What you have typed above are non-responses. These are typical Protestant word gymnastics in a vain attempt to justify opposing the Will of God in His Church.
There are over 40,000 Protestant ecclesial communities who can’t agree on anything but hatred for Christ’s Church….and all of them claim to be guided by the same one Holy Spirit. What does that tell you? What reasonable and prudent man could possibly believe that Christ intended for such chaos?
Did you read this?
Scripture Alone? Is Half the Story Sufficient?
How can you expect us to take your comments seriously when you ignore ours? Surely, you know that we have heard the tired old assertions repeatedly before.
Sure Holy Scripture is the word of God……all of it, including the deuters, which you have removed contrary to the word of God. You claim to believe in the word of God, yet you do this following a Jewish council AFTER the death of Jesus; and you do it in spite of the fact that Scripture tells us not to do it? Are Protestants Christian or Jewish?
Sure Holy Scripture is the word of God……but it is incomplete and your abuse of 2 Tim 3:16-17 taken out of context does not make it complete. It is a non sequitor. Holy Scripture tells us itself that it is incomplete. Sure Scripture is useful for teaching, that is why we wrote it…..but it is incomplete.
Nowhere in Holy Scripture do we see Jesus telling His disciples to write anything down……if that was His intent He would have seen that word processors and fax machines existed in such time….He told them to preach……orally. He sent them off without any pencils or tablets.
If Sola Scriptura was the rule he would have seen that the printing press would have been discovered while He was on Earth, not during the 15th century. How did the Faith survive without the printing press and the general population being literate? The answer is by Tradition. Tradition is as much a part of the Faith now, as it was then.
The fact is: Nowhere in Holy Scripture is either the term or the concept of Sola Scriptura to be found. Luther fabricated it, because He lacked a teaching authority guided by the Holy Spirit. It is his attempt to justify rebelling against the Church, which St. Paul tells us is the mystical ‘Body of Christ’.
If Sola Scriptura is the rule, then please show me where in Holy Scripture it grants one the right to start a ecclesial community in contrast with and competition with the Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ?
If Sola Scriptura is the rule, then please show me where in Holy Scripture it grants one the right to delete whole books from the Bible? There are many citations in the NT referring to the deuters, what does that tell you?
St. Paul taught from the Septuagint which includes, and included, the deuters, what does that tell you? The fact is Luther removed them, because they got in his way. Certain passages in there address Purgatory, and he couldn’t have them laying around interfering with his fabricated Sole Fide.
He wasn’t bold enough to delete the several other books which refer to the need for good works e.g.:
“;So also [b:3bgql017]faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead[/b:3bgql017];;..You believe that God is one. You do well. Even the demons believe that and tremble. Do you want proof, you ignoramus, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by the works;”(Cf. James 3:14-26)
If you were driven by the need to learn the truth (as Holy Scripture tells us to do) you find Luther’s adding the word ‘alone’ Rom 3:28 repugnant.
Scripture is clear:
1Ti 3:15 if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is [color=red:3bgql017][b:3bgql017]the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth. [/b:3bgql017] [/color:3bgql017]
[b:3bgql017](n.b. he did not say that the Bible was the pillar and bulwark of the truth…..but the Church who wrote the Bible.[emphasis added])[/b:3bgql017]