11 August 2011

Selecting Biblical Software: Biblical Canon Supported

Expanding upon Point One in Criteria Set One of 
http://sword-and-scabbard.blogspot.com/2011/08/selecting-bible-study-software.html.

Biblical Canon Supported

I use the Orthodox Christian Canon. As such I consider the absence of support for the Anagignoskomena to be a bug. 


For those that use the 66 Book Protestant Canon, the presence of support for the Anagignoskomena is often considered to be a bug.


Which Biblical Canon to support, is the prerogative of the developer of the Biblical software. 

If the Biblical software does not support the Biblical canon that one uses, then one can not grow in the Lord, by using that software. That sounds harsh, but consider the following examples of hypothetical Biblical software:
  • Support is present for the Torah, Psalms, and Gospels. No support for other books, because the developer, following the teachings of his faith, considers them to be heretical;
  • Support is present for the 22 Book Peshitta.  No support for other books, because the developer considers them to be heretical;
  1. How well can you teach the core principles and articles of your Christian faith, using either of those canons?
  2. How much better equipped would you be, to teach the core principles and articles of your Christian faith, using the Biblical canon of your faith?

Therefore thou, O Lord, God of the righteous,
hast not appointed repentance for the righteous,
for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, who did not sin against thee,
but thou hast appointed repentance for me, who am a sinner.
PrMan 1:8 RSVA
 
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