Previously, we have written about the top 10 Bible passages that were not highlighted in Protestant bibles, (Read here Top 10 Bible Passages Not Highlighted In Every Protestant Bible). Now it is time to expose the list of Bible passages that Protestants take out of context or misinterpreted just to support their unbiblical doctrines such us Bible alone and faith alone doctrine. Die hard Protestants always have the tendency to project that they are very knowledgeable in every part of scripture, may it be the history of the given context or what the inspired writer of scriptures have in mind when writing their piece. Behind this great act of being a know it all when in comes the word of God they actually have no idea what they are talking or quoting about, they are merely parroting what their pastors told them. Continue reading
The Catholic doctrine of purgatory is one of the most well supported doctrines found within the pages of scriptures. From the Old Testament foreshadowing of purgatory to the allegories of Christ, in the epistles of St. Paul and the writings of the early Church Fathers, the overwhelming proof for this doctrine is beyond disputable. Those who do not believe in purgatory or oppose this doctrine are misreading the scriptures by relying on their own personal interpretation of the Bible. Out of all the Biblical passages that speaks about purgatory there is one passage in the Book of Acts that points to the existence of purgatory. At first glance the passage is a narrative of a miracle performed by St. Peter, but upon close scrutiny there is more to it than just a miracle. This passage is found in Acts 9:36-40, the miracle of Peter wherein he raised Tabitha back from the dead. Continue reading
After reading a passage from Scriptures particularly John 3:5 “Unless a man is born again he cannot enter the kingdom of God”, Protestants often asks Catholics if we are already “born again” by accepting Christ as our Lord and Personal savior. The question often puzzled Catholics especially those who do not have a full understanding of the Catholic faith. They either negate to answer this question or do not answer at all. A little background of Protestant teaching, Protestants generally believed that in order for a person or an unbeliever to become a Christian he has to do only one thing and that is to accept Christ as Lord and personal savior. In witnessing to Catholics, Protestants would quote John 3:5 telling Catholics that “accepting Christ as Lord and Personal savior” is prerequisite for becoming a born again Christian. However, if we are to read the entire context of John 3:1-5 nowhere in the entire passage ever said that a person becomes a “born again” by accepting Christ as “Lord and Personal Savior”. Continue reading
In one Facebook page entitled Catholic Church/Bible Only Debate, Matt Slick of Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry posted a very interesting hypothetical situation paired with questions addressed to Catholics. I immediately responded to Matt Slick’s post asking if I can be allowed to post a link from my blog responding to his queries. Mr. Slick responded affirmatively to my proposal. Written in blue is quoted from Mr. Slick’s post whereas my response is in black.
Matt Slick is the founder and director of Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM), he has his own radio show in which notable Catholic apologist particularly Robert Sungenis was previously invited to be their guest. He also a seasoned Protestant debater for Calvinism.
Matt Slick started his query with a hypothetical situation; Continue reading
One of the battle cry of the Reformation is the belief in Sola Scriptura, in order to discredit the authority of the Catholic Church the reformers have to invent a new form of authority that will confirm to their invented doctrines and practices. The first one to appeal to the Bible as the only authority and rule of faith is Martin Luther. In order to validate his own teachings it is necessary for him to invent a new form authority and that is the Bible alone. Matt Slick of Christian Apologetics Research Ministry defined sola scriptura as,
Sola Scriptura is the teaching that the Scriptures contain all that is necessary for salvation and proper living before God. Sola Scriptura means that the Scriptures–the Old and New Testaments (excluding the Catholic Apocrypha)–are the final authority in all that they address (1 Cor. 4:6) and that tradition, even so-called Sacred Tradition, is judged by Scriptures. Matt Slick, Sola Scriptura
Basing on their definition of Sola Scriptura it is a belief or doctrine that states that the Bible alone is our only authority in matters of faith and morals, and anything that is not found in the Bible either explicitly or implicitly is to be rejected. The Bible alone doctrine of Protestants undermines the authority given by Christ to the Church (Mt. 16:17-19, Mt.18:18-20, Acts chapter 15). The Protestant Bible alone doctrine hinges only in one vital passage of the Bible 2 Timothy 3:16, if this passage proves the Bible alone doctrine then it is a home run for Protestantism, but if it will not then much of Protestantism doctrines will crumble.