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[quote:3ktdtor4]Seems a rather Protestant way of defining necessary. [/quote:3ktdtor4]
[color=darkred:3ktdtor4]Great minds think alike…. :mrgreen:
That’s exactly what I pointed out to the him.[/color:3ktdtor4]
[quote:3ktdtor4]How necessary is it to believe a truth given us by God?[/quote:3ktdtor4]
[color=darkred:3ktdtor4]As necessary as any other truth. For they reflect God’s goodness, holiness, will, and attributes.[/color:3ktdtor4]
[quote:3ktdtor4]Mary’s Immaculate Conception is truth. Furthermore, it is revealed truth because human reasoning alone cannot arrive at it as a necessary conclusion. Finally, it is formally defined truth promulgated by the Pope.

This means God did it, God told us He did it, and God assured us He did it.[/quote:3ktdtor4]
[color=darkred:3ktdtor4]Good enough reason for me.[/color:3ktdtor4]