“Wherefore it is incumbent to obey the presbyters who are in the Church,—those who, as I have shown, possess the succession from the apostles; those who, together with the succession of the episcopate, have received the certain gift of truth, according to the good pleasure of the Father. But [it is also incumbent] to hold … Continue reading Irenaeus of Lyons on self-made churches—non-denom and house?
When faced with the difficulties of properly interpreting Scripture, friends and family often fall back on a statement like, “Well the Gospel is simple and we’re given that straight. So as long as you have this, you’re good.” This is the “fundamentalist” mindset; we accept the fundamentals of the faith and everything else is up … Continue reading Robert Hugh Benson on the “simplicity” of the New Testament
WHY I AM A CATHOLIC Catholicism, in a sense little understood, stands outside a quarrel like that of Darwinism at Dayton. It stands outside it because it stands all around it, as a house stands all around two incongruous pieces of furniture. It is no sectarian boast to say it is before and after and … Continue reading G.K. Chesterton on Catholicism and Sola Scriptura
This is a continuation of the discourse from the last post about a Protestant apologist named Charlie Campbell and how people like him are one of the reasons I’ll probably be entering the Roman Catholic Church soon. Alongside bad history, Charlie Campbell, in his attempts to set up “ah-ha!” moments in our minds against the … Continue reading Are Protestant Apologists Ushering People into the Roman Catholic Church? Part II