In any discussion of scripture, in a protestant forum, one tests scripture against scripture. Not to pit one verse against another, but to discover where someone has misinterpreted scripture.
People make claims, and counterclaims, and so on.
Scripture is the standard, but interpretations are always tested.
From your perspective, you will test any agaist any, for you are an individualist. For me, I trust that if I look carefully, the traditions of the Catholic Church will make the understanding of scripture clearer.
Can there be man made traditions in the Latin Rite CC?
Yes, they are called disciplines and traditions. These change, and are subject to the bible. Sometimes they need to be corrected because of abuse.
Sacred Tradition, however, is not that way. Sacred Tradition and the Bible must always agree.
Having said that, you will no doubt still desire to test Tradition against scripture, and most who are really learning about the faith will do some comparitive testing as well.
All sources must agree or the correct understanding has not been reached, and ignorance is clearly indicated. There are differences, for not all of tradition is in ink, it is life as well. (Others who have time will explain this better than I – am am out of commision for about a week).
We do not unilaterally reject one over the other any more than reject one scripture over another.
Can one prove Calvinism vs. Arminianism from the bible such that everyone will agree?
Don’t expect to do much better with the CC if you approach it the same way, by cut and paste bible slinging. It takes research and patience to understand what has really been said – and public misinformation makes the task much harder.
were talking about the same book, but we use a different ‘lanuguage’.
God bless, and I hope your conversation is fruitful.