Category Archives: churches of christ

Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 9. Perfecting of the Saints

CofC-ers, As already presented in previous posts, 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is a favored passage that proponents of “Bible-only” Christianity present as proof-text support for their Rule of Faith; and as such, the passage becomes instrumental for establishing the vehicle for … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 8. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

CofC Christians, As a proof for sola Scriptura or “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ refers to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, which reads: All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 7. Acts 17:11

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, As a proof for “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ presents the Bereans from Acts 17:11 as an example of proper Christians who ranked Sacred Scripture over the Church’s oral teachings. The … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 6. Tradition

CofC Christians, As a proof for “Bible-only” Christianity, the Protestant Church of Christ refers to New Testament passages that include any negative portrayal of “tradition” in order to suggest an “either / or” (Scripture / Tradition) dichotomy of authority. The … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 5. 1 Corinthians 4:6

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, The Protestant Church of Christ argues that St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians supports sola Scriptura or “Bible-only” Christianity. The utilized passage reads: I have applied all this to myself and Apol’los … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura vs. Scriptura, Part 4. Proof-Text Arguments for “Bible-Only” Christianity

CofC Christians, As a Catholic Christian, I am aware that the Christian Church pre-dates the Bible, that the Apostles preached the gospel prior to any New Testament autographs, and that Jesus perpetuated His message into all generations by establishing a … Continue reading

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When Did the Church Begin?

One force that pushed my conversion towards Catholicism from non-Catholic, Stone-Campbellite Christianity was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s theology, who is already our former pope. Of course, such interest antagonized my low-church Fundamentalist sensibilities. Though he haunted me, I enjoyed every moment, … Continue reading

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