Re: Canon: closed, open, other?
There is certainly no shortage of itching ears in the world today. Maybe it is (partially) the word, canon, with which I find a problem. Canon means:
Originally Posted by divaD
1. An ecclesiastical law or code of laws established by a church council.
2. A secular law, rule, or code of law.
.....a. An established principle: the canons of polite society.
.....b. A basis for judgment; a standard or criterion.
4. The books of the Bible officially accepted as Holy Scripture.
.....a. A group of literary works that are generally accepted as representing a field: "the durable canon of American short fiction" (William Styron).
.....b. The works of a writer that have been accepted as authentic: the entire Shakespeare canon.
Scripture itself does not define what should be included, what should be officially accepted as Holy Scripture, or who the 'officials' are. There is yet an undetermined amount of future ahead of us. Jesus said the Spirit will tell us what is to come. According to preterists, that telling stops about 70 AD. According to Paul, the day of the Lord will NOT catch us as a thief in the night...yet the timing of that day is not given in scripture. From whence cometh it, then?
Sunset remembers Eden...sunrise prophesies its return.