that stuff that's just the popes canon
who first recognized what God had Really canonized ?
the ancient catholic church fathers
it wasn't Luther he just rediscovered it .
in fact it took quite a while for Luther to finally
even RECOGNIZE Gods work in James and revelation.
because he was so concerned that only the proper books
be recognized as Gods canonized books.
the Apocrypha however does give some back ground on what some peoples believed .
just as a history book written today about the religiosity of people of our times would give a glimpse in to beliefs of people today heretical or not.
for instance some roman catholics were taught by their priests the devil lived in Lutheran churches so keep away from them .
while some protestants were taught that churches that roman catholic priests had once preached and held mass in were unfit
for real protestant pastors to now preach in.
and that Lutherans were really much to catholic because their pastors found no problem preaching to their congregations in them . While we found there words about us being much to Catholic very complementary much to the further Disgust of protestant preachers who held this against us.
My pastors are not so shy to avoid the real issues
My pastors say protestant pastors reject Gods work in the sacraments so stay away from them and Catholic priests follow There popes teachings over scripture so stay away from them also .