Adding to the Word of God


#1

Here are a few “unbiblical words, doctrines, and practices” Protestants add “to their repertoire.”

  1. ‘age of accountability’

  2. ’ total depravity of man’

  3. ‘ask Jesus into your heart’ ( can you recall Paul emphasizing this concept?)

  4. the ‘Rapture’ ( from a prophetic revelation in Scotland in the nineteenth century’)
    5)’ clothed in the righteousness of Christ’ ( a phrase never found in the New Testament, cf. Rev 19:8)

  5. ’ invisible Church’

  6. emphasis on a ‘personal relationship with Christ’

  7. ’ accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior’

  8. ’ enthroning the Bible in your heart’ ( Halley’s Bible Handbook)

  9. limited atonement

  10. ‘alter call’
    12 ’ Faith alone’

  11. ‘Sola Scriptura’

  12. “baptism and the Eucharist as mere symbols.”

    ( Crossing the Tiber, by Steve Ray, pg. 43)

#2

Ok what the heck does #9 mean?
Ok how can they have an altar call when they don’t have an altar in their church?


#3

No. 9 strikes me as a form of Bible-idolatry, where honor reserved for God is given to a book, though inspired.

Gerry :slight_smile:


#4

[quote=Sirach14]Here are a few “unbiblical words, doctrines, and practices” Protestants add “to their repertoire.”

  1. ‘age of accountability’
  2. ’ total depravity of man’
  3. ‘ask Jesus into your heart’ ( can you recall Paul emphasizing this concept?)
  4. the ‘Rapture’ ( from a prophetic revelation in Scotland in the nineteenth century’)
    5)’ clothed in the righteousness of Christ’ ( a phrase never found in the New Testament, cf. Rev 19:8)
  5. ’ invisible Church’
  6. emphasis on a ‘personal relationship with Christ’
  7. ’ accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior’
  8. ’ enthroning the Bible in your heart’ ( Halley’s Bible Handbook)
  9. limited atonement
  10. ‘alter call’
    12 ’ Faith alone’
  11. ‘Sola Scriptura’
  12. “baptism and the Eucharist as mere symbols.”

( Crossing the Tiber, by Steve Ray, pg. 43)
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Wow…nothing like throwing every single disputed idea between Roman Catholics and Protestants into one post and then not backing up any of them.

Offensive.

~mango~


#5

how would you suggest someone ‘back up’ an idea not found in scripture? list all the scriptures, showing that they’re not IN any of them?


#6

[quote=jeffreedy789]how would you suggest someone ‘back up’ an idea not found in scripture? list all the scriptures, showing that they’re not IN any of them?
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Simple. Don’t do it. :smiley:

Actually, what I mean, the topics should be addressed individually…not lumped together and taken as absolute truth when they are not.

~mango~


#7

[quote=mango_2003]Simple. Don’t do it. :smiley:

Actually, what I mean, the topics should be addressed individually…not lumped together and taken as absolute truth when they are not.

~mango~
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I thought the point of the OP was that they are not absolute truth :confused:


#8

[quote=Maccabees]Ok what the heck does #9 mean?
Ok how can they have an altar call when they don’t have an altar in their church?
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Maccabees:
I believe it means keeping the word of God in your heart.
You brought up a good point about the altar. Catholics have an altar that we use for the “Once for all Sacrifice”, something Protestants don’t believe in; yet they use the term “altar”.
I listed the terms by number, Steve Ray has them together in paragraph form.


#9

[quote=mango_2003]Wow…nothing like throwing every single disputed idea between Roman Catholics and Protestants into one post and then not backing up any of them.

Offensive.

~mango~
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We can back them up with Scripture. When a Prot asks you " if you have taken Jesus as your personal Savior", ask him/her to show you that phrase in Scripture.
You can find Scripture that sounds familiar , but it isn’t the same thing.


#10

When a Protestant believes that the Catholic Church has added to Scripture, they should be honest with themselves and say: "So do we."
It all goes back to “Sola Scriptura”


#11

[quote=Sirach14]Maccabees:
I believe it means keeping the word of God in your heart.
You brought up a good point about the altar. Catholics have an altar that we use for the “Once for all Sacrifice”, something Protestants don’t believe in; yet they use the term “altar”.
I listed the terms by number, Steve Ray has them together in paragraph form.
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Anglicans/Episcopalians; Lutherans, and Methodists have “altars” in their churches. Can the really be called that, most of them don’t believe in the sacrafice. Peace out!


