My brother in law and I are having a little disagreement about
authority. It boils down to the fact that he denies that Christ
founded a visible church and gave it His authority.
Now can any one of you great Catholic apologists out there tell me why he highlighted these sections of Scripture. I’m not sure the message he’s trying to send. Can anyone tell me what it is he’s focusing on so that I can better answer. Obviously he thinks that they are ‘proof texts’ for something. I’m just not sure what.
Thanks. Here they are:
Phil 3:8-14 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before
14 I** press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.**
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and
hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.(KJV)
Phil 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.