Because God Said So (11)

When building, begin  start from the ground up. Foundations come first. Walls, windows, ceilings, carpets, those things come later. This method of construction applies to buildings and blogging alike. Hence, in the response 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, an anachronistic approach is necessary. It is also necessary then that there be some overlap as similar arguments and issues are tackled first. The next installment of the … Continue reading Because God Said So (11)

Who Gave Us the Bible Anyway? (7)

Continuing in the response to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, we address an issue related to the first response which was stated to be the most fundamental issue in this entire conversation. A subset of that issue is the claim the author makes, which is, that the Church gave us the Bible, not vice versa. The argument is simple: The church predates the Bible, … Continue reading Who Gave Us the Bible Anyway? (7)

Pillars and Foundations (3)

In continuing our response to 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura we turn our attention to role of the church. Objection #3 states,  “The Bible Calls the Church and not the Bible the ‘Pillar and Ground of the Truth.’” No objection there; the Bible does say that: but the devil is in the details. Reductio Ad AbsurdemThe article defines the church as “the living community of believers founded … Continue reading Pillars and Foundations (3)

Rome’s One Legged Stool (12)

In the interests of a sermon I am preaching on the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, I went looking about on the internet for some of the common objections to the claims my sermon makes. I found a very interesting link titled Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura.  The article by catholic apologist Joel Peters presented much of what I have heard in the past, … Continue reading Rome’s One Legged Stool (12)

A Plea to the Protesters: Politics and Popery

The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith:The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and … Continue reading A Plea to the Protesters: Politics and Popery

That Awkward Moment When The Title of the Book Contradicts the Author’s Worldview

Gerry Matatics was once a well known “Catholic” apologist. Gerry has a book titled How the Bible Converted Me To Catholicism: One Protestant Minister’s Surprising Journey of Faith. However, according to Gerry’s own public statements, and Catholic teaching itself, it is actually impossible for the Bible to convert someone to Roman Catholicism. In almost any debate with Protestants, Gerry follows classic Catholic Apologetic methods and … Continue reading That Awkward Moment When The Title of the Book Contradicts the Author’s Worldview