I know this has been hashed over again and again. But, as you guys know, I am having a few problems with my girlfriend.
I was trying to show her how Catholic doctrine has never changed.
She went out and bought “Christianity Through the Centuries”, citing it a few times.
Of course, that got into Church Authority and all that. But she refuses to accept doctrine has not changed. I used the example of having to clairfy and explain things because the people didn’t understand…that doesn’t mean change. But she didn’t want to hear that.But she said “obviously all of them didn’t if it had to be clarified”
One she had a problem with was “the roman church didn’t accept transupstantiation officially until the council of trent, it wasn’t even officially defined until then”
“831, paschasius radbertus began to teach the miracle of the mass…that guy started the idea of transubstantiaion”
So I quoted Ignatius to her…“Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God. . . . They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, raised up again. They who deny the gift of God are perishing in their disputes” (Letter to the Smyrnaeans 6:2–7:1 [A.D. 110])
(One thing I wanted to say but didnt think of at the time…since this guy believed it…doesn’t that mean in 831 that guy couldn’t of “invented” the idea?)
But she came back with “Ever play the telephone game?”
I knew what she meant. Tell one person one thing, but the time the 10th person hears it, it is completely different.