Saturday, October 25, 2014

It means that only those who obey the Law will be justified

Lutero said:You might trying reading the post again real slow DM, if not the Book of Romans and see if you can then tell us that Paul’s gospel – Christ’s gospel – is by obedience to the law, instead of by faith alone. 

I already did. Romans 2:13 is quite clear. And Jesus is explicit.

And don’t bother trying to smear it at Luther’s gospel or giving us the party line as to what the Roman church’s gospel is, but tell us what Rom. 3:20-24 plainly says.

Taken in context of the entire Bible and specifically in context of the book of Romans, it means that only those who obey the Law will be justified by the faith of Jesus Christ.

But let me make it easy for you. 
Here it is again:

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

In other words, we are not justified by the deeds of the law. But God does not justify those who do not keep the law, because anyone who violates the law, commits sin:

1 John 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

In other words, faith in Jesus Christ is witnessed by the law, because those who have faith in Jesus Christ keep the law. There is no difference between Jew or Gentile, for the Gentile who keeps the law, without the law, shows that the law is written in his heart.

It’s not that hard and the Scripture is clear enough, 

Amen! Keeping the Commandments is the Will of God. Transgression of the Commandments is sin against God.

though certain parties have failed miserably so far to do anything other than evade the truth.

Which is why again their credibility and competence in all this is suspect, if not that Paul’s admonition in Galations comes into play:

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed Gal. 1:8,9.

Absolutely. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is clear:

Matthew 19:17
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

God doesn't change.


And to you,

De Maria

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wreaths Across America

TX179 Thunderbird Composite Squadron - TX0007P
TXHNCH - Houston National Cemetery, Houston

Yes, we have Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring. But our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms.

At many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. We honor our veterans every day. And we think there is no better time to express our apprecation, than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

We hope you will join us at any of our 700+ participating locations, to show our veterans and their families - that we will not forget. We will never forget.

There are a number of ways for volunteers to get involved. Please keep in mind there is NO COST to attend or participate in a Wreaths Across America™ event.
  • Wreaths Across America™ Day – each December
  • Escort of Wreaths to Arlington (or any of the other locations featuring wreath escorts)
  • State House Ceremony – in nearly all 50 states and at our Nation’s Capital
  • ‘Thanks-A-Million’ handout card program to thank our veterans and active military
  • WAA Education Program –work with our materials in your local schools
You can also volunteer to have another location in your state participate in the national remembrance Ceremony, or you can start or work with a local group to raise funds for the wreaths for your local ceremony, or for Arlington.

7 QT's on Halloween

Oh, yeaaaaaaaah!  The inimitable Satchmo has just described the meaning of Halloween.  Since, Halloween is next week, I thought you might be interested in what it means and where it came from.

Halloween is a conjunction of two archaic English terms, "hallow" and "e'en".   Hallow means "holy" and "e'en is the contraction for "evening".    Together they mean "holy eve" or the "eve of the Holies or Saints."  That's why I embedded the song, "When the Saints come marching in" above.

Halloween began as the Catholic holy day of obligation known as All Saints Day.  It is, in fact, the "eve" of the same day.   You know how we celebrate "Christmas Eve"?  And you know how we celebrate Sunday Mass beginning with the evening Mass on Saturday?  Its the same principal.

October 31 is the Eve of All Saints Day and you can go to Mass on that Evening which will count for the obligation of going to Mass on November 1st.

Halloween is the day that Catholics celebrate the Communion of Saints.  We celebrate the fact that God has surrounded us with a cloud of witnesses who pray for us and intercede for us in heaven.

Originally, on Halloween, one group of people would dress as Saints.  Another as demons.  And when the Saints came marching in, the demons would flee.
Amazing Angels & Super Saints - Episode 1
Somewhere along the line, non-Catholics got that confused and they seem to celebrate the existence of the demons, exclusively, now.

But if you're Catholic, you can still celebrate an authentic Halloween, by attending the Mass and praying for the their intercession on that day.

And remember to visit a cemetery and pray for "All Souls" on the next day.  Nov 2nd.

