[quote=Steven87]I’ve recently been thinking that, what if catholicism isn’t the true faith, and how do you guys keep faith.
Are you talking about Catholic vs. Protestant, or Catholic vs. Islam or Hinduism??? As far as Christianity is concerned, consider the following:
A. Jesus Christ was GOD - correct?? Now, the incarnation of GOD in the manner portayed in Christianity is very unique. Hinduism has Gods becoming human all the time - only they do so to gamble, fornicate and party… Anyway, if the purpose of the incarnation of Jesus Christ was to start a religion of “The Book,” why didn’t he write it himself and spare us a significant amount of confusion?? Think about it. GOD himself on Earth and he doesn’t write a single word of inspired scripture.
B. To continue, if God intended for Christianity to be a religion of “The Book,” why didn’t he at least write the “prologue” and spell this out for us???
C. To continue further… If God intended for Christianity to absorb a book as the sole rule of faith, why didn’t he simply just say it???
D. To continue yet further… If God intended for Christianity to be based on Sola Scriptura, why then did he NOT commission his Apostles to write???
E. If that isn’t enough, why did only 3-5 of 12 Apostles write anything??? (the number varies depending on who you actually consider to be an Apostle)
F. If the Bible were to be the sole rule of faith, why did the Holy Spirit wait 350 years to officially Canonize scripture?? That is something that should have happened late first century if the Bible were to be the sole rule of faith.
(The above arguments are taken from Scott Hahn’s tape series, “Bible Alone?”)
Now, if you are talking Catholic vs. Protestant, the above argument should suffice. However, if not, just add to the above the COMPLETE REVERESALS recently on major topics of divorce, homosexuality, birth control and abortion that every Protestant denomination rejected for CENTURIES based on the Bible alone… They are all now accepted … so which Bible verses changed to permit this complete reversal???
Think about what Christ instituted - Mathew 16:15-19… The Church and the Papacy… Both of which still stand today, sometimes in spite of themselves!!! If your question is Catholic vs. Protestant, there is only one obvious answer… If it’s Catholic vs. “something else,” then there is still only one answer, but I can’t really comment on other faiths.