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(without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... 246 The Didache; or, Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. I HAVE
explained to you1 how the particular books which we now find in
"the Bible" came to be there. This subject is generally shrouded in
a great deal of unnecessary mystery. In reality there is no mystery
about it. It might be, and should be, explained to Sunday-school
children. Whatever theory of "inspiration" you may hold, you must
remember that the books of Scripture were collected together by
synods or councils, composed of men for whom no inspiration, in the
orthodox sense of the word, can be claimed. Nor indeed can it be
claimed for them in any sense. For they have frequently
contradicted one another, and it is manifest that two contradictory
statements 1 See 'Inspiration, ' pp. 76-88. cannot both be
inspired. The non-inspiration of councils is recognised by our
Church in one of the Articles.1 "General councils, forasmuch as
they be an assembly of men whereof all be not governed by the
Spirit and Word of God, may, and sometimes have, erred." In fact, a
council is only the ecclesiastical word for a committee. At
committee meetings of rabbis in the case of the Old Testament, of
bishops in the case of the New, it was determined whether a book
should be admitted into the sacred canon or not. I explained to you
that several books, after being for a long time rejected, were
finally received; as for example, the Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes
and Eevelation. Some of the doubtful books, however, never got into
the canon at all. And of these a little treatise called the
'Teaching of the Twelve Apostles' was one. This book was called
scripture by a "father " of the Church, Clement of Alexandria, at
the end of the first century.2 Later on, Eusebius mentions it as
one of the disputed books Anti-legomena). But he i...
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