Dear Protestant brethren of mine, I am writing this to you to see how you explain the following verses from scripture. Please go one by one and explain each verse to me according to your Protestant understanding. I have posted the following verses in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible which is an accepted translation among both Catholics and Protestants. Thank you.
Matthew 16:18-19 18] And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.
19] I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
1 Timothy 3:15 15] if I am delayed, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 15] So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.
1 Peter 3:21 21] Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
John 20:23 23] If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
John 6:53-58; 66-67 53] So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
54] he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55] For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56] He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
57] As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.
58] This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."
66] After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.
67] Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”
1 Corinthians 11:27 27] Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.
James 5:14-15 14] Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
15] and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Colossians 1:24 24] Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
James 2:24 24] You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
So, let’s see how you handle these 10 scripture selections.