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Why did they leave certain scriptures out of the bible?

I dont understand the purpose of that. Isn't it all Gods word? Does that mean that the majority of Christians and other followers of the Bible are missing possibly some very important words of God? ...
Thoughts and opinions on this please.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:11 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (25)
  • I agree the KJV is the one you need to read
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 5:05 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I was told to read the KJV that it's the best version of the Bible
    looovemybabies

    Answer by looovemybabies at 4:20 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • It really doesn't matter. I'm pretty certain God has provided us with all that we need for salvation now. Anything we don't know we'll have all of eternity to learn someday.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 4:52 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • KJV is a translation bible but not easy to understand. I suggest NASB which is also a translation bible to read and get all the scriptures. scriputres are left out due to how they are translated.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:25 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Have any of you even READ the books left out of the Bible? Funny how you use the excuse of 'if they are left out, then God wanted it that way'. Why don't you ever consider that the church kept them out on purpose and for their own reasons? Is it too scary to think that?
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 7:48 AM on Jul. 2, 2009


  • This.....
    ihartu
    Have any of you even READ the books left out of the Bible? Funny how you use the excuse of 'if they are left out, then God wanted it that way'. Why don't you ever consider that the church kept them out on purpose and for their own reasons? Is it too scary to think that?
    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 8:55 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Such as the Gnostic Gospels.....they were left out because they seemed to conflict with the gospels already in the bible and stir up ideas and thought....best to keep them out and not let followers get crazy ideas...such as Mary being Jesus's WIFE not a whore.

    And yes, I've read the bible AND the Gnostic Gospels....i'm a Gnostic Christian
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 9:10 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Why did they leave certain scriptures out of the bible? They did not leave certain scriptures out of the Bible. There was an entire council that put together the bible. The Holy Spirit guided the church as to which books are to make up the canon during the time of Pope Damaasu. The decsion was agreed on at Te council of Hippo and Carthage. Actually, Luther took OUT books(7 of them to be exact) and later protestants found Catholics to be correct and added them back.


     


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Isn't it all Gods word? No, it is not all God's words. In fact many of the books could not be verified to be written by the author or the message in the books to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. Just because someone wrote something in the early years doesn't mean it is God's word. By adding "The Gospel of Thomas" to a document doesn't make it a biblical book inspired by the Holy Spirit and a true representation of the Word.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Have any of you even READ the books left out of the Bible? Yes, a few times.Funny how you use the excuse of 'if they are left out, then God wanted it that way'. Why is that funny?Why don't you ever consider that the church kept them out on purpose and for their own reasons? yes, the church DID leave them out for their own reasons. (or at least many of them) these reasons include the author could not be verified(such as the gospel of Mary) or the book was written too late or not considered to apostolic. Is it too scary to think that? No there is nothing scary about being a free thinking Christian. Did you ever think God made sure what was needed was in there and there is a reason? Or is too scary to think that?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Jul. 2, 2009