Hallmarks of development
Development of Christian doctrine over long periods of time is fact. Therefore, it must be understood as part of that heavenly gift which is Revelation itself; the unfolding and understanding of salvation history over millennia. Concerning Revelation,
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Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
What is truth? The infamous hand-washer never waited for the answer. When I asked and waited, the answer became a matter of conscience.
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Blessed John Henry Newman’s
An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
Blessed John Henry Newman
“ I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.” (Jn. 16:12-13)
History exposing Protestantism’s unproven and unprovable assumptions is not enough.
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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.
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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?
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Bread of Christ
I am the wheat of God and am ground by the teeth of the wild beasts, that I may be found the pure bread of Christ. Ignatius of Antioch, circa A.D. 107 Continue reading “The Wheat of God”