Category Archives: catholic

Ecclesiology, Part 3. Responses to CofC Protests

CofC’ers, Your members ordinarily first object to the Catholic Church of Christ’s self-understanding of what Jesus’ spoken words mean by arguing from the written words of a different language—by divorcing the text from its creator or insisting that Jesus would … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology, Part 1. The Real Church of Christ Pre-Dates the Bible

Ministers and laypeople of the Protestant Church of Christ, can you not acknowledge that any “Bible-only” community cannot be the true Church of Christ? Can you not understand that the ontological priority of a sacred library of books must be … Continue reading

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Marian Comparative Religion Observation (CofC Original Sin Blunder)

Ever notice how Protestant sects (like the CofC) that argue against the Immaculate Conception (Mary conceived free from original sin) believe all [other?] people are immaculately conceived? Ever notice how “Bible-only” sects that believe Mary was a sinner can’t demonstrate from the “Bible … Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 7. Responses to Anticipated CofC Objections to Baptism for Infants

CofC people, There are obstacles members of the Protestant Church of Christ must hurdle for what I have shown you to take root—obstacles that are not anchored to the ancient Church, but rather, are merely theories that are relatively modern—some … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fatherhood, Part 2. Calling Priests “Father”

CofC-ers, The Protestant Church of Christ objects to the Catholic Church’s practice of calling her priests “fathers”. Your group bases its objection not on the full corpus of Scripture, but on a single, isolated verse: And call no man your … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fatherhood, Part 1. The Real Church of Christ Understands It!

Members of the Protestant Churches of Christ, Non-Catholic Christianity is like a shattered mirror; it reflects something that precedes it, and it might not reflect parts of the object at all. The image that is seen in the mirror is … Continue reading

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Apostasy and Restoration, Part 2. A Comparative Religious Reflection on the Word “Apostasy”

CofC people, Consider a sacramental reflection on the word “apostasy”, and how it relates to the full understanding of what “falling away” might mean—how it might reveal which Church, Catholic or “Protestant / Restored”, is more legitimate. The “falling away” … Continue reading

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