http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285265 There is something that was found 18 months ago. Check it out if you would like. I don't think it has been excepted by the Church yet. Time will tell. All the test they can do they should be able to tell if its real or not.
You may be thinking of the biblical apocrypha (from the Greek word meaning "hidden"), which is the collection of books not included in the Bible. Some of them include: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Additions to Esther, 1 Macabees, 2 Macabees, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, Epistle of Jeremiah, Susanna, Prayer of Azariah, Prayer of Manasseh, Bel and the Dragon, and Laodiceans. There are more books found in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha; the authorship of these books is debated, however. There are entire studies and fields of study dedicated to biblical research, and your best bet would be to look into those studies to find out more about them. You can read many of these so-called lost books online or buy them in book form.
Everything God wants us to have is there. There are few fake appocryphal books written by loyal catholics that are not included as part of the real Holy Bible but any book God wanted used un in the Bible as it stands now.
There were many other gospels besides the four that exist today. There were the gospels of Paul, of Egyptians, of Hebrews, of Perfection, of Judas, of Thaddeus, of the Infancy, of Thomas, of Mary, of Andrew, of Nicodemus, of Marcion and several others; the Acts of Pilate, of Andrew, of Mary, of Paul and Thecla and others; the Epistle of Clement, of Barnabas, the Revelation of Peter, of Paul; also books called Shepherd of Hermes, Preaching of Peter, Pastor of Hermas and countless others.
And by the Assembly of Westminster they decided which of them is inspired or not , so it became that man decided what God revealed or not according if it fit up with them or not ... What a great preservation !
There are no "lost books" of the Bible, or books that were taken out of the Bible, or books missing from the Bible. Every book that God intended and inspired to be in the Bible is in the Bible. There are many legends and rumors of lost books, but there is no truth whatsoever to these stories.There is one God. The Bible has one Creator. It is one book. It has one plan of grace, recorded from initiation, through execution, to consummation. From predestination to glorification, the Bible is the story of God redeeming His chosen people for the praise of His glory. As God's redemptive purposes and plan unfold in Scripture, the recurring themes constantly emphasized are the character of God, the judgment for sin and disobedience, the blessing for faith and obedience, the Lord Savior and sacrifice for sin, and the coming kingdom and glory. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/lost-books-Bible.html#ixzz2aoi9nBfR
No lost books of the Bible. There are many false books written to delude others, but they are pretty well known and were rejected by the church; typically, if it wasn't accepted by congregations, it wasn't considered for the canon. The heretics and Gnostics produced over 20 such texts, and they are being trotted out now by the "Jesus Seminar" as if they were important, but they were never accepted by Christians at the time, and aren't important to Christians today.
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The first mention of a canon of books was by 2nd century, St Jerome but really only included the books of the OT, then the next (if I remember correctly) was Clement of Alexandria (late 3rd century), his canon included all the books that are currently listed in the Catholic canon of scripture that is used today. The final decision was made in the 16th century at the council of Trent, for the Catholics, and by Martin Luther for the Protestants. There were many varying canons down through the centuries, but none of the books were ever lost. The first Bible assembled was by Eusebius in the 4th century and today's bibles contain all of the same books in the Catholic version of the bible. The Protestant version is missing a few from this original version, as well as some additions to Daniel, Ruth and a few other verses.
We know that the idea of inspiration was of slow growth, and that the inspiration was determined by those who had certain ends to accomplish. It will be remembered that there were a great number of books, of Gospels, Acts and Epistles, and that from these books the "inspired" ones were elected in 3 AD by the votes of "uninspired" men.
Between the "Fathers" there were great differences of opinion as to which books were inspired. Many of the books now deemed spurious were regarded as divine by many of the "Fathers", and some now regarded as inspired were believed to be spurious.We now know that there were many other gospels besides our four, some of which have been lost. There were the gospels of Paul, of the Egyptians, of the Hebrews, of Perfection, of Judas, of Thaddeus, of the Infancy, of Thomas, of Mary, of Andrew, of Nicodemus, of Marcion and several others.?So there were the Acts of Pilate, of Andrew, of Mary, of Paul and Thecla and of many others; also a book called the Shepherd of Hermas.
Many Gospels, Epistles & Revelations, not now in use, were read in the churches in the early centuries. Of the books mentioned by name in the writings of the Christian Fathers during the first four centuries, at least 70 books have entirely disappeared. Two Epistles and one Hymn attributed to Jesus himself has disappeared. Many other books which once ranked as equally authentic to the books of NT, have also ceased to exist.
We know, too, that even the Jews had not decided as to what books were inspired - until 2 AD.?Other books, not now in existence, are referred to in the OT as of equal authority, such as the books of Jasher, Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Jehu, Sayings of the Seers.
Unfortunately, the church or the priests or even learned Christians will never tell you these truth. Pity, indeed.
Not as such. There are a number of books (The Apocrypha) that are considered sacred by Catholics but not by Protestants, and there are other pseudo-Christian texts (like The Book of Mormon) which is certainly not part of the Bible and, unfortunately, has never been lost.
However, during the couple of years I've been sitting her attempting to resolve all manner of religious questions for Askers, the Lord has spoken to me many times and I'm considering assembling His revelations into a new book which I'm sure the Vatican will want to add to the Canon of Scripture.
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