REMNANT E-EDITION   |   Are You Still Catholic?

Are You Still Catholic?


7 thoughts on “REMNANT E-EDITION   |   Are You Still Catholic?

  1. Mr. Siscoe states in his article under The Deposit of Faith:
    “The means by which the Deposit of Faith has been passed down to us is through the written word of God and the unwritten word of God, handed down orally by the Apostles. The written word of God – the Holy Bible – exhorts us to hold fast to both the written and unwritten Traditions we have received – “therefore, brethren, hold fast to the traditions which you have received, whether by word or by epistle” (2 Thess. 2:14). Holding fast to both the written and unwritten Traditions is necessary to preserve the integrity of the Gospel.

    “Of the dogmas and messages preserved in the Church” writes Basil the Great in A.D. 375 “some we possess from written teaching and others we receive from the Tradition of the Apostles, handed on to us in mystery. In respect to piety, both are of the same force. No one will contradict any of these, no one, at any rate, who is even moderately versed in matters ecclesiastical. Indeed, were we to try to reject unwritten customs as having no great authority, we would unwittingly injure the Gospel in its vitals…” (Basil the Great – The Holy Spirit 27:66).”

    Concerning the above, Dave Armstrong, in his article “Ten Deficiencies of Sola Scriptura as a Rule of Faith,” in the May-June 2012 edition of Catholic Answers Magazine states:
    “10. God uses fallible men to sustain an infallible Church, just as he did with the Bible. Protestants believe that God could produce an infallible Bible by means of fallible, sinful men–Moses, David, Matthew, Peter, and Paul to name a few; that it could be confirmed in its parameters by fallible, sinful men; translated by fallible, sinful men; and preserved by fallible, sinful men for 1,500 years before Protestantism was born (of fallible, sinful men, it might be added).
    We agree, and contend that God can and does likewise create and sustain the infallible Church and Tradition to which this same Bible repeatedly refers. This is not any less plausible and indeed is biblically required.”


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