Originally posted by Coletti
The Bible is Scripture. The words in the Bible are not talking about some other writings when it refers to Scripture.
The Bible is not a dictionary. I don't think you will find the word definition of define in the Scriptures. ...[text shortened]... There is no greater authority on Scripture than Scripture itself.
When that passage in I Timothy was composed, there was no Bible
He didn't know that Revelation would be at the end, and St Mark
would be after St Matthew. The Bible as it exists now did not exist
He didn't even know what books would later be viewed as Scripture.
It was compiled by a Council in the 4th century, during which there was
great debate about what should and shouldn't be included -- that is,
what is and is not deemed Scripture is not wholey delineated by the
To use that passage to justify that Revelation is 'Scripture' is
anachronistic to say the least.
You are taking for granted the book which you call 'The Bible' is a
complete text, when it is, in fact, a bunch of books compiled together.
And, if you want to argue that God guided the council, then you will
have to argue that the Protestants desecrated that canon when they
excised the seven books from their version.