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To: Grunthor

Since I am engaged with sundry Protestants on this forum quite a bit, I know very well the Protestant doctrines.

Protestantism is based on lying about the gospel. The extrascriptural ideas about Bible Alone and Faith Alone were only possible because people trusted Luther’s knowledge of the scripture.

Orthodoxy is, of course, fine and by and large free from doctrinal error.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 4:59:24 PM PDT by annalex
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To: annalex
Protestantism is based on lying about the gospel. The extrascriptural ideas about Bible Alone and Faith Alone were only possible because people trusted Luther’s knowledge of the scripture.

That's a really hard-boiled Roman Catholic way to view the world, annalex. I'd thought better of you.

Early Protestant Reformers studied both the Old and New Testaments, and rejected the accumulated layers of corruption, legalism and false doctrine built up over the centuries after Apostolic times, in order to remain true to the purest form of the Gospel. Those traditions and doctrines that withstood this Biblical "test" were retained. The rest were not.

So, this odd hobby-horse you guys have jumped on regarding Sola Scriptura, as if it is some equivalent to the legalism present in your own system of belief, is telling. All traditions, doctrines and teachings are to be tested against the scripture, and those found unscriptural or even questionably so are discarded. That's Sola Scriptura. It was not and is not a repudiation of all tradition and doctrine of the medieval Catholic Church. It was an utter rejection of false doctrine and the traditions of man that had crept into the church that were not Biblically supported.

Regarding the claim that Protestant beliefs were "only possible because people trusted Luther's knowledge of the scripture," well, there's that hardwired expectation of some worldy authority, some mere man, standing in the role of Bishop of Rome, that your ability to process the world apparently seems to depend upon entirely. You've said in the past that you've attended services in a Protestant Church, but this sort of cloistered, provincial ignorance does not support such a claim.

Luther arose more or less contemporaneously with numerous figures in the Reformation. He was no more of a Protestant "pope" with believers in him than the man in the moon. When you find yourself able to grasp this, then you can plausibly claim to know very well "the Protestant doctrines." Until then, you can't.

23 posted on 06/16/2010 5:46:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: annalex

“Protestantism is based on lying about the gospel.”

This will be our last communication on this thread.

“The extrascriptural ideas about Bible Alone and Faith Alone were only possible because people trusted Luther’s knowledge of the scripture.”

So you disagree with extra scriptural writings? REALLY?

Do not bother answering, I am really not interested in hearing more from the likes of you on this thread.


28 posted on 06/17/2010 7:26:33 AM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 10 days.)
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