[quote=coralewisjr]Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk before he left the Church. He suffered from scruples and had a devotion to Mary. Then he invented Sola Scriptura (Bible alone, no Tradition) and arrogantly took some books out of the Bible that he didn’t agree with. He also invented consubstantiation, which puts weird meanings on Jesus Christ’s words “This is my body…this is my blood”…calls them symbolic instead of acknowledging that God meant exactly what He said.
Have you heard of sola fide? That means faith alone. Catholics believe in faith AND works. We don’t believe that our salvation is assured; we know that Jesus suffered and died for our sins and we show our love for Him by serving other people (feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, spreading the Good News, etc.)
We profess these two creeds:
I believe in God the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Catholic Church; the Communion of Saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and life everlasting. Amen.
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will heave no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Welcome to the Catholic Church! You’re in for a great adventure.
my Mother my Confidence,
Okee-dokee… The reason for my statement was to show that the original premise of the argument had a small flaw.
Have I heard of Sola Fide?
I am guessing that quite a few people on this board laughed when they read that question about me…. I might suggest you do a search on some of my posts in that area.