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To: bornacatholic
Should all read it and have a faithful translation, even then it cannot be the guide of man, because the private interpretation of the Bible is not infallible, but, on the contrary, most fallible. It is the source and fountain of all kinds of errors and heresies, and all kinds of blasphemous doctrines.

Let me see if I got this straight. Though "all Scripture is God-breathed" (2 Timothy 3:16a) there are only a few who can discern it's meaning without infallibility ...

So our Divine Savior also has established His Supreme Court --- His Supreme Judge --- to give us the true meaning of the Scriptures, and to give us the true revelation and doctrines of the Word of Jesus.

... and only these few can tell us what it truly means even though it may contradict what we read of God's word with our own eyes least we fall into heresy.

Jesus, though he was not a member of the clergy, read and studied God's word for Himself. And He discerned for Himself what it meant. He was often in direct conflict in His understanding with the established clergy which claimed for themselves the God given right as the only ones who could discern God's word without err.

It would appear that this lesson from Jesus is in direct conflict with the sermon in this article. It shows that religious bodies can be as fallible as men. This sermon asks that I follow the word of only the clergy. But I have to ask in return "what did Jesus do?"

25 posted on 02/04/2006 10:00:00 PM PST by Between the Lines (Be careful how you live your life, it may be the only gospel anyone reads.)
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To: Between the Lines

Well, Jesus is God so His ability is somewhat superior to yours. No offense


34 posted on 02/05/2006 2:41:59 AM PST by bornacatholic
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