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keep-calm-and-find-answersBelow are short interviews with Anna Mitchell of the Son Rise Morning Show on questions to do with the Catholic faith.

What does the Church teach about tattoos?

If God exists why is there evil?

Why do Catholics pray to statues? Why do Catholics pray to saints?

Is baptism necessary for salvation?

Where’s that in the Bible? (responding to sola scriptura)

How to win an argument without losing a soul

Why do Catholics confess my sins to a priest?

What are the 7 sacraments? Are they Biblical?

Is Purgatory Biblical?

What is the immaculate conception of Mary?

Was Mary a virgin her entire life?

Was Peter the “rock” upon which Christ built his Church?

4 thoughts on “Quick Answers!

  1. Eic says:

    Matt,
    Thought you gave a good definition of Sola Scriptura. The reason that Sola Scriptura is true is that the Scripture alone is the inspired-inerrant Word of God. This means there is no higher authority for the Christian. Whatever Scripture teaches is binding on all Christians and what Scripture does not teach on is not binding. For example, when your church taught the eating meat on Friidays was a sin would not be binding on a Christian since its not taught in Scripture.

    It also means that doctrines are not on the same level as Scripture. Doctrines and creeds are not inspired-inerrant. Only that which is ground on Scripture is true. Nor are you leaders inspired-inerrant. They can and have erred and the way to know that is to compare what they teach with Scripture.

    We accept the 27 books of the NT because we believe the Holy Spirit was working through the church at the time. When the canon of the NT was finalized was the approval of the bishop at Rome at the time required for these books to be accepted as Scripture? Of course not.

    Keep in mind also that just because the church at the time got the NT canon right does not mean the church is always right. Even you would not accept your church has always been right.

    • Brian Kerzetski says:

      I appreciate you engaging in this discussion. I look forward to your future posts. I have a few questions I would appreciate responses to. You said, “Scripture alone is the inspired-inerrant Word of God.” Under whose authority was this declared? You also use the pronoun we a few times in your declaration of what is accepted and believed. Would you please explain who you are referring to? Also, how is it known that the NT canon is correct?

  2. arnold says:

    We accept the 27 books of the NT because we believe the Holy Spirit was working through the church at the time. When the canon of the NT was finalized was the approval of the bishop at Rome at the time required for these books to be accepted as Scripture? Of course not.

    you just stated that the catholic church was inspired by the Holy Spirit to choose the 27 books of the NT. you accept the full authority of the church headed by the bishop of Rome on this matter..
    The Pope is the head of the church . therefore His approval is necessary. the inspiration of choosing the NT books was entrusted to the church through Him in union with His bishops. And to no one else.

    Thought you gave a good definition of Sola Scriptura. The reason that Sola Scriptura is true is that the Scripture alone is the inspired-inerrant Word of God. This means there is no higher authority for the Christian. Whatever Scripture teaches is binding on all Christians and what Scripture does not teach on is not binding. For example, when your church taught the eating meat on Friidays was a sin would not be binding on a Christian since its not taught in Scripture

    ok name the book chapter and verse that declares that the bible is the final authority. Tim 3:15 states that the church is the pillar and foundation of truth. catholic teaching never declares that tradition and magisterium are above scripture but equal to it. besides are you infallible in your interpretation of the scripture? and fasting is a biblically based practice. fasting on Friday is a catholic practice during lent is a pious practice and the bible never state to be a sin.some Christians also have prayer meeting on wed. is that also against the bible because we can never find such practice anywhere in the scripture?

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