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To: GonzoII
It would not really matter whether a given doctrine were contained in Scripture or not. While everything in the Bible is true, not everything true is in the Bible. I am getting rather tired of being asked to prove everything from the Bible, as if the Bible were the only test of what we must accept or reject.

Right there should be the main reason why this idea of an "intermediate" place between earth and Heaven must be tossed out on its ear. Christians have been given the Holy Scriptures as our sole guide of what is truth for Christians. How dare a mere man - regardless of hierarchy place - proclaim sovereignty ABOVE the very words of God? Here's a thought: If it isn't in Scripture, or proven by Scripture, it is NOT binding on a Christian to believe. To discount the authority of the Scriptures is to surrender to fallible men the freedom to create their own truth, and God will NOT ignore such belligerence.

4 posted on 03/12/2011 10:49:22 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: boatbums
"Christians have been given the Holy Scriptures as our sole guide of what is truth for Christians."

Can you show me that in Scripture?

Can you give me a list of the books of the Bible from Scripture?

7 posted on 03/13/2011 1:06:21 AM PST by GonzoII (Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea...Quare tristis es anima mea?)
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To: boatbums
Christians have been given the Holy Scriptures as our sole guide

If that were so, shouldn't the above assertion be itself someplace in the Holy Scripture?

Shouldn't, further the assertion that the Church is our sole guide (Mt. 18:17) be not in the scripture?

13 posted on 03/13/2011 10:30:58 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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