in AD 397 did just fine in determining which books are inspired and accepted into the Canon of the NT.

    Ahhhhhhh…..the heresy of “pick and choose”!

  • spaintola says:

    I just want to address the comment that Catholics are going to hell.

    While I disagree with Catholics on many doctrinal issues, there are for the most part good and Christian people. And we’ll likely be seeing plenty of Catholics in heaven. I’m sick of people who say that unless you agree with their scewed interpretation of the Bible or their inaccurate view of Christ, you are going to hell.

    Such people will often say, “Oh, well they worship a different Jesus.” Not so. We all have imperfect understandings of him and have much to learn. Just because a person has a misunderstanding of Jesus, does not mean that he rejects Jesus.

    I think that the biggest misunderstanding that people have of Jesus is that he is a raging cowboy who is going to send anyone who disagrees with evangelicals to hell.

    Evangelicals do not have a corner on Jesus. Sorry.

  • Ernest S says:

    That’s rich when the Roman Catholic Church denied the Bible to the people and made it a prohibited book and burnt anyone reading it or seeking to make it available or even live by it! Yes tortured and burnt them.

    Ye shall know them by their fruits.

    The vicious persecution, torture and burning, of people who simply wanted the Bible and to live by it, by the Roman Catholic Church marks it out forever to be antichristian.

    … For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.

    That this antichristian organisation still claims it’s unity with that godless, satanic era of hatred and murder of God’s people who simply held to the Bible, by it’s so called unbroken line from Peter, who is in fact named the Apostle to the Jews in the Bible ( yes that’s right, any lie will do to falsely claim authority) shows the modern organisation upholding it’s vile God hating past.

    Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets – very apt.

    Now that the Bible is freely available at the cost of so much precious blood by the Reformation their hideous errors are open for all to see, and they resort to deceit and twisting of the truth to try to gain their end.

    But it is still the same wild beast, but now in deceitful clothes as this question well demonstrates.

    Look too at it’s modern fruits, child molestation and the like by so called celibates. All behind closed doors by “superior” men away from the public, in secrecy and retreat, in the Vatican and the like. Just like Governments and men of the world.

    But Christ was available to the common people and mixed even with sinners, harlots and publicans.

    Let any read the Bible for themselves and seek God through the Bible for themselves and such will become evident.

    Just as any cult, they have to interpret it for you.

    But God is well able to save and to give understanding to any who seek Him through His word. He has supernaturally preserved it for this very purpose that evil men and deceivers may not pervert the truth and prevent people from coming to a true knowledge of God and His salvation – which is exactly what the Roman Catholic Church seeks to do through it’s misrepresentations, lies and deceits.

    We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts – written by, yes guess who, PETER.

    The one who they pretend to follow instructs to pay heed to the Bible, not to any man or “church”.

    And it is the Apostle’s word that we are to listen to and NO ONE ELSE. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

    That is why God has given us the Bible. Exactly why. To deliver us from the Roman Catholic Church and others like them.

    And notice how this questioner seeks to attack the Bible and it’s authenticity and reliability in the same attempt to discredit the truth and wrest authority to the Roman Catholic Church just as of old when the Bible was denied to people by that bloodthirsty and savage monster and enemy of men’s souls.

    Most criticisms of Christianity are in fact criticisms of this antichristian whore called the Roman Catholic Church and it’s gross teachings and practices which usurp God and His glory and claims for itself the honour and respect and praise in the sight of men that should be given to God alone.

    God is close to the humble not to the proud and lording ones of the the Roman Catholic Church.

    Read the Bible for yourself and see.

    As soon as you do the truth of what I say will begin to become apparent.

  • Anti--Parrot says:

    Here we go agin a little history of the bible lesson.

    As you probably know, Catholic Bibles have 73 books, 46 in the Old Testament, and 27 in the New Testament. Protestant Bibles have 66 books with only 39 in the Old Testament. The books missing from Protestant Bibles are: Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Wisdom, Sirach, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and parts of Esther and Daniel. They are called the ‘Deuterocanonicals’ by Catholics and ‘Apocrypha’ by Protestants. Martin Luther, without any authority whatsoever, removed those seven books and placed them in an appendix during the reformation. They remained in the appendix of Protestant Bibles until about 1826, and then they were removed altogether.
    Please be mindful of the fact that those seven books had been in Bibles used by all Christians from the very foundation of Christianity.

