I got pinged. This is the first time I’ve opened one of the “Radio Replies” threads. (I read the books when I was in late grade school—forty years ago.)
If you don’t want to get into fights, just ignore the threads. Seriously. The Moderation Nazis will take care of it if it gets out of hand.
I am not offended so much as I am curious as to the motive.
Every time I have seen a dispute it has been started by an individual of the Catholic persuasion that has ignited the fire by;
A.) claiming superiority over others
B,) Claiming their deceased loved ones who died in sin have a second chance after death
C.) Claiming that James, Peter, Paul, and other men the Catholics have promoted, for various reasons to Sainthood, now have equal same power of intercession with God as Christ does.
D.) Claiming that somehow a mere mortal woman is now elevated to the status of God with Christ.
I would offer other reasons, but the list of violations by the Catholic Church that go directly against Christ’s completed works on the cross and resurrection are actually longer then what I refer to as the Constitution of Christianity He offered in the sermon on the mount. Your adherence to traditions invalidate the word of God. You offer the word of men who wrote great works of theological discourse no doubt, yet they are but men, not God.
The Cannon is closed, to add to it is a sin. So anything outside of the word of God cannot replace nor refute His Son’s teachings. The Catholic Church is like the elders of Judaism whom Jesus ran against while He walked amongst us. You would rather believe that the traditions of your Church are what saves the souls of men. Rather it is the sacrificial death on the cross and His resurrection from death of our almighty God, Christ Himself who saves the souls of men. Not a membership in a quasi political gathering of men stuck on traditions made by mere mortals, many of which are probably languishing in hell as we speak because of their self importance over God.
I guess it would be only expected then that some Protestants will begin posting works of theological writings that have destroyed the Catholic faith so resoundingly that the Catholic Church needed to create a whole department just to defend their heretical practices.
The Catholic Church depends upon signs, wonders, and traditions of the Church along with the supposed infallible wisdom from the Pope for the salvation of their members.
I count on the blood of Christ for mine. No more, no less. Foolish yes, but to men the wisdom of God is foolish. In that I put my faith.