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jesus used the Septuagint

I'm not sure I exactly understand what you are asking, so forgive me if you think I am avoiding the question.
The Jewish Canon, that Scripture which Jesus Himself believed in did not include the Apocryphal books.
The Jewish Canon which Jesus used is called the Septuagint. It contained the Deuterocanonicals. 

The number of books in the Hebrew Old Testament is 24 in the Hebrew method of counting which is equivalent to the 39 books we have in our English translations with our English methods of counting.
Actually, that is the Old Testament which was modified by the Hebrew speaking Jews in the 2nd Century after Christ. In rebellion of the Tradition of Jesus Christ and as a result of the Jewish persecution of the Christian Church, the Jews decided to remove from the Bible any books which were written in the Greek Language. 

You hold in your hands, the Old Testament held by those who oppose Christ.

The apocryphal books were only included in the Old Testament as late as the non-Christian Greek translation called The Septuagint.
The Old Testament is also non-Christian. The Old Testament is Jewish, including the Septuagint.

In other words, the Jewish Old Testament that Jesus believed to be authoritative did not contain the Apocryphal books.
Yes. It did. Jesus read from the Septuagint.

The Septuagint was translated around 300 B.C. while the earliest copies that we have are from 300 A.D. and it was between these 600 years that the Apocryphal books crept into the Greek Canon, yet they never appeared in the Hebrew Canon, nor did Jesus ever quote them or consider them to be authoritative.
There are many books of the OT which Jesus did not quote. If you were to throw them all out, your Bible would be very slim.

No New Testament book references an Apocryphal book as authoritative. Jesus does not teach from it.
Again, very few Old Testament books are referenced in the New Testament at all. If that is the criteria for authoritativeness, then you will have a very slim Bible.

Jesus says in Luke 24:44, "He said to them, 'This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms" (NIV).
So it does. But that does not say, "throw out the Deuterocanonicals." And we see that Jesus and the Apostles included the Deuterocanonicals in their preaching and teaching:

Matt. 6:19-20 - Jesus' statement about laying up for yourselves treasure in heaven follows Sirach 29:11 - lay up your treasure.

Mark 9:48 - description of hell where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched references Judith 16:17.

Luke 21:24 - Jesus' usage of "fall by the edge of the sword" follows Sirach 28:18.

John 3:13 - who has ascended into heaven but He who descended from heaven references Baruch 3:29.

1 Cor. 2:16 - Paul's question, "who has known the mind of the Lord?" references Wisdom 9:13.

James 1:19 - let every man be quick to hear and slow to respond follows Sirach 5:11.

Therefore, Jesus and the Apostles were aware of the Deuterocanonicals but never denied the inspiration thereof.


De Maria

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This weekend in El Paso

That means that "the Scriptures ALONE" were not sufficient


All this says is the man needed someone to show him the scriptures that point to Christ.
Excellent! That means that "the Scriptures ALONE" were not sufficient. 

I mean really now...if someone doesn't have scriptures how can they know Him?
Good point. That is why the Church TEACHES the Scriptures.

So this does not prove your point.
Yes, it does. Next.

and what is the point of this? The point is that they twisted the scriptures just to justify their doctrines...JUST LIKE THE RCC
that proves nothing
Nope. Like the Protestants. Next.

Again misquoted...Paul is speaking of his teachings.......\
The Scripture plainly says, "traditions". Next.

That is correct so you had best stop praying to Mary and trash your Marian dogmas! They are unscriptural and not in the bible

It is you who needs to begin to pray to Mary in obedience of Scripture. Let me show you:
Scripture says that God's will should be done on earth as it is in heaven.
And God wills that the Angels praise Mary:

