Roland, I am afriad that I must dissagree with you strenuously on this matter. --boppysbud
When preachers call the Bible “god”.
You need to re-read a previous post about this. Even Catholic priests very often say “God says…” and then proceed to quote Sacred Tradition which arises out of the Magisterium. Is Catholicism flawed because of this spoken abreviation?
When people are so legalistic in their interpretations of the Bible that anything not directly ordered to be done in the Bible becomes strictly forbidden.
I have found offshoots of maintream Catholicism that do this exact same thing with their writings – does this mean Catholicism is flawed? I have seen posts of trad Catholics doing same thing with the Magisterium writings? – does this mean the Magisterium is flawed? Do you really desire to leave a logical opening for the both the Magisterium and P/S Scriptura to be idolatrous - due to your argumentation?
When people say that the Bible was dictated by God, instead of inspired by God.
The Magisterium makes a similar claim, the Magisterium’s Sacred Tradition comes directly from Jesus – so does that indicate the Magisterium is likewise idolatrous? Do you really desire to allow the camel into the tent and both the Magisterium and P/S Scriptura “fall” due to a few bad apples?
When people say that the Bible is more important than God himself.
I have read posts of fellow Catholics calling the wisdom and actions of HF-PJPII himself - if HF-PJPII is the Vicar of Christ, and someone believes Their Word is more important than the Word from the Vicar of Christ – is Catholicism and P/S Scriptura to blame?
Those people are transforming a book about God into God himself, and in my eyes that is idolatry directed at the Bible.
So, you use the examples of NON-adherents of real trueblue Prima / Sola Scripturists and condemn us? By your very logic,
all of Catholicism has fallen and is idolatrous because of the few bad examples – as found and described by your own Faithful.
In short, if we in all four Groups accept the logic of allowing NON-adherents and our enemy [Satan who accuses us and our practices day and night] to define each and every Group according to the imperfectness and human error-ness of faithful adherents, than all of Christendom is fallen and idolatrous, Protestants are fallen, Catholics are fallen, Orthodox are fallen, non-align are fallen because of a very few. Are you sure you desire to leave that door of argumentation open?