FYI: The title is not meant to be harsh. Protestant Christians rejoice in Jesus Christ, our one savior and Lord, and have many things in common with the Catholic Church.
There are several approaches that demonstrate the errors of Protestantism.
But in all these years of studying doctrine and apologetics, I believe I have found a unique approach (for me, at least).
The cornerstone of Protestant (as opposed to Catholic) doctrine is sola scriptura, the belief that the Bible is the chief – or only – source of Christian truth and authority. Well, critical – essential – to this belief is the CANON of the Bible. If one will believe that the Bible is the sole rule of faith, then that person must know what the Bible is.
**And here is the KEY: **It is historically demonstrable that the Protestant canon of 66 books is wrong. Any honest look into Christian history will show that the Reformers’ personal determination to reject the Deuterocanonical books is groundless. The Orthodox Church accepts these as scripture; the Catholic Church does so; and the early Christian community did as well.
The subject of Protestant vs. Catholic canon has often been treated as just another topic for apologetics. But to me, it seems like the chief way to approach Protestantism.
If the Protestant canon is wrong, then sola scripture rests on very faulty ground indeed.
What do you think?