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To: MarkBsnr
Me: And when one derives their theology from what others "scrape out from under their toenails each day" it's better??? You really need a new shtick. This one is useless.

You: What those others are Jesus, the Apostles, and the Fathers of the Church, I'll take those scrapings.

The theology that comes from Jesus Christ, Moses and the prophets and the Apostles through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God are not "scrapings". They are the words of life. The theology from the "Fathers of the Church", well some of what they said could be called scrapings, and worse. :o)

5,713 posted on 12/22/2010 4:16:59 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: boatbums

The theology that comes from Jesus Christ, Moses and the prophets and the Apostles through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God are not “scrapings”. They are the words of life. The theology from the “Fathers of the Church”, well some of what they said could be called scrapings, and worse. :o)


INDEED!


5,718 posted on 12/22/2010 4:41:03 PM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: boatbums
The theology that comes from Jesus Christ, Moses and the prophets and the Apostles through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God are not "scrapings". They are the words of life. The theology from the "Fathers of the Church", well some of what they said could be called scrapings, and worse. :o)

That is the purpose of the Magisterium. For example, Origen, one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, was excommunicated because he did not believe in the end, as the Church did. Augustine departed from Church beliefs, only to come back in the end, repudiating his extra-faith writings. The Magisterium is the consensus patrum - the one Faith and the one Belief. The extra-Magisterial writings are simply that - individual writings and have no weight on the Faith.

5,720 posted on 12/22/2010 5:46:50 PM PST by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so..)
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