David D: Lord God in Heaven. This is absolute foolishness as is ALL that is catholic.
BFHU: I find it very amusing that Protestants indignantly excoriate the Catholic Church for teaching
doctrine that is not explicitly spelled out in Scripture. Protestants so often say:
“NEVER does Scripture say…..” Nowhere in Scripture does it say…..” etc.
And yet the Protestant Doctrine or the teaching of Sola Scriptura is “Nowhere in Scripture” and
“NEVER does Scripture say” that all Christian Doctrine and teaching must be found explicitly in
Scripture. That is a HUGE double standard don’t you think?
So, show me where it says in Scripture that that all beliefs must be found in scripture?
If there is no scripture, then for Sola Scriptura Protestants, Sola Scriptura must be a
“tradition of men”. Which it certainly is. And the man who began it was Martin Luther.
David D:Sacred Tradition DOES NOT EXIST. IT NEVER DID.
BFHU:Then what do you suppose St. Paul meant by these verses?
1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
David D: There are almost 1500 hundred references which SPECIFICALLY reference the OLD TESTAMENT WRITINGS. Paul in his letters said ‘These things (referring to the Old Testament) happened as examples for us and were WRITTEN down so we could learn from them’Sacred Tradition EXISTS only for ONE PURPOSE. That PURPOSE is to give catholicism a quick back door escape from its contradictions to WRITTEN Scripture.
BFHU: Well, I would have to disagree of course. St. Paul certainly exhorted that we cling to them, Tradition, that is. And you can say Catholicism contradicts written scripture but it really doesn’t. It only contradicts Protestant INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE. That is very different. Protestant interpretation has only been around for 500 years. And many Protestant doctrines and interpretations are much younger than that. Some are only 40 years old. So, if you don’t mind I will stick to what the earliest Christians, (those closest to Jesus and the Apostles) believed. And according to St. Paul they certainly did have Sacred Tradition.
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