You asked: What books did not make it into the Bible and why?

What books were removed from the New Testament?

They are: the Didache (or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles), the Shepherd of Hermas, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Epistle of Barnabas and the Epistle of Clement.

How many books of the Bible were removed?

Did you know that the bible was made up of around 80 books when the bible was first translated from Latin to English by the Vatican in 1611? However, 14 books were voted for removal in 1684.

What are the Lost Gospels?

The Lost Gospels of Jesus is a modern English translation of the most ancient manuscripts uncovered from antiquity. The Canon Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, James and the Epistles of John utilize the ancient Codex Sinaiticus along with other ancient sources.

Why did Martin Luther challenge the Catholic Church?

On 31 October 1517, he published his ’95 Theses’, attacking papal abuses and the sale of indulgences. Luther had come to believe that Christians are saved through faith and not through their own efforts. This turned him against many of the major teachings of the Catholic Church.

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