    Hellenistic Greek was the language of the day during the time of Christ. This was due to the fact that Alexander the Great had conquered the region several hundred years before. The Hebrew language was on its way out, and there was a critical need for a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament for dispersed Greek speaking Jews. This translation, called the Septuagint, or LXX, was completed by Jewish scholars in about 148 B.C. and it had all of the books, including the seven removed by Martin Luther over 1650 years later. The New Testament has about 350 references to Old Testament verses. By careful examination, scholars have determined that 300 of these are from the Septuagint and the rest are from the Hebrew Old Testament*. They have shown that Jesus Christ Himself, quoted from the Septuagint. Early Christians used the Septuagint to support Christian teachings.

    For the first 300 years of Christianity, there was no Bible as we know it today. Christians had the Old Testament Septuagint, and literally hundreds of other books from which to choose. The Catholic Church realized early on that she had to decide which of these books were inspired and which ones weren’t. The debates raged between theologians, Bishops, and Church Fathers, for several centuries as to which books were inspired and which ones weren’t. In the meantime, several Church Councils or Synods, were convened to deal with the matter, notably, Rome in 382, Hippo in 393, and Carthage in 397 and 419. The debates sometimes became bitter on both sides. One of the most famous was between St. Jerome, who felt the seven books were not canonical, and St. Augustine who said they were. Protestants who write about this will invariably mention St. Jerome and his opposition, and conveniently omit the support of St. Augustine. I must point out here that Church Father’s writings are not infallible statements, and their arguments are merely reflections of their own private opinions. When some say St. Jerome was against the inclusion of the seven books, they are merely showing his personal opinion of them. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. However, A PERSONS PRIVATE OPINION DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH AT ALL. There are always three sides to every story, this side, that side, and the side of truth. Whether Jerome’s position, or Augustine’s position was the correct position, had to be settled by a third party, and that third party was the Catholic Church.

    Now the story had a dramatic change, as the Pope stepped in to settle the matter. In concurrence with the opinion of St. Augustine, and being prompted by the Holy Spirit, Pope St. Damasus I, at the Council of Rome in 382, issued a decree appropriately called, “The Decree of Damasus”, in which he listed the canonical books of both the Old and New Testaments. He then asked St. Jerome to use this canon and to write a new Bible translation which included an Old Testament of 46 books, which were all in the Septuagint, and a New Testament of 27 books.


    St. Jerome acquiesced under obedience (Hebrews 13:17) and began the translation, and completed it in 404 A.D.. In 405, his new Latin Vulgate* was published for the first time.

    *The word “vulgate” means, “The common language of the people, or the vernacular”.

    The Decree of Pope St. Damasus I, Council of Rome. 382 A.D….


    It is likewise decreed: Now, indeed, we must treat of the divine Scriptures: what the universal Catholic Church accepts and what she must shun.
    The list of the Old Testament begins: Genesis, one book; Exodus, one book: Leviticus, one book; Numbers, one book; Deuteronomy, one book; Jesus Nave, one book; of Judges, one book; Ruth, one book; of Kings, four books; Paralipomenon, two books; One Hundred and Fifty Psalms, one book; of Solomon, three books: Proverbs, one book; Ecclesiastes, one book; Canticle of Canticles, one book; likewise, Wisdom, one book; Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), one book; Likewise, the list of the Prophets: Isaiah, one book; Jeremias, one book; along with Cinoth, that is, his Lamentations; Ezechiel, one book; Daniel, one book; Osee, one book; Amos, one book; Micheas, one book; Joel, one book; Abdias, one book; Jonas, one book; Nahum, one book; Habacuc, one book; Sophonias, one book; Aggeus, one book; Zacharias, one book; Malachias, one book. Likewise, the list of histories: Job, one book; Tobias, one book; Esdras, two books; Esther, one book; Judith, one book; of Maccabees, two books.
    Likewise, the list of the Scriptures of the New and Eternal Testament, which the holy and Catholic Church receives: of the Gospels, one book according to Matthew, one book according to Mark, one book according to Luke, one book according to John. The Epistles of the Apostle Paul, fourteen in number: one to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, one to the Ephesians, two to the Thessalonians, one to the Galatians, one to the Philippians, one to the Colossians, two to Timothy, one to Titus one to Philemon, one to the Hebrews. Likewise, one book of the Apocalypse of John. And the Acts of the Apostles, one book. Likewise, the canonical Epistles, seven in number: of the Apostle Peter, two Epistles; of the Apostle James, one Epistle; of the Apostle John, one Epistle; of the other John, a Presbyter, two Epistles; of the Apostle Jude the Zealot, one Epistle. Thus concludes the canon of the New Testament.
    Likewise it is decreed: After the announcement of all of these prophetic and evangelic or as well as apostolic writings which we have listed above as Scriptures, on which, by the grace of God, the Catholic Church is founded, we have considered that it ought to be announced that although all the Catholic Churches spread abroad through the world comprise but one bridal chamber of Christ, nevertheless, the holy Roman Church has been placed at the forefront not by the conciliar decisions of other Churches, but has received the primacy by the evangelic voice of our Lord and Savior, who says: “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it; and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you shall have bound on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall have loosed on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