Luke 1:26-28
King James Version (KJV)
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
Let's break this down:
1. an angel is a messenger of God. That is what the word, angel, means.
2. this angel, Gabriel, is one of the four angels that stands before the throne of God.
1. God sent this angel to Mary.
2. Since this angel is a messenger of God's, God sent Him to deliver a message.
3. Therefore, the angel was not speaking on his own, but was communicating God's message to Mary.
4. If we skip down to verse 28, we see that this was a message of praise (i.e. blessed art thou).
5. Therefore God praised Mary through His Angel.
That is great praise indeed. Do you know of any man whose praise is worth more than God's? In other words, what do you value more highly, the praise of man or the praise of God?
But, there's more. God sent the Angel to do His Will. What is His Will. Obviously, God sent the Angel to deliver a message of praise. Therefore it is God's will that the Angels praise Mary.
And there's yet more. Because the Holy Spirit inspired a holy woman to exclaim, ""Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! "
still in:
Luke 1:41-45
King James Version (KJV)
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Should we break this down?
1. The Holy Spirit is God the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.
2. Therefore, God inspired Elisabeth to praise Mary.
3. This praise is inscribed in the Word of God for all generations.
4. Since Elisabeth is a member of the human race, then it is safe to conclude that God wills that men praise Mary.
5. And we find, again, that God praised Mary through His Saint. Saint Elisabeth praised Mary when she was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do so. That means that it is the Holy Spirit's praise which she passed on. That is why Scripture is called the Word of God. Because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Need we say more? Let's do it anyway.
Mother of God
Luke 1:43-45
New International Version (NIV)
43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” 
Lets break this down:
1. The word "Lord" is here mentioned two times.
2. In the second instance, it is an obvious reference to God. "Blessed is she who believes that the LORD would fulfill His promises." That is an obvious reference to God.
3. Therefore, then, what could she possibly have meant when she said, "mother of my LORD"?
4. Since she was inspired by the Holy Spirit to utter these words, she must have meant what is most obvious. Is Jesus, God? Yes. Therefore, the words she uttered could also be translated, "mother of my GOD".
5. So, God explicitly teaches us, in His Word, that Mary is the Mother of God.

Is there any higher praise than that?

And finally, Scripture says: 
Matthew 6:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Thus, God wills that mankind PRAISE Mary. This is confirmed by Mary herself when she says,
"From now on all generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48)."

This of course is the RCC
The Pillar and Foundation of the Truth (1 Tim 3:15).

sola scriptura is not a tradition. It is scriptural, unlike your traditions
Show me from Scripture.

You are joking me right?
You don't know where that is in the bible and you claim the catholics did it. OH MY the blasphemy of it all.
I'll show you the scriptures...hope you don't mind if I copy it off another site, I don't feel like typing it all out, because there are so MANY
1) There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).

2) The Trinity consists of three Persons (Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). In Genesis 1:1, the Hebrew plural noun "Elohim" is used. In Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8, the plural pronoun for “us” is used. The word "Elohim" and the pronoun “us” are plural forms, definitely referring in the Hebrew language to more than two. While this is not an explicit argument for the Trinity, it does denote the aspect of plurality in God. The Hebrew word for "God," "Elohim," definitely allows for the Trinity.

In Isaiah 48:16 and 61:1, the Son is speaking while making reference to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Compare Isaiah 61:1 to Luke 4:14-19 to see that it is the Son speaking. Matthew 3:16-17 describes the event of Jesus' baptism. Seen in this passage is God the Holy Spirit descending on God the Son while God the Father proclaims His pleasure in the Son. Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 are examples of three distinct Persons in the Trinity.

3) The members of the Trinity are distinguished one from another in various passages. In the Old Testament, “LORD” is distinguished from “Lord” (Genesis 19:24; Hosea 1:4). The LORD has a Son (Psalm 2:7, 12; Proverbs 30:2-4). The Spirit is distinguished from the “LORD” (Numbers 27:18) and from “God” (Psalm 51:10-12). God the Son is distinguished from God the Father (Psalm 45:6-7; Hebrews 1:8-9). In the New Testament, Jesus speaks to the Father about sending a Helper, the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17). This shows that Jesus did not consider Himself to be the Father or the Holy Spirit. Consider also all the other times in the Gospels where Jesus speaks to the Father. Was He speaking to Himself? No. He spoke to another Person in the Trinity—the Father.

4) Each member of the Trinity is God. The Father is God (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2). The Son is God (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20). The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16).

5) There is subordination within the Trinity. Scripture shows that the Holy Spirit is subordinate to the Father and the Son, and the Son is subordinate to the Father. This is an internal relationship and does not deny the deity of any Person of the Trinity. This is simply an area which our finite minds cannot understand concerning the infinite God. Concerning the Son see Luke 22:42, John 5:36, John 20:21, and 1 John 4:14. Concerning the Holy Spirit see John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7, and especially John 16:13-14.

