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Are Catholic beliefs and practices Biblical?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The issue concerning any church and its practices should be 'Is this Biblical?' If a teaching is Biblical (taken in context), it should be embraced. If it is not, it should be rejected. God is more...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Shomer
In my humble opinion No, the mythical qualities are fanciful and heretical
that's the basic problem then doctrines and theatrical traditions are not Biblical. You add precepts that do not appear in scripture, with no corroborating evidence to support it, but force for those who may disagree.
Or in some cases for the crime of translating from the Latin or having a Bible was enough for death,
God gave the Jew "Torah" before any man centered church tradition began.

September 20 2013 3 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
Obviously NOT all beliefs and practices of the Church is Biblical, and with a simple obvious reason - the Church existed four centuries before the books of the Bible were formally listed. She already had traditions which came from Christ, even before the books of the New Testament were written.

The Church protects the sources of divine revelation - Oral and Written traditions. The Bible falls under Written tradition - the Bible is Church-based. The Church is not Bible-based. The Bible came from the Church, not the other way around.

September 20 2013 12 responses Vote Up Share Report


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