The Catholic Church says that the Apocrypha are canonical books of the Bible (Divinely inspired)
Non-Catholic denominations show that they are not divinely inspired but have spiritual value.
The Apocrypha are Not Canonical
Question: How do you know that the Protestant Bible is the right one, and not the Catholic Bible, which includes more books in the Old Testament?
Answer: The Protestant and Catholic Bible are identical except for a set of books called the apocrypha or deuterocanonicals.
The apocrypha consists of 15 pieces of Jewish literature written around 200 years B.C. They are included with the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures known as the Septuagint. Seven of these books (First and Second Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Baruch and Ecclesiasticus, also known as Sirach) and additions to Esther and Daniel, are considered canonical by the Roman Catholic Church. Protestants do not accept them as part of the Holy Scriptures. (more…)