Monday, June 8, 2015

Can someone who follows the Bible alone be a Catholic?

RB:If a person refused to follow the creed and teachings of Roman Catholicism, and followed only the Bible, would that person be allowed to become a member of the Roman Catholic denomination?

OG:  The answer should be "No", but very possibly they would slip through the cracks and be allowed in anyway. Why would this person want to be a Catholic anyway?
I agree.  Anyone who refused to follow the creeds and the teachings of the Catholic Church would not be following the Bible. Therefore that person could not be a Catholic.  The Bible does not teach the doctrine of the Bible alone.

In order to be a Catholic one must follow Scripture and Tradition according to the Teaching of the Church. This is what is taught in Scripture. The doctrine known as the Bible alone contradicts the Bible.

2 Thessalonians 2:15

King James Version (KJV)

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

Ephesians 3:10

King James Version (KJV)

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

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.

You can't separate the Church and the Word of God contained in Tradition. Scripture is part of Tradition. Jesus Christ did not write any Scripture. He deposited His Teachings with the Church. The Church passes down His Teachings in Tradition and Scripture.


De Maria

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