    his list of 46 Old Testament and 27 New Testament books was reconfirmed in the Council of Carthage in 397 A.D.. St. Jerome’s translation, “The Latin Vulgate”*, is to this day, the official Bible of the Catholic Church. The Bibles which Catholics use today, have the same 46 books in the Old Testament as they have had since before the beginning of Christianity.

    I have not seen a Protestant writing giving recognition to Pope St. Damasus I, or of even the barest mention of his decree, or of the Council of Rome. This is more than half of the truth which is “conveniently” left out of Protestant arguments.

    The Council of Hippo in 393 reaffirmed the canon put forth by Pope Damasus I…

    AD 393:
    Council of Hippo. “It has been decided that besides the canonical Scriptures nothing be read in church under the name of divine Scripture.
    But the canonical Scriptures are as follows: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua the Son of Nun, Judges, Ruth, the Kings, four books, the Chronicles, two books, Job, the Psalter, the five books of Solomon (included Wisdom and Ecclesiastes (Sirach)), the twelve books of the Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Ezra, two books, Maccabees, two books.”
    (canon 36 A.D. 393). At about this time St. Jerome started using the Hebrew text as a source for his translation of the Old Testament into the Latin Vulgate.

    The Third Council of Carthage reaffirmed anew, the Canon put forth by Pope Damasus I…

    AD 397:
    Council of Carthage III. “It has been decided that nothing except the canonical Scriptures should be read in the Church under the name of the divine Scriptures. But the canonical Scriptures are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, four books of Kings, Paralipomenon, two books, Job, the Psalter of David, five books of Solomon (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach), twelve books of the Prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Tobit, Judith, Esther, two books of Esdras, two books of the Maccabees.”
    (canon 47 A.D. 397).

    It is to be noted that the book of Baruch was considered by some Church Fathers to be a part of the book of Jeremiah and as such was not listed separately by them.

    The Fourth Council of Carthage in 419 again reaffirmed the Canons as defined in previous councils…

    CANON XXIV. (Greek xxvii.)
    “That nothing be read in church besides the Canonical Scripture.
    ITEM, that besides the Canonical Scriptures nothing be read in church under the name of divine Scripture. But the Canonical Scriptures are as follows: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Joshua the Son of Nun The Judges Ruth * The Kings (4 books) * The Chronicles (2 books) Job The Psalter * The Five books of Solomon (includes Wisdom and Sirach) The Twelve Books of the Prophets Isaiah Jeremiah Ezechiel Daniel Tobit Judith Esther * Ezra (2 books) * Maccabees (2books).
    The New Testament: * The Gospels (4 books) * The Acts of the Apostles (1 book) * The Epistles of Paul (14) * The Epistles of Peter, the Apostle (2) * The Epistles of John the Apostle (3) * The Epistles of James the Apostle (1) * The Epistle of Jude the Apostle (1) * The Revelation of John (1 book).
    Let this be sent to our brother and fellow bishop, [Pope] Boniface, and to the other bishops of those parts, that they may confirm this canon, for these are the things which we have received from our fathers to be read in church.”
    [This is Canon xxxvj. of Hippo., 393. The last phrase allowing the reading of the “passions of the Martyrs” on their Anniversaries is omitted from the African code.]

    The Council of Florence, also called Basel, 1431-1445, was yet another Council which confirmed the Canons of both testaments of the Bible…

