Revelation 12:1-5; 17 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: and … Continue reading Is Mary the Queen of Heaven and Mother of Christians?
Since then there is in the Church an authority, divinely appointed and plenary, for judgment and for appeal in questions of Scripture interpretation, in matters of faith and morals, therefore, by the very force of the words, there is one such authority, and only one. Again, it follows hence, that, when the legitimate authority has … Continue reading John Henry Newman on Interpreting Scripture
Now it is a very common charge against the Ancient and Catholic view of the Gospel, that it throws us back into a Jewish state, and subjects us to the dominion of the Law. On the other hand, from various remarks made in the course of these Lectures, it may be seen that that modern … Continue reading John Henry Newman thoughts on the Mosaic Law, the Catholic Church, and “legalism”
In summary, sola scriptura presupposes (1) the existence of the printing press, (2) the universal distribution of Bibles, (3) a cash-based economy, (4) universal literacy, (5) the universal possession of scholarly support materials, (6) the universal possession of adequate time for study, and (7) a universal education in a high level of critical thinking skills. … Continue reading Jimmy Akin on the Practical Problems of Sola Scriptura