Because Martin Luther Threw This Out of the Bible?!

I’ve written a little bit in the past about how it was that I came to be a Catholic. Everyone knows Catholics are born and not made, right? That’s what I used to think too.

But when I started looking into the matter, I skipped the opinions of the literati and of “those who know best” and just started reading the books of the Bible that had been removed by Martin Luther and his brethren during the Protestant Reformation.

Amazingly prophetic stuff like this for instance,

Wisdom 2: 1a, 12-22

The wicked said among themselves,
thinking not aright:
“Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
Reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
He professes to have knowledge of God
and styles himself a child of the LORD.
To us he is the censure of our thoughts;
merely to see him is a hardship for us,
Because his life is not like that of others,
and different are his ways.
He judges us debased;
he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure.
He calls blest the destiny of the just
and boasts that God is his Father.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put him to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”
These were their thoughts, but they erred;
for their wickedness blinded them,
and they knew not the hidden counsels of God;
neither did they count on a recompense of holiness
nor discern the innocent souls’ reward.

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Why was this removed from my Bible? Search me. Because that prophecy has been fulfilled. As someone who is much smarter than me said recently, “the Bible is not a book, it’s a Library. And this is key to interpreting Scripture.”

And as I’ve said before, unless you have the complete, unabridged copy of the Bible, your engine is missing a few parts. And I don’t care how smart one guy thinks he is, you don’t mess with the Word!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17691145638703824456 kkollwitz

    You would love how the local 1611-KJV-only radio station flogs the Deuteros as perverted and corrupt. I do wonder if their 1611-KJV Bibles have the 'corrupt and perverted' Apocrypha in an appendix like the original 1611 did.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Oops!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01803673351539420329 Out for an Adventure

    I just stumbled across this blog this evening. And am so happy I found such good writing. Anyway, I am part of the RCIA 2011 class, [having converted from the Lutheran denomination] after becoming interested in Catholicism, I always wondered, "Why did Luther remove these books?" I still don't understand what Luther's reasoning was to remove the books.. Funny because I was born and raised Lutheran. And why the Lutheran's celebrate Reformation Day [October 31st]? I don't know.. -Laura

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Laura, welcome home and thanks for stopping by!


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