Why don’t we go here and start a discussion on Scripture and Tradition and compare and contrast it.
posted by Ruzz
I once heard someone state that using clips from the bible, they could prove that aliens are coming to pick us all up in 50 years.
This is the problem with grabbing a verse or a few words to support any doctrine. It must be taken with full context.
I don’t think the RCC has made up anything from thin air. It can all be supported using bible pieces.
However there are many teachings that are hard to fully support biblically. This is where “TRADITION” fills the void.
I think we should possibly discuss this more generally?
You have a point. A point that Catholics do not deny. But then the doctrine of the Trinity is a classic example of implicit doctrine that has been explicitly defined.
You can’t say it is explicit, because we have JW’s and Oneness Pentecostals who disagree from Scripture that the Trinity is even implicit. So how do we know? From Tradition. How are Protestants any different in this, only the field has been narrowed as to what Tradition they wish to accept?