Another venture -
Thus, if 2 Maccabees is part of Scripture, then prayer for the dead is a biblical doctrine: but almost no Protestant holds this doctrine, thus demonstrating for “sola scriptura” the implications of rejecting books of the Bible. It will be shown, then, that the Protestants are the real violators of the written Word of God, having cut out books that did not fit their preconceived notions….
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The point, however, here is that too often, Protestants look at aberrant ‘doctrines’ in the Deuterocanon, basing their exclusion of these books on this, but failing to realize that we find other doctrines which we no longer hold, or even very wrong things, advocated in Scripture. Read Job. Or Leviticus.
Further, the praying for the dead bit in 2nd Maccabees is not advocated or accepted in Scripture, and those that believe that an appearance in Scripture solidifies anything doesn’t understand Scripture. In my opinion, a Christology not built upon Wisdom misses the mark.