Purgatory: Why some likely find it difficult

This post stems from a comment discussion I had on an American Evangelical blog about Purgatory. Since I thought my response turned out well I decided to edit and expand it for a stand-alone blog post. Enjoy! ----------------------------------------------------- The doctrine of Purgatory is tough for most Protestants[1] to accept. I imagine it is partly due to … Continue reading Purgatory: Why some likely find it difficult

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How do we study the Bible? – Typology

Like most of these posts, this is a topic which I’m not qualified to write about. But like any good random blogger, I’ll write about it anyway and hopefully do it justice. All Christians recognize the Scriptures—the Bible—as sacred and authoritative. And yet there is widespread disagreement about its meaning. Why is this? I believe … Continue reading How do we study the Bible? – Typology

Some Fun Re-Wording a CARM Article

So I decided to have a little fun.  Taking this piece from CARM titled “Why do Roman Catholics believe what they do”, I re-worded the article from a Catholic perspective writing about Protestants instead of vice-versa.[1]  The blocked quotes are CARM's and the responses are my own.[2] Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------------------ But, it doesn't matter what CARM … Continue reading Some Fun Re-Wording a CARM Article

The Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Foundation for Both

There has been a thought floating through my mind that I want to throw out there. Unfortunately, like so many of these topics, there needs to be a “setting of the stage” so please be patient. —Setting the Stage: Scripture and Magisterium— So far as I understand the issues, the Roman Catholics hold to a … Continue reading The Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Foundation for Both

John Henry Newman on Interpreting Scripture

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