Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

To: Elsie

Probably so.

But the view of Catholics—at least the Catholics that I know—is that Apostolic succession lies in the Church, not in the Gospel proclaimed by the Apostles. Though in their eyes, it’s the same thing.

We Protestants believe that apostolic authority comes solely from the pure teachings of the Apostles, which came from Jesus. The Catholics I know believe that it comes from the Roman Catholic Church. Offering to share the Bible with the ones I know typically results in them telling me, “No thanks; I have a priest for that.” Because they were taught to place apostolic authority in the institution, not the message.

At least in my experience, that’s the case.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:39 AM PST by Luircin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies ]


To: Luircin

Sounds about right.


9 posted on 12/20/2013 11:11:02 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies ]

To: Luircin

Have you ever met a Catholic?


12 posted on 12/20/2013 4:02:57 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson