Category Archives: canon

The Protestant “War on Hanukkah” Proves Catholicism More Plausible

Church of Christ readers, This post’s title is a nod to America’s “culture wars” (which seem to become more of an outrageous outrage this time of year), not to any sort of malice. Protestantism’s inattention to the Bible’s input about … Continue reading

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Scott J. Shifferd: A “Straw Man” Meltdown

Scott J. Shifferd (Scott Shifferd Jr.) is a Protestant Church of Christ preacher at Dean Road Church of Christ. He introduced himself to me a few years ago online. I once tolerated irrational comments from CofC-ers on a previous humor … Continue reading

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The CofC’s Self-Invalidating Approach to Religion and its Dependence on a Pre-Christianized Catholic Culture

CofC readers, Catholics admit that Jesus established an authoritative Church, that the Church wrote and compiled the New Testament writings, that she added them to the Old Testament, and then called the entire library of Sacred Scripture the Bible. Catholics … Continue reading

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A Question Comfortable Restorationists Never Ask

My first Bible study was in the living room of a friend’s father — a Protestant Church of Christ elder. I was a completely “unchurched” teenager raised in a home with little to no Christian understanding, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Theo-Logical Comparative Religion Thought of the Day

Protestant Church of Christ readers, Your initial principle of sola Scriptura — your entire approach to religion — correlates to your group’s initial presence in history. A group (the Catholic Church of Christ) that existed before the Bible’s formation does not begin … Continue reading

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Protestant Church of Christ Arguments for New Testament Canonical Certitude, and Its Reliance on Catholic Inspiration and Authority

CofC readers, When pressed on matters of Bible origins and the Protestant Church of Christ’s only purported available source of revelation (the “Bible only”), your group must avoid the history of the Bible’s formation; your group’s self-perceived legitimacy would be … Continue reading

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Protestant Church of Christ Preacher and Radio Talk Show Host: “The Catholics Did Not Give Us the Bible. God Did!”

Local Protestant Church of Christ (CofC) preacher / Radio talk show host Chris Peltz (who is affiliated with one of the Internet’s most embarrassing apologetics websites: biblequestions.org) recently told his radio audience, “The Catholics did not give us the Bible. God did!” … Continue reading

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