Friday, July 24, 2015

Protestants teach that they have no authority to bind anyone's conscience. Yet that's what they are always trying to do.

PB:No one is doing that more than your church, and most of us disagree with your Churchs interpretation of scripture.
There are many things wrong with your position.

First of all, your church teaches that you have no authority to bind anyone with your interpretation of Scripture. Yet, that is what you are doing here on this forum.

Second, again, your church teaches that you have no authority to impose upon anyone your interpretation of Scripture, therefore it doesn't matter that you disagree with our Church. You still have no authority to do so. Not from your Church and not from ours.

Third, Scripture says that the Church does have the authority to bind those who believe in Jesus:
Matthew 16:19

King James Version (KJV)

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 18:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

Hebrews 13:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

In declaring that the Church can't bind you, you are contradicting the Word of God in the Bible. Yeah, you guys love to ridicule Catholics by saying, "you check in your brains at the door." But you are ridiculing us for being obedient to the Word of God which says:
Proverbs 3:5

King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

2 Peter 1:15-22

King James Version (KJV)

19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
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.


De Maria

1 comment:

  1. Brilliantly debated and defended, De Maria!

    Excellent work, as always!

    God Bless


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