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Tag Archives: catechism
Authority 1. The Bible “The Bible is acknowledged as the ‘ground’ on which any expression of Christian faith must be founded” (A Building With Foundations, anglicancommunion.org). “Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read … Continue reading →
Name The name Lutheran appears to have first been used by Catholic opposition. One Lutheran source says, “It is a mistake if it is believed that Lutherans took this name for themselves. History reports to us instead that they were … Continue reading →
Beliefs and Practices 1. Original Sin The Catholic Church teaches that children are born in sin. Catechism of the Catholic Church reads, “Born with a fallen nature and tainted by Original Sin, children also have need of new birth in … Continue reading →
Authority 1. The Bible The Catholic Bible contains seven Old Testament books which are not contained in the Bibles we use. These are: Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom (of Solomon), Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) and Baruch. Additionally, five more books … Continue reading →
Many teach that man is born in sin. Consider: (1) Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition – “(Adam) has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the ‘death of the … Continue reading →
Catholics reject “Sola Scriptura.” That is, they reject the idea that authority should be derived from the Scriptures alone. Kevin McQuaid has expressed their belief writing, “After having read the Bible cover to cover and listened to the whole of … Continue reading →