So we, being many, are one body in Christ,
and every one members one of another.
II Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
The book called the Apocrypha is the fourteen books that were removed from the original 1611 version of the King James Bible.
Why were these books removed?
The validity of the so called Apocrypha has been questioned because of the language that the texts were written in. Some biblical scholars claim that the only true biblical texts are recorded in the Hebrew (Old Testament) or Greek texts (New Testament)
Is what these scholars say true?
No! Considering that the children of Israel would spend several generations in captivity to foreign powers, it is of little wonder that some texts would be written in the language of our captors. This explains the texts which are written in the language of the Assyrians and the Chaldeans. Also keep in mind that the scriptures chronicle all the captivities of the children of Israel from Egypt (Moses) to the Romans (Christ). Why then is the entire Greek captivity excluded? The answer is simple, it was not excluded! It was recorded in the biblical text mistakenly being called the Apocrypha.
What does the Bible say about those that would exclude the Apocrypha?
Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: (19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
The texts that are now called the Apocrypha were originally considered part of the bible. The original 1611 version of the King James Bible contains these books. However, men took it upon themselves to “take away from the words of the book” thus disobeying Christ and bringing damnation upon themselves.