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Thanks for the link and the response.
There is evidence in Acts that early Christians were worshiping on the first day of the week (Sunday). So I do not think this is extra biblical.
On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight.
They had a meal and Paul spoke before he left, this is not a service.
Act 2:44-46 tells us that the church in Jerusalem met every day in the temple courts and gathered to break bread together in private homes.
"All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,"
They ate every day together, again not a service and NOT the Sabbath.
It seems the canon of Scripture was decided well before any councils were convened. The Muratorian Canon, which was compiled in A.D. 170 and included all of the New Testament books except Hebrews, James, and 3 John.
The later councils did add a few books but the majority of these books were settled long before.
Personally, I am still undecided about celebrating Christmas. There seem to be many reasons not to celebrate on the 25th of December. Scripture is silent on the actual birth date of Jesus but the details point to His birth being another time of year.
The only thing the romans got right was Mary's conception, in December.
Could you explain why the Bible of the 1700's had more book in it then the Bible's today?
I wonder what 'spirit' influenced those who rewrote Scripture....