As far as the ancient Jewish texts, of which I would include the Talmud, they contain a lot of good information and make good sorce documents for understanding the Jewish mindset. However, they are not scripture. The New Covenant would be, to me, more available for extrabiblical readings because it was formed by the early church farthers and scribes who weren’t (in my opinion) always trustful when it came to spirit led decisions.
God being sile t at times, such as the Israelite slavery in Egypt is, in my opinion, due simply to the fact that he was waiting for the right time.
Sorry no spell check! I was at 7/11 lol
Steve how do you spiritually negotiate the “ unwritten” books say for example Ancient Jewish texts, the boook of tears (the other letter to Corinth…
I do not doubt one word of the 66 books we Christians subscribe as the inspired book of God
But I can’t help but wonder about God’s silence during Egyptian captivity and then again prior to Mathew or even the question that non of the other original deciles felt a desire to write grandma or home or just document their witness… you know what I mean?
We have, in modern times even used Josephus, Roman manuscripts and other non “ Christian” sources of the day to verify actions, dates etc…
It doesn’t change my faith I just wonder what is hidden in the Vatican… like the 2ed epistle of Mark? Etc what say you
I often tell my children that since sovereign creator God made us with ability to think and express we are free to do so. But the only opinion we should be expressing is God’s opinion!!!
You are right, old friend, about God’s opinion being the important one. Unfortunately, some peoiple think they know what God’s opinion is, but it is really just their own desires and thoughts.
That’s why we need to constantly read the bible so that we can see God in it and learn what is right in his eyes. Then we can test the opinions we hear and think against what God has said in the bible.