[quote=geno75]OK, the Vatican sez that they canonized what books are in the New Testament in the 4th century…
“They” did? The Vatican didn’t exist at the time
[quote=geno75]So why couldn’t the Pope(s) at that time whip up some document, ANYTHING that had the word “eucharist” in it and include that in the New Testament. I mean anything, a short epistle or teaching on early church doctrine on the “eucharist”. .
Doctrine is not “whipped up”. Doctrine is protected and passed down, not created.
[quote=geno75]Come on now, even if there was nothing written about the “eucharist” and it was all oral teaching at the time of canonizing the NT, those in charge preached, teached, and practiced that sacred tradition according to the vatican. So something could of been added. By the recently found doctrine the Didache, it clearly states that the practice of the “eucharist” was in full swing with such detail on the sacrament…
How could “those in charge” do all of those things according to “the vatican”, when the Vatican didn’t exist?.
[quote=geno75]Come on now, we all know the Holy Spirit will not confuse those that accept the gift of the Spirit and have total faith in the Spirit. So how can those who were responsible for canonizing the N.T. not know that what books were to be presented could of shed doubt to catholics who took it upon themselves to line up scripture with what the church teaches. Oops, wait, can’t do that, church magesterium. The ol’ catch “22”…
Christ founded a Church and gave it authority. The authority comes from Christ, not from man. The claim to authority is not circular (as sola scriptura is), but linear. Also, I read the Scripture everyday and it simply reinforces my appreciation for the Church, not “shed doubt”. So what are you talking about?
[quote=geno75]Even after the fact, this problem was never corrected. As much as the vatican writes or changes doctrine, they just couldn’t get “The Word of God” in peoples hands like they would of liked to..
You don’t make a lot of sense. Is English your second language?
[quote=geno75]I’m not buying it.
Because you don’t get it.