Perhaps your failure to understand what Protestants believe Christ really taught is why you think so poorly of Protestants. Perhaps you simply didn’t grasp this even as a Protestant.
Oh, and it really doesn’t matter how long anyone here was a Roman Catholic – we’re not currently discussing a Roman Catholic belief, are we?
b) Your continual ad hominems are transparent and destroy your credibility, something you may wish to consider.
Your words speak for themselves, as do your actions. Mine do as well, and I have apologized for my over-zealous behavior in recent days toward you. If you’re unwilling to accept that, that’s up to you.
As for ad hominem attacks – would you care to cite one? I asked (sincerely and genuinely) what your purpose is here, because I really do want to know the answer (so I can determine if future discussion is worthwhile). It wasn’t an attack on you, and I’m sorry if it appeared that way.
c) The purpose of my threads are laid out in the OPs. The purpose of this one, as stated, was to give you and Pwrfltr and the other Protestant derailers a place to discuss something you claimed to be important to discuss, which was OT and derailing the “Scirpture Interpreting Scripture Test” thread.
Unless you’re intentionally not wishing to see it, I think it should be plainly obvious that there was no intentional derailing going on. To accuse us of something that we have pretty clearly stated was not the case is not at all charitable.
Now, would you please answer my question? What is it you hope to accomplish by your desired resolution of these threads (presumably, the conclusion that scripture, by itself, can be misinterpreted and that some Protestants do believe that scripture interprets itself)? What’s the goal? It seems to me that you don’t really care about my spiritual growth, or that of the other Protestants on this forum. If you’re not here to help genuinely-seeking people grow closer to God, then why are you here?
But please feel free to argue the validity of “Scripture Interprets Scripture” in this thread.
As usual, you’ve engaged precisely zero of the evidence provided; and, as usual, you seem completely disinterested in staying on-topic.
All right – a simple logical disproof of your position…
- Roman Catholics insist that Protestants don’t agree on anything.
- You’ve cited positions by some Protestant groups which espouse a position.
- Therefore, there must be several Protestant groups who disagree with that position.
Conclusion: Not all Protestants believe that scripture interprets itself.
- I have clearly stated to you that I don’t espouse your claimed position.
- I haven’t seen a single Protestant here who has agreed with it.
Conclusion: Protestants on this forum do not believe scripture interprets itself.
- Protestants on this forum do not believe scripture interprets itself.
- You insist on saying that we do.
- If you cared about our spiritual growth, you would at least consider what we have to say for our own beliefs.
Conclusion: You are not here for the purpose of trying to show us the truth.
You seem to be ignoring logic and reason, and for that reason, this will be the last post of mine in this thread. To clear things up…
I, as a Protestant, do not believe in sola scriptura.
Make whatever claim you wish as to my motives, but I’d say the fact that you’ve repeatedly refused to take up my suggested line of questioning (that is, finding out what Protestants on this forum believe, and then debating those issues with us) says your motives are the ones in question. But let the reader decide which he or she thinks is more probable.
You may want to refer to Forum Rules, which you break when you engage in such petty and transparent derailment efforts.
There are no derailment efforts to speak of, and thus, no violation of forum rules in that regard.