The error of sola Scriptura
Protestants are the ones who object that Catholic doctrine is not based on Scripture! As a Protestant, however, I found no Scriptural basis for me to be the sole and final interpreter of Sacred Scripture. When I take on that role, I place myself outside the four corners of the Holy Bible. Continue reading “According to your Word”
Yes, this is a trick question.
I came into the world for this; to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to My voice. (John 18:37*)
The intuitive answer is, “Of course, the Bible alone is my pillar and foundation of truth!” How can it be otherwise? The Bible itself, however, answers the question differently. Continue reading “The Bible alone, is it your pillar and foundation of truth?”
I was prepared to confess having been unfair with the evidence. But that seems a varnish. Continue reading “Lord, have mercy on unjust judges. Like me.”
Does it really matter?
Does is really matter which church? I believed the Bible and I really wanted to follow Jesus. But what does that even mean? Continue reading “Any church but Rome, right?”
God’s logos enlightens Justin Martyr
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2; The Word, Greek: logos)*
Saint Justin Martyr, a mid-second-century Church Father, was martyred between 162 and 167 C.E. A Samaritan, Justin was born at Flavia Neapolis, near what was the ancient Canaanite, and then Israelite, city of Shechem. Continue reading “The True Light Enlightens Everyone”
Backroads in the Bible Belt
The early years
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3, KJV).
Among my earliest memories: reading John 14 with my Dad. Continue reading “All Roads Lead To Rome”
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Because it’s true.
Since the real answer gets long and complicated, I started this blog. But the short answer cannot be overlooked: it was a matter of conscience. Continue reading “Why does a Baptist-turned-Reformed-Presbyterian enter the Roman Catholic Church?”