Hi angelusm and charlie,
Bible doesn’t say “Bible only”, it’s Mr. Luther’s invention.
Invention??? Interesting you believe that. Look at it this way.
Angelusm, lets say you right an auto-biography.Someone who is the same age as you had a way to witness your life and writes a biography on you. If I wanted to get the most accurate information of your life, I would go to your auto-biography not to the biography.
You are my boss amd you tell me to do a project and say to me “if you have any questions ask me.” In the midst of the project, I need a question answered and instead of going to you,
I go to a “seasoned” 25 year dedicated employee. Only to find out that I made a mistake in the project. Reason…either I misunderstood the employee or the employee gave me the wronf indstruction.
Angelusm, my biggest mistake was not listening to you in the first place and going to you for the answer to my question.
I believe Luther recognized that the bible is
God’s “auto-biography” and our heavenly Father’s instructions to follow Him and for all to seek His advice first.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
Paul’s Charge to Timothy
15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Jesus gave the keys to heaven and the right to bind and loose to
Peter who was the first pope.
From the following web page…
It is evident that Christ gave authority to the apostle Peter. “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). At issue is whether this authority was unique to Peter. Evidently it was not, for soon afterwards Jesus gave exactly the same authority to all the apostles, “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18). Hence Peter had an authority similar to the other apostles, and not an authority over them.
In normal conditions we have to confess our sins to a priest, In case of death it’s enough to confess the sins straight to God.
Angelusm, is it your belief God will not forgive a sinner if they confess only to Him under, as you said, “normal conditions”?
Is it your belief God will only forgive a sinner if they confess to Him as you said, “in case of death”?
catholics believe in a Sacred Tradition
from web page…
“But,” the Catholic apologist protests, “Sacred Tradition should not be confused with mere traditions of men.
Jesus condemned traditions if they were contrary to God’s commands, but He never condemned Sacred Tradition.”
He never commended Sacred Tradition either! Jesus often referred to the Scriptures as the Word of God,
but He never promoted tradition of any sort to an equal status of the written Word. If effect the Roman Catholic
magisterium is repeating the same error of the Pharisees; they have exalted certain doctrines and practices
which had their origin in the post-apostolic period, and pronounced them as authoritative and binding on all believers.
Catholics never believed that the bible is a complete encyclopedia for all times.
It would be a very thick book if it did. However, I believe what is contained in the bible is the raw truth right from our Heavenly Father.
the following gives info on the bible
The Bible is a unique book; it contains the mind of God, reveals our sinful condition, the way of salvation, the doom of the unrepentant and the happiness of believers. Its precepts and promises are true, guiding and comforting the faithful. Read it slowly, daily, prayerfully.
Know, believe and obey the Bible because it is the voice of the Lord to you.
Let us all agree on His truth