but there was no direct verse in the Bible that says it was only 66 or it is 73.
it's not about exacting how many books should be added, the reason why it came to 66 is because the 66 which were taken out from the 73 were considered inspired, the other 7 deuteros are just not inspired.
we thank the catholic church (not the religion) that they gave us these 66 books, and indeed these 66 books in turn shows us coherence with each other, and can give an impact to our salvation. the deuteros just doesn't have the Spirit in them to inspire and bring us to God, it's just mere text and history.
well, you are instead sola tradisyonalista.We don't have to justify our answer through scripture alone - we aren't sola scriptura practitioners. We hold on to the teaching authority of the Catholic Church founded by Christ which established for us the canon of scripture at 73 books.
and what does the Bible tells about tradition of men?
this is just the same question with the first, refer to my answer above.So a follow-up question - where did you get in scripture that 7 books should be subtracted from the 73 catholic canon of scripture of the catholics? What is your biblical basis? What verse?
I am not proving anything, by mentioning about Isaiah's 66 chapters. It is just interesting to know some facts. Like take for example Malachi, the ending of Malachi is also about John the baptist.This doesn't answer the question and this is contrary to what you were saying previously - you got it from catholics.
anyway, let me dive in to your deuteros and I will pray to the Spirit to guide me, hopefully these deuteros would inspire my spirit and has the power to change and save souls.
first, avoid stereotyping people, not all non-catholics subscribe to the common description of sola scriptura.So it is clear that you have no biblical basis for your 66 book canon of scripture and this goes against the principle of sola scriptura. Your teaching/doctrine therefore should be discarded by your own principles since doctrines for you should be at all times supported by scripture - and there isn't any in this case.
we not only need the accurate truth without, but also the living sense within.
secondly, determine the real definition of sola scriptura, sola scriptura does not entail us to limit God in the Word.
lastly, try to understand that it is erroneous to say that discerning which is inspired book of the Bible is entirely confined in what the scriptures say, but what the Spirit say as well. The scriptures serves as a validation whether what we say we received from the Spirit, is really from Him, because the Spirit and the Word are ONE.