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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Authority and infallibility
Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman A conundrum solved
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Sacred Scripture is not a divine riddle; nor a Rubik’s Cube to figure out. There is a place for exegesis and theology is good. However, twenty centuries later, or even fifteen, the faith once delivered is well-established.
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“Great hope has dawned; the Catholic Faith teaches not what we thought, and vainly accused it of[.]”
Confessions of St. Augustine at Book VI, [XI.], 18.
It is not true. I was wrong. The Catholic Faith does not teach, as the Apostle Paul warned the Galatians, another gospel. Continue reading “By grace, through faith. Or does Rome preach another gospel?”
The error of
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?”
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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