6) The individual members of the Trinity have different tasks. The Father is the ultimate source or cause of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11); divine revelation (Revelation 1:1); salvation (John 3:16-17); and Jesus' human works (John 5:17; 14:10). The Father initiates all of these things.

The Son is the agent through whom the Father does the following works: the creation and maintenance of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17); divine revelation (John 1:1, 16:12-15; Matthew 11:27; Revelation 1:1); and salvation (2 Corinthians 5:19; Matthew 1:21; John 4:42). The Father does all these things through the Son, who functions as His agent.

The Holy Spirit is the means by whom the Father does the following works: creation and maintenance of the universe (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalm 104:30); divine revelation (John 16:12-15; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Peter 1:21); salvation (John 3:6; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:2); and Jesus' works (Isaiah 61:1; Acts 10:38). Thus, the Father does all these things by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Anyone who studies the bible with discernment knows this is the trinity.
The ARROGANCE of the RCC to say they made this up frankly makes me ill.

I wish you would study scripture before you quote and say these things.
Really? All that to say nothing at all? I want you to show me the definition of the Holy Trinity in Scripture. The Church used all those Scriptures to come up with the definition. I don't see the words Holy Trinity, Three Divine Persons. The definition of the Holy Trinity goes like this. The Holy Trinity means that Three Divine Persons make One God.

Now, show it to me in Scripture. Because that website, got its information from the Catholic Church. It is the Church which defined the meaning of the Holy Trinity and has taught to all the world from that time.


De Maria

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

If you had studied, you would know that the Church put the Bible together

When Paul spoke of tradition in a positive sense, it always referred to the tradition they had already received from the apostles. There is not one indication from Scripture that new traditions should be followed or developed. Never.
So what apostle taught that the book of Hebrews was the inspired word of God?

Is Hebrews in the bible? Yes. Does God say all scripture is inspired? Yes
Isn't it you who quoted the verse which says, "study to show yourself approved"?

If you had studied, you would know that the Church put the Bible together in the 3rd century. So, answer the question, which Apostle said that Hebrews was inspired?

Always always...not trusting God.
We trust God. That is why we believe in His Church. The Church which selected and canonized the Bible which you claim to hold in high esteem.

But OP was talking about what Paul preached and traditions.
The OP is about Sola Scriptura. And the question is directly to the point. How do you know, by Sola Scriptura, who wrote the book of Hebrews? In almost every other epistle, St. Paul identifies himself in the beginning or in the end. But there is no indication whatsoever in the Book of Hebrews. So, how do YOU know who wrote it?

How do you know they had not already received Hebrews? How do you know Hebrews was not part of what Paul preached?
We know because it is a teaching of the Church. The question for you is, how does Sola Scriptura help you to determine whether your opinion is true or not?


De Maria

Monday, October 20, 2014

Therefore, obviously, some have not sinned


Scripture is clear, all have sinned except the Lord Jesus Christ, prayers is to our Father through Jesus Christ the only mediator.
That is not what Scripture says at all. Here is what Scripture says:

Romans 5:14

King James Version (KJV)

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Therefore, obviously, some have not sinned.


De Maria

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Believing in scriptures for doctrine is Catholic Teaching

Believing in scriptures for doctrine and testing all doctrine against scripture is not a man made tradition. It is Gods Word.

It is also a Catholic doctrine. Notice that you did not say, Scripture alone. If you insert the word "alone" after Scripture, then it becomes a false and man made doctrine. However, one of the tests of the truth of a doctrine is to compare it to Scripture. And that is what I'm about to do with your false doctrine of sola Scriptura. I'm going to compare it to the Scripture you provided below.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness(2 tim 3:16)

2 Timothy 2:15, KJV

Lets break this down. 

