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To: papertyger

“What are you calling ‘authoritatively supported?’ “

That would be, according to the named source, the Bible.

“Protestant agreement?”

There is no singular Protestant creed. True believers, without regard to a particular local church they identify with, must hold the Bible as authoritative. This applies to anyone who claims to be Christian, whether they are or not.

“Show me a Protestant system of ‘authentication’ that would approve Peter’s reading of Scripture in Acts 1:16”

Jesus’ standard was when two or three agree together; that is achieved on the basis of their agreeing with His word. Note that in Acts 1:14, the early disciples were in such accord.

My point is that doctrines and practices advocated in this article are not supported in this article with Biblical evidence as the news source title might imply. The author does not because he cannot. The scriptures reprove such doctrines and practices.


8 posted on 05/13/2008 1:07:09 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: unlearner
That would be, according to the named source, the Bible.

I can think of no answer that would evince greater fatuity than this one. It goes without saying it is utterly hypocritical to claim something has no "authoritative support" from the Scripture when one can not show from the Scripture how this "support" is gained or forfeited.

True believers, without regard to a particular local church they identify with, must hold the Bible as authoritative. This applies to anyone who claims to be Christian, whether they are or not.

Where is this "rule" found in the Bible?

I'll give you a hint...it's not. It's nothing but a "tradition of men."

...that is achieved on the basis of their agreeing with His word.

So where is THIS rule in the Bible.

My point is that doctrines and practices advocated in this article are not supported in this article with Biblical evidence as the news source title might imply.

And my point is that yours aren't, either. The difference is the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church were authoritatively developed with the mechanisms Christ gave to the Church He founded, and yours are based on accusations contrived to justify rebellion against that Church and hermaneutics designed to facilitate same.

9 posted on 05/13/2008 2:31:33 AM PDT by papertyger (That's what the little winky-face was for.)
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