Month: February 2011

Roman Catholicism and the Bible – Sola Scriptura vs. Sola Ecclesia, part 3 of 3

We are now on part 3) of considering the following Roman Catholic claims: 1) The Roman Catholic Church has the authority to infallibly interpret scripture. 2) Sola scriptura was an invention of the Reformation. 3) Sola scriptura is not found in scripture. 3) Was sola scriptura an invention of the Reformation? Almost one and a …

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Roman Catholicism and the Bible – Sola Scriptura vs. Sola Ecclesia, part 2 of 3

We are now on part 2) of considering the following Roman Catholic claims: 1) The Roman Catholic Church has the authority to infallibly interpret scripture. 2) Sola scriptura was an invention of the Reformation. 3) Sola scriptura is not found in scripture. 2) Let us now consider what the scripture, even the New Testament alone, …

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Ernest Holmes—Religious Science / Science of Mind: the facade and the reality

A parsed essay on Religious Science, which is Ernest Holmes’ Science of Mind, gave rise to a very interesting discussion wherein something typical of such religious groups came through very clearly. The essay consists of the following segments: Part 1: Introduction and Ernest the Infallible Part 2: Power of the Mind Part 3: Religious Science …

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Roman Catholicism and the Bible – Sola Scriptura vs. Sola Ecclesia, part 1 of 3

A point of contention between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism is whether the text of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), or the text of the Bible, tradition and the ruling of the councils and declarations of the Popes (sola ecclesia), are the sole infallible rule of faith. Roman Catholicism, in part, explains it this way in …

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Roman Catholicism : What Events Led to the Protestant Reformation?

This is a very succinct consideration of mere aspects of the Protestant Reformation: Translated New Testament into German (the language of the common people) Printing press The Protestant Reformation, at least the Augustinian monk Martin Luther (1483-1546) aspect of it, was based on a disputation regarding indulgences. This lead to disputations about the religious system …

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