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The historic Church has never claimed to be above the Bible. The latest encyclical on the Bible is >> Dei Verbum;<< click here.
signed by the Pope before he got shot. The charge is insulting but you don't know any better.
 

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The historic Church did not "make" the Bible., She proved the sacred texts were inspired whereas you just assume it. There were centuries of discernment and debate.
A Visual Diagram of the History of the New Testament Canon

Sources for N.T. Canon Chart (all Protestant):

1) Douglas, J.D., ed., New Bible Dictionary, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1962 ed., 194-98.
2) Cross, F.L., and E.A. Livingstone, eds., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2nd ed., 1983, 232,300,309-10,626,641,724,1049,1069;
3) Geisler, Norman L. & William E. Nix, From God to Us: How We Got Our Bible, Chicago: Moody Press, 1974, 109-12,117-25.
 

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60 years of study. Not one link states the Roman Catholic Church created the Bible.The recognized books of the Bible were in circulation from Old Testament days and their writing by the apostles.
 

Illuminator

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60 years of study. Not one link states the Roman Catholic Church created the Bible.The recognized books of the Bible were in circulation from Old Testament days and their writing by the apostles.
The historic Church didn't "create" the Bible. It proved which books were inspired and which were not. Your mindset is warped. When the facts of history don't agree with your presuppositions, you have no choice but to make up history to make it fit.
 

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Only Catholicism recognizes the books of Apocrypha. Not even the faithful Jews accepted them. Neither Christ or the apostles ever referenced them.
 
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