Catholic Verses - 95 Bibles Passages That Confound Protestants?
THE AUTHORITY OF ORAL TRADITION
Pages 11-12: 2 Timothy 1:13-14: "Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us." 2 Timothy 2:2: "And what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." Jude 3: "Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Acts 2:42: "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
Note: Jesus Christ used Old Testament written Scripture as the basis of New Testament written Scripture.
Matthew 21:12-13 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”
Page 12: Catholics believe that things verses clearly set forth a notion of a binding oral tradition that has as much authority as the written word of Scripture. Protestants also believe in the notion of a set of doctrines received and handed down by the Apostles, and that they are the legatees of that deposit, which is preserved infallibly in inspired Scripture. But they deny that there is one institutional, infallible Church ordained by God to preserve the doctrine inviolate down through history. Many Protestants will even freely admit that they do not think any one Christian group (including their own chosen one) "gets it all right."
Note: Christians will believe Jesus Christ instead of the Catholic notion about only one institutional church.
Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
Page 12: It seems to be inconceivable to most Protestants (this was true in my case, in former years) that any human institution could be protected by God to such an extraordinary degree. It certainly takes faith to believe such a thing, but the notion is not contrary to anything in Holy Scripture, and is, arguably, indicated in the Bible in more than one place, including the above passages.
Note: The Catholic notion of only one institutional church was not believed in by Saint John.
Revelation 1:4-5 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
Page 12: The oral, spoken component of 2 Timothy 1:13-14 and 2:2 is also noteworthy (and potentially troubling to Protestants). St. Paul seems to make no distinction between written and oral teaching. He considers both equally authoritative (and able to be "guarded by" or "entrusted" to men).
Note: Christians should withdraw from people such as the author of this book as Saint Paul's written words can be cross referenced to other written Scripture.
2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.
Page 12: The usual Protestant argument I have encountered when bringing up this topic has been to asset that this apostolic deposit was authoritatively contained and summarized in the Bible, and nowhere else. Thus, so they tell us, we can dismiss extrabiblical "claimants" as unnecessary for the preservation of Christian truth. It is all in the Bible.
Note: Christians believe that the truth is contained in the Bible while cult members believe in new revelations in addition to the written word of God.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
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