Question / Comment - What about the Apocrypha book?

Dear Brother in Christ 

Is apocrypha Books part of actual bible?

JPN Reply:

Hi,
 
the answer to your question is no. They were not accepted by either the Jews or the early church. There are reasons why as outlined here:
 
http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/apocryph.htm
 
When God gave the Menorah in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle, it was representative of the word of God which gives light. If you have a look you will see it has 66 'decorations' on it split into 39 on the first 4 arms and 27 on the last three arms. This corresponds to the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. We shouldn't be trying to add or subtract more! See here:
 
http://www.biblewheel.com/Topics/Menorah.asp
 
All the best.