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Catholics where in Scripture does it state?

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May 26, 2019 / By Janene
Question: That "tradition of sinful men is equal with God's holy word"?? Rather I read Mark 7:6-8, "And Jesus said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men." For those who aren't Catholic, Catholics believe that men could invent rituals, rules, etc. through something called "tradition", the same tradition that Jesus states above. They believe this tradition trumps or is equal to what is written in Scripture, God's Holy Word.
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Originally Answered: Some Think God Stopped Speaking Because Scripture is Sufficient?
Pastor Billy says: substitution in your math formula Pythagoras If C=God or Godly authority whats your answer now? The Church is not a man-made authority but a Godly one. Try to remember that in A (assuming A is scripture) it is stated that it is the "church which is the bulwark and pillar of the truth" (1 Tim. 3:15). and not the scripture by itself. addendum: your rebutal begs me to ask why now disbute the name of an existing and authoritative "ecclesia"? Don't be changing the original argument against an interpreting Church to where that Church be found. You originally argue only against a teaching authority, a "magisterium" not whether it be called Catholic we can follow that one up in your next question period. In looking to scripture I have examined the contextual nature of the text yet you avoid it! For example let us examine the following text Matt 18:15-18 "If your brother sins (against you), go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. 16 If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that 'every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses.' 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell the church. If he refuses to listen even to the church, then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector. 18 Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. The context of these verses naturally leads one to understand there is a visible body, an interpreting and authoritive Church to which we can take our dispute and the context was extremely important here in reading the verses prior you realize this is a serious matter on sin of heresy, and how are we to settle the matter? By submitting to the authority of the visible Church. The Church was given authority by Christ so we know what the scripture and tradition is and what it says. BTW the Church is greater than a city or one diocese known to you as Rome I'd appreciate it if you do intend to offer a caricature you be somewhat accurate in labelling it the Church or the Catholic Church. addendum#2: St.P l once again return to your primary focus of scripture in validating the existence and requirement within Christianity of a teaching and authoritative Church for interpretation of that sole source of revelation to which you hold to but first let me state clearly here the Catholic understanding of God's source of "information" to us is more than the written word, it is also the living Word Christ and the Holy Traditions or "oral traditions" to which St. Paul admonises Timothy to hold to. Now the advantages of the Catholic approach to your one source scripture are two: First, inspiration of the source (scripture) is really proved, not just "felt." Second, the main fact behind the proof--the fact of an infallible, teaching Church--leads one naturally to an answer to the problem that troubled the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:31): How is one to know what interpretations are right? The same Church that authenticates the Bible, that establishes its inspiration, is the authority set up by Christ to interpret his Word. "To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." John Henry Cardinal Newman To justify its break from the Catholic Church, Protestantism has adopted the strategy of pitting the Holy Scripture against the Church. The result is a false dilemma whereby one is to chose between Holy Scripture and the "traditions of men"...the Catholic Church. Fifteen hundred years of Christianity and the working of the Holy Spirit were swept away with the cavalier and unbiblical charge that it is merely the "traditions of men." Protestantism is the best example of following the "traditions of men." Virtually every Protestant church, denomination, sect and cult can be traced to some human founder(s) within the past 500 years. Whether it is Luther, Calvin, King Henry VIII, Wesley, Knox, Joseph Smith (Mormon), Russell (JW), Eddy (Christian Scientist) or any number cropping up to this very day, all Protestants follow the "traditions of men." Some, such as Lutherans, use the very name of their founder in their denomination name. Others closely identify with their founders, such as those who call themselves "Calvinists." All approach the Bible and interpret it in accordance with the "traditions of men" they have inherited Catholicisms is not "sola scriptura" nor is it "sola ecclesia" nor is it "sola tradition" I would suggest you find a new itch to scratch. For the record the Christian bible NT and OT is a Catholic book accepting the authority of a teaching Church is never a rejection or diminishing of the canon of scripture given us by that authority.
Originally Answered: Some Think God Stopped Speaking Because Scripture is Sufficient?
Assuming A & B are Scripture and tradition, and C is the Pope, you are in a situation where your authority is just a man. The visible Church is made up of both believers and un-believers. The Pope is the head of that Church. Look at history, there have been good Popes, and there have been bad ones. Your Sola Ecclesia is the visible Church. The invisible Church is made up of believers and only believers, with Christ at it's head. How do we know Christ, and what he demands from his Church? Sola Scriptura. The Bible IS the lowest common denominator. Mark.

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