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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    Default Does "our books" refer to Holy Bible?

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    The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but the people outside the
    household of the faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for
    whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they
    find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining
    his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books and matters concern-
    ing the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think
    their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learned from experience in
    the light of reason?

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    Default Re: Does "our books" refer to Holy Bible?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
    Context:
    The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but the people outside the
    household of the faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for
    whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they
    find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining
    his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books and matters concern-
    ing the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think
    their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learned from experience in
    the light of reason?
    Let's call it "The Holy Bible" since the reference is to one book (though there are a number of versions of the Bible). The "books" mentioned in this text may refer to those books contained in the Bible, but it also refers to other religious tracts. Only a certain number of books are in the Bible. There are many other books and letters which are not part of the Bible but are a part of the Christian tradition.

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