First, this says, All scripture not Scripture alone. Why? Because it is not true that Scripture alone is inspired by God. So is Tradition. So is the preaching of Holy men. Here's the proof:

2 Peter 1:21-22

King James Version (KJV)

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Holy men of God were inspired by the Holy Ghost. Therefore, it is not true that Scripture ALONE is inspired of God. Here's another:
John 20:22

King James Version (KJV)

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Jesus is God and He breathed upon these men. Therefore, they are God breathed, or inspired. Again disproving the Protestant doctrine that Scripture alone is God breathed.

So, what does it mean to say that "Scripture is God breathed"? It is a poetical and shorthand way of saying that God inspired men to preach and then to write the Word of God in Scripture. But the word "alone" is an addition to the word of God by fallible and unfaithful men who put themselves above the Word of God.

Lets continue. Does the verse say that Scripture alone is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction? No. The word alone is not found anywhere. And profitable does not mean "necessary". It simply means useful. Many things are profitable for the instruction of the man of God.

Acts 20:20
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

Many things which the Apostle Paul taught were profitable.

1 Timothy 4:8
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
All Godliness is profitable to man's soul.
Titus 3:8
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Good works are also profitable.

But here's the kicker. All Scripture is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. Who is doing the reproofing, correction and instruction? The Preacher or Teacher. Scripture does not preach itself. Scripture does not teach itself. Scripture does not correct those who misunderstand the Word of God written within its pages.

Scripture alone is a tradition of men.

Finally, all you really have to do is read 2 Tim 3:16 within the context it was written and you'll see that St. Paul was not writing about Scripture alone but about the passing on of the Faith by Tradition:

2 Tim 1:
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

2 Timothy 2

King James Version (KJV)

Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

2 Timothy 4

King James Version (KJV)

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

That's about passing down Tradition. Not about handing out books.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Show me where that says to study the Scripture alone. Because Scripture says that:
1. it is advisable to let the Church guide us through Scripture:
Acts 8:30-32

King James Version (KJV)

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

2. In addition, Scripture says we should study the faith of other men:
Hebrews 13:7

King James Version (KJV)

Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
So, show me where the verse you presented says anything about Scripture ALONE?

"And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."
Acts 17:10-11, KJV

Excellent! What is the difference between the Thessalonicans and the Bereans? Is it that the Thessalonicans did not receive the Scriptures? Or that they did not receive the Traditions of Christ?
The Thessalonicans were also Jews. They already had the Scriptures. They refused to believe the Traditions of Christ taught by the Church, represented by Sts. Paul and Silas. 

Acts 17

King James Version (KJV)

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

The Bereans were more noble because they accepted the Traditions taught by the Church and found them in the Scriptures. That is the Catholic doctrine of Tradition, Scripture and Magisterium!

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV

Absolutely true! That is how Luther was discovered. The Church applied the test of Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium upon his teachings and they were found wanting.

You are also wrong as we do not reject the body of Christ His church...we believe in the body of Christ, the true believers, as His church.
You reject the True Church and accept a false gathering of people who oppose the Word of God.

It is those who think they can change scripture and make up traditions that are nullifying Christ:
The Protestants, beginning with Luther, fit that description.

"The Pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. The Pope has authority and has often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." - Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap.
I have no idea who wrote that, but I guarantee you that it is not a teaching of the Church.

"...the church is above the Bible, and the transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact" Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.
I don't know who that is either. Here's the official teaching from the Church:
86 "Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but is its servant. It teaches only what has been handed on to it. At the divine command and with the help of the Holy Spirit, it listens to this devotedly, guards it with dedication and expounds it faithfully. All that it proposes for belief as being divinely revealed is drawn from this single deposit of faith."

"The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed...the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority." Canon and Tradition, p. 263
That's true. Christ gave the Church authority to bind and loose:
Matthew 16:18-19

King James Version (KJV)

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:18

King James Version (KJV)

18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, "DOES NOT derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. BOTH SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION MUST BE ACCEPTED AND HONORED WITH EQUAL SENTIMENTS OF DEVOTION AND REVERENCE. Catechism of Catholic Doctrine Page 31
Absolutely true! Here is what the Scripture says:
2 Thessalonians 2:14-16

King James Version (KJV)

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
....2 Thessalonians 3

King James Version (KJV)

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
That is pretty plain speaking. Hold the Traditions and stay away from those who don't.


De Maria