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2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Sola Scriptura

Scripture Alone?

If you have ever spent time debating non-Catholics on the scriptural basis of Catholic beliefs, invariably the discussion of “Sola Scriptura” will come up at some point. “Sola Scriptura” is latin for the “bible alone”, the protestant idea that the sole rule of faith is scripture… not tradition, and certainly not the Catholic Church. In […]

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The Handmaid of the Lord, the intercessor of salvation history!

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There is a pattern in scripture that repeats itself all throughout salvation history. One that I think will help shed some light upon the Mother of Jesus, serving as the “Handmaid of the Lord.” You may have noticed this before, especially if you have gone through the covenant mediators in salvation history. When a key figure commits grave sin, he allows that sin into his home and it always has devastating affects upon his family. Case in point… when Adam chose to save his skin, and forgo his and his brides souls’, by cowering to the threats of the ancient serpent and partaking in the forbidden fruit, he opened wide the door of destruction and allowed his sin in to wreck havoc upon his marriage, and his children (c.f. Gen.3).

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Verses I would NOT have written had I gotten the protestant “memo”! 1 Corinthians addition

Well IF (noticed I tried to use a big IF) that’s true, then it would seem to me that St. Paul must have missed a whole bunch of memos from the home office. I mean if I were St. Paul, and I was the “consumate Protestant”, rejecting the Catholic Church, holding up doctrines such as “the bible alone”, “faith alone” , “once saved always saved”, “there is no purgatory”, “the Eucharist is only a symbol”, “pastors are free to marry” and so many others… then I would have NEVER written verses that seemed to suggest anything to the contrary of my beliefs.

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