#12

Hey…don’t forget the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s Prayer!

Most think we took it out but don’t even know it’s from the Didache, a non cononical NT book. My question is …how then did it come to be in the KJV of the Bible…the one they all say is the accurate one?


#13

[quote=Church Militant]Hey…don’t forget the addition of the doxology to the Lord’s Prayer!

Most think we took it out but don’t even know it’s from the Didache, a non cononical NT book. My question is …how then did it come to be in the KJV of the Bible…the one they all say is the accurate one?
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You obviously don’t know Protestantism. Very few denominations are KJV-onlyist. Most use NIV or NASB, or some other version. Many many many Protestants use the RSV, a version that was approved by the Vatican (at least the version I have…RSV w/ Aprocrypha appendix).

~mango~


#14

[quote=Luke1:48]Anglicans/Episcopalians; Lutherans, and Methodists have “altars” in their churches. Can the really be called that, most of them don’t believe in the sacrafice. Peace out!
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The only prot denomination that believes in sacrifice of the mass are Anglicans all other denoms reject the idea of sacrifice of the mass.
And all that practice the altar call have no altar since they don’t believe in the sacrafice of the mass. Anglicans don’t practice this more recent protestant innovation.


#15

[quote=mango_2003]Wow…nothing like throwing every single disputed idea between Roman Catholics and Protestants into one post and then not backing up any of them.

Offensive.

~mango~
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Actually, he makes a very valid point. Since our Protestant brethren often accuse Catholics of adding “man-made” traditions to God’s word, Protestants should now try to justify the very things they seem to condemn, as the list of unscriptural Protestant practices and teachings in the original post shows.

Gerry :slight_smile:


#16

‘You obviously don’t know Protestantism.’

it’s been mentioned, time and again, on this forum, that it’s not possible to say what ‘protestants believe’, as there are so many disparate views between various denoms, churches, and even members. so it’s argumentative to say ‘you don’t know protestantism’.

the point of the post, as has been mentioned, is that we can see better when removing specks if we’ve taken out our logs first.


#17

‘You obviously don’t know Protestantism.’

it’s been mentioned, time and again, on this forum, that it’s not possible to say what ‘protestants believe’, as there are so many disparate views between various denoms, churches, and even members. so it’s argumentative to say ‘you don’t know protestantism’.

the point of the post, as has been mentioned, is that we can see better when removing specks if we’ve taken out our logs first.

I agree with you, Jeffreedy.

Mango, it is really hard to pinpoint protestant-made doctrines since you all have different and opposing views. Who among you is really guided by the Holy Spirit?

Pio


#18

[quote=RobedWithLight]No. 9 strikes me as a form of Bible-idolatry, where honor reserved for God is given to a book, though inspired.

Gerry :slight_smile:
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Its officially termed “Bibliolatry”. In essence, it makes the bible the 4th person of the Trinity (Quadrinity?)


#19

[quote=jeffreedy789]‘You obviously don’t know Protestantism.’

it’s been mentioned, time and again, on this forum, that it’s not possible to say what ‘protestants believe’, as there are so many disparate views between various denoms, churches, and even members. so it’s argumentative to say ‘you don’t know protestantism’.

This may be true, therefore, IMHO, such blanket statements should be avoided.

~mango~

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#20

The important point to make is that the Catholics DID NOT ADD to the Bible, the Protestants SUBTRACTED from the Bible.

Also, Martin Luther ADDED words to the Bible that were not there. When he was confronted with this sin of adding to the Bible he replied: “Bacause Dr. Martin Luther will have it so!” This man was one ego-maniac with delusions of popehood.

Anyway, the version of the Old Testament used by Jesus, the Apostles, and the Church since the first century is the version of the Old Testament in the Catholic Bible.

I always say, “If it was good enough for Jesus, it is good enough for me!” God Bless,
Bro. Ignatius :blessyou:


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