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

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Jaroslav Pelikan on Scripture and Tradition

“For those who believe that you don't need tradition because you have the Bible, The Christian Tradition has sought to say, ‘You are not entitled to the beliefs you cherish about such things as the Holy Trinity without a sense of what you owe to those who worked this out for you.’ To circumvent Saint … Continue reading Jaroslav Pelikan on Scripture and Tradition

Short thoughts from Cardinal Ratzinger on modern Christian thought

I’m currently reading, and am almost done with, The Ratzinger Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church. On August 15, 1984, journalist Vittorio Messori interviewed Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (who later became Pope Benedict XVI). This book is a compilation of that interview and discusses a lot of interesting things. Many of the … Continue reading Short thoughts from Cardinal Ratzinger on modern Christian thought

Jimmy Akin on the Practical Problems of Sola Scriptura

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

Are Protestant Apologists Ushering People into the Roman Catholic Church? Part II

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

Sola Scriptura – Why not the Apocrypha?

This is the second post on sola scriptura. The first two are here and here. I’d recommend reading them first as I will continue discussion with that assumption. ---------------------------------------- Before any discussion about using the Bible alone as the sole source of doctrine, don’t we need to first determine what constitutes the Bible and why? … Continue reading Sola Scriptura – Why not the Apocrypha?

Sola Scriptura: A Protestant Problem Part II

This is the second post on sola scriptura. The introduction is here and I’d recommend reading it first as I will continue discussion with that assumption. ---------------------------------------- If I had met a man (call him Bob) who denied the Mormon Church was legitimate, but who accepted the Book of Mormon as his infallible rule of … Continue reading Sola Scriptura: A Protestant Problem Part II