I wish to inquire on what points does the EOC include these books Prayer of Manasseh, 1 Esdras, 3 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees in the Second Canon? In which Century did the EOC declare and accept them as Scripture?
These four books are not accepted at all by the Roman Catholic Church. When I asked a Catholic apologist about this, he said that the early church (1st and 2nd century) did not use those books as Scripture, so the RCC doesn't accept them. Is this statement correct?
The EOC and the RCC were both part of this early Church before the Great Schism of 1054. So I want to know whether the EOC is correct in adding these four books or the RCC is correct in rejecting these four books.