    SESSION 11 4 February 1442:
    “We, therefore, to whom the Lord gave the task of feeding Christ’s sheep’, had abbot Andrew carefully examined by some outstanding men of this sacred council on the articles of the faith, the sacraments of the church and certain other matters pertaining to salvation. At length, after an exposition of the catholic faith to the abbot, as far as this seemed to be necessary, and his humble acceptance of it, we have delivered in the name of the Lord in this solemn session, with the approval of this sacred ecumenical council of Florence, the following true and necessary doctrine. Most firmly it believes, professes and preaches that the one true God, Father, Son and holy Spirit, is the creator of all things that are, visible and invisible, who, when he willed it, made from his own goodness all creatures, both spiritual and corporeal, good indeed because they are made by the supreme good, but mutable because they are made from nothing, and it asserts that there is no nature of evil because every nature, in so far as it is a nature, is good. It professes that one and the same God is the author of the old and the new Testament — that is, the law and the prophets, and the gospel — since the saints of both testaments spoke under the inspiration of the same Spirit.
    It accepts and venerates their books, whose titles are as follows. Five books of Moses, namely Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; Joshua, Judges, Ruth, four books of Kings, two of Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemiah, Tobit, Judith, Esther, Job, Psalms of David, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Baruch, Ezechiel, Daniel; the twelve minor prophets, namely Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; two books of the Maccabees; the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; fourteen letters of Paul, to the Romans, two to the Corinthians, to the Galatians, to the Ephesians, to the Philippians, two to the Thessalonians, to the Colossians, two to Timothy, to Titus, to Philemon, to the Hebrews; two letters of Peter, three of John, one of James, one of Jude; Acts of the Apostles; Apocalypse of John.”

    The Council of Florence was held over 100 years before the Council of Trent, and about 80 years before the start of the reformation.

    The Council of Trent 1546-1565, the longest lasting Council in Church history.

    AD 1546:
    The Catholic Council of Trent, called to counter changes made by Martin Luther, again reaffirmed the canonicity of all 46 books of the Old Testament. Some Protestant reformers who attended, tried to get the Church to accept the list of books which the Jewish rabbis had chosen at Jamnia.
    The Church refused and upheld her teaching from Pope Damasus I, and the Council of Florence. As a result, Protestants have the same New Testament books as Catholics, but their Old Testament differs because it does not contain the books rejected by the rabbis at Jamnia, and much later, rejected by Martin Luther.
    It is interesting that for 1500 years all Christians accepted the same canon for the Old Testament. Only in the last 480 years, since the reformation, has there been disagreement from Protestants

  • yahweh_is_the_lord says:

    (1) The King James Version was printed in 1611 – but there are earlier translations of the Bible –

    (2) The Dead Sea Scrolls – found in 11 different caves between late 1940’s and early 1950’s – have been Carbon Dated to be 100 BC and 68 AD (that is 1000 years older than manuscripts used to translate The KJV Bible) –

    (3) The Torah – recorded between 5th century BC and 2nd century BC –

  • imacatholic2 says:

    The New Testament canon of the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible are the same with 27 Books.

    The difference in the Old Testaments actually goes back to the time before and during Christ’s life. At this time, there was no official Jewish canon of scripture.

    The Jews in Egypt translated their choices of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the second century before Christ. This translation of 46 books, called the Septuagint, had wide use in the Roman world because most Jews lived far from Palestine in Greek cities. Many of these Jews spoke only Greek.

    The early Christian Church was born into this world. The Church, with its bilingual Jews and more and more Greek-speaking Gentiles, used the books of the Septuagint as its Bible. Remember the early Christians were just writing the documents what would become the New Testament.

    After the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, with increasing persecution from the Romans and competition from the fledgling Christian Church, the Jewish leaders came together and declared its official canon of Scripture, eliminating seven books from the Septuagint.

    The books removed were Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom (of Solomon), Sirach, and Baruch. Parts of existing books were also removed including Psalm 151 (from Psalms), parts of the Book of Esther, Susanna (from Daniel as chapter 13), and Bel and the Dragon (from Daniel as chapter 14).

    The Christian Church did not follow suit but kept all the books in the Septuagint. 46 + 27 = 73 Books total.

    1500 years later, Protestants decided to keep the Catholic New Testament but change its Old Testament from the Catholic canon to the Jewish canon. The books they dropped are sometimes called the Apocrypha.

    Here is a Catholic Bible website:

    With love in Christ.

  • True Sophia says:

    All faiths have some truths but not all truths are in one single faith only the son knows the father our creator. All else has been here a long time but laws of all universes allow visits for centuries from other plains of faith and beliefs but in 345Ad something happened to change the face of Christianity. Pagans were encouraged to join from then on and changes were made in beliefs and pagan holidays incorporated. The further back we go Jesus is pure truth and Sophia is pure female consciousness and wisdom. The female was buried by Christians for centuries so no one is 100% truth to this day. The Jews have truth concerning the tree of life circle 6 Satan and knowledge which is karma and also using God’s Name Yahweh which is powerful. Mystics and Gnostic’s have Sophia knowledge and acceptance which is dear to God Yahweh. Buddhism has excellent principals and in India body energies are understood. One day all truth will be pulled out and combined back together like it was before Babylon’s tower fell and confused all languages and created many faiths diverted from one common truth.

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