Justified by Faith Alone cf. James 2:24


#1623

I agree that the doctrine of the real presence is the true teaching, though I would point to the accounts of the institution as primary evidence and John 6 secondary


#1624

I don’t think anyone teaches that, though I too would find a teaching such as that as dangerous.
My point was not to create a discussion on baptism, but just to point out that generalizations about what Protestants believe are generally inaccurate, generally speaking.


#1625

I like this and while I believe that the RCC is the true Church and I pray for restored unity, I hope your statement is true.


#1626

Do you mean the gospel accounts of the last supper ?


#1627

Yes, and St Paul’s


#1628

Answer the question posed. What Protestant denomination does not believe in salvation by faith alone?

When did I say I’m saved…

So, you don’t believe you’re saved by faith alone?

Of course I can say that I am justified by grace alone through faith alone by the saving work of Christ alone. What I described in that paragraph is how it works in the Lutheran tradition that I was raised in.
Will I be saved? I pray so.
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Good answer. Now my question is, why aren’t you Catholic. Because the Reformation stands or falls on the doctrine of salvation by faith alone.


#1629

Define the term. You and I both believe in the doctrine of the real presence. We may describe it differently.
So, again, you have to be specific about the communion.

I do believe in the doctrine as I described it. That is what I was taught as a child growing up in a Lutheran Pastor’s home

Luther said the Church stands on the doctrine of justification. The answer I gave IS in Lutheran teaching the doctrine of justification by gracecalone through faith alone in the saving work of Christ alone.
But you’ve asked a different question: I’m not RC because of the teaching of universal jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome.


#1630

Maybe that will fall aside soon, as well.

God bless you on your journey.


#1631

Anything is possible in Him, but my sense is this isn’t some individual thing for me. I would look for a much broader movement in the area, particularly including the EO


#1632

Their Sacraments are valid. Therefore, I hope that this is true. But the one True Church is the Catholic Church.


#1633

As you should say


#1634

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