[quote="Marie5890, post:1, topic:304943"]
Do you take everything that comes out of the Magisterium as pure and unaulderated truth?
In my journey, I have come to take faith and reason hand in hand, but with that is the reality that we, as human beings, are subject to egos.
Do I take EVERYTHING that comes out thru the Magisterium as the ultimate truth? Honestly? No. ,,,,understanding and accepting human ego, esp male human ego, prevents that...
I just dont accept that human beings, pope or others down the chain of "command" are exempt from possibily being, well....plain old wrong.
Mormonism taught me that, we, human beings, and males with egos, are subject to being, wrong...
Putting on my RC hat, I think the best response would be to say "The LDS is not led or inspired by the Holy Spirit as it is Apostate. The Church is Spirit led, and male ego, though it exists, cannot make God a liar or unfaithful. If God did not want it as doctrine then it would not be."
I kind of agree with you though.... one of the reasons why I am not RC. I think the Church is Spirit led, but I do not define the Church as Rome or those in communion with Rome. Rather, I see the Church as those who seek to follow the will of God, submitting to the authority of Scripture and the Apostle's Creed. Know them by their faith, by their fruits,, and by their love.
I'm not RC though, whereas you are. I find this a bit confusing... why not just become EO or Anglo-Catholic?