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Ronald:

No Catholic who knows his Faith would deny that the Bible is Inspired of God, a work of the Holy Ghost, by the cooperation of men. My question to you is this.

How do you come to accept as canonical those books that are in the Bible, or Bibles (you’ve never really expounded on what translation you use, and aside from the many vernacular translations acceptable for Catholics, including the fifty or so that where availible to Catholics before Luther and other founders of Protestant Churches rejected portions of the Bible that did not fit his own doctrine.) If you accept the KJV Which one, as very first edition had the books now rejected from the canon. As there where other epistles of St. Paul, and other books that where read during the early liturgical services of the Church in some areas and accepted by some Churches as inspired and others that are included in the current canon (those NT books accepted by both Catholics and Protestants) that where rejected by some early Churches. Further as you do not accept the authority of Peter as the Vicar of Christ, nor the Apostles (or their legitimate successors) as having authority given the by Christ to decide on issues that don’t appear in the Scriptures, or to explain further what was only breifly described in the Scriptures, (Christ Himself went on to explain to those jews who came close to the Sola Scriptura position what the hidden meanings of the scriptures where, and even commented on how difficult some things where to understand.) So how did the canon come to be, by what authority do you accept the books you do. Can a “Believer” reject a book or two because it does not seem inspired to him, as Luther wanted to do?. This is not a trick question, but as you continue to attack the Catholic Church and her teachings, while not disclosing what denomination or sect you adhere to, nor are you straightforward about the sources of your interpretation of the Scripture, (your website muddles and contradicts itself on this matter) I in order to answer your accusations and attacks at the Body of Christ, just want to know.