The author seems to be a genuine voice, so because this blog which use to be quite diverse is more dominated by Catholics with a few Protestants remaining, I thought it fair to reblog this post with fresh ideas.
My initial comment to his blog:
“Can you explain historically why the Church appears to never have taught Sola Scriptura for 1500 years? For approximately 300 years, the Canon is ambiguous And as most biblical theologians, even Protestant, admit that Sola Scriptura isn’t taught in the Bible. And what counts as the Canon, As Augustine, whom you admire, list the canon of the Catholic Church in On Christian Doctrine?
It appears historically to be an anachronism since even the apostles and the two centuries of Christians mostly taught by tradition of word of mouth. Historically, it must be asked is it a human invention, as many Protestants claim doctrines is the Catholic Church?
Just my thoughts on my problem with the theology. “
Before I state my case, I want to be clear that I have great respect for the good things the Catholic church has done. The amount of social work that they put in is astonishing when it comes to adoption homes, hospitals, homeless shelters, etc. I also have to say that some of the sweetest people I have ever met in my entire life were devout Catholics. Not only that, some of the people that read up and follow The Reformed Alliance blog are Catholics, and I want to say thank you to them and hope that they continue to do so.
I don’t know what it is about Roman Catholicism, but I genuinely have compassion for those who are a part of it and caught in it. I can understand why someone would be drawn into its rich history and its magnificent beauty. The cathedrals, the art, the fiction…
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