[quote="Trevor_Stamm, post:23, topic:261630"]
I think he's drawing the conclusion that since all doctrine and dogma are made sure they do not contradict or violate Sacred Scripture, that it holds authority over who is making doctrine or authoritative claims. IF this the conclusion, then it is nothing more than a straw man. Since the Magisterium never makes an authoritative claim that conflicts with Sacred Scripture, it does not mean that Sacred Scripture has authority over their claims. It is a simple position that what is being proclaimed, does not contradict what was taught in the early Church. This is a critical practice to preserve the Church from error, as she is spotless. This practice is not only employed with Sacred Scripture, but with all pasted councils that made infallible declarations.
The stronger defense is to ask, has the Church ever taught anything that contradicts Sacred Scripture? The answer is no. The onus is on the objector to prove otherwise.
The church teaches that Mary, who is to be called blessed, was ever a virgin. But in the Gospels she has 4 sons mentioned and the word "sisters" used talking about Jesus. Now i know that the word Brother can be used to mean cousin, but the word for sisters can only be translatted to mean sister. Holy Spirit does not confuse people. So lets look at why Mary has to be a eternal virgin. I don't find anything in Scripture that says if she was or was not that will add to my salvation.