Both Truth and Unity

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Not either/or

Protestants stand in a long line; but not the one imagined. Continue reading “Both Truth and Unity”

If Jesus died to unify, what’s behind the division?

Our Lord came to gather, so who’s scattering?

The high priest Caiaphas solved the problem of Jesus: “You do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish” (John 11:50). Continue reading “If Jesus died to unify, what’s behind the division?”

True bread from heaven, or a mere figure of speech?

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Does the sheep pen gate of John chapter 10 refute the Catholic understanding of John chapter 6?  No.  Both the text and the context show that Jesus is the true bread from heaven (John 6:32). Continue reading “True bread from heaven, or a mere figure of speech?”

Ignatian evidence demands a verdit, part 2

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Yesterday, we looked at Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s seven letters, written on the road to martyrdom and dripping with Catholic doctrine.  And all by A.D. 110!  Judge rightly and don’t get . . .

Caught on the wrong side of history

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Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1

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Ignatius of Antioch

More light from history on the Catholic faith

The Catholic Church claims an unbroken line back to the days of the New Testament;  bishops standing in apostolic succession to the apostles of Jesus Christ and carrying forward the faith once delivered.  The claim rests on good evidence.  One link consists of seven letters from Saint Ignatius of Antioch.  The link is so strong and the letters so Catholic-looking that they require a response from the thoughtful Protestant.  The Ignatian evidence demands a verdict.      Continue reading “Ignatian evidence demands a verdict, part 1”

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

 

JohnHenryCardinalNewmanLong before The Birds sang it, Qoheleth wrote it.  A time for every purpose under the heavens (Ecc. 3:1*).  If I reject what the Catholic Church gives with the right hand, by what authority do I accept anything from the left?  By God’s grace, that quandary led this Protestant home to Rome.
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