VI. Of the sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation.
HOLY Scriptures containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. In the name of Holy Scripture, we do understand those Canonical books of the Old and New testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.
Of the names and number of the Canonical Books.
Genesis. Exodus. Leviticus. Numbers. Deuteronomy. Joshua. Judges.
The First Book of Samuel.
The Second Book of Samuel. The First Book of Kings.
The Second Book of Kings.
The First Book of Chronicles. The Second Book of Chronicles. The First Book of Esdras.
The Second Book of Esdras. The Book of Esther.
The Book of Job.
Ecclesiastes, or the Preacher. Cantica, or Songs of Solomon. Four Prophets the Greater. Twelve Prophets the Less.
And the other books (as Hierome saith) the Church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine; such are these following:
The Third Book of Esdras. The Fourth Book of Esdras. The Book of Tobias.
The Book of Judith.
The rest of the Book of Esther. The Book of Wisdom.
Jesus the Son of Sirach. Baruch the Prophet.
The Song of the Three Children. The Story of Susanna.
Of Bel and the Dragon.
The Prayer of Manasses.
The First Book of Maccabees. The Second Book of Maccabees.
All the books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive, and account them canonical.
Is this essential? Are you out of the family if you reject this? What if you believe the Apocryphal books are canonical? Does that change things?
Feel free to go wherever you want with the 6th of the 39 Articles!