Sacred Tradition – An Overview

The well known Protestant and Reformed pastor R. C. Sproul had this to say about a Protestant understanding of sola-Scriptura: “For the classic Protestant, though the individual believer has the right to the private interpretation of Scripture, he is capable of misinterpreting the Bible.  But while he has the ability to misinterpret Scripture, he does not have … Continue reading Sacred Tradition – An Overview

Apostolic Succession and Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy

In my last post I reviewed St. Paul’s first letter to Timothy, and how we see in that letter Paul is giving Timothy a mission -- to ensure correct doctrine is known, to teach, to instruct, to command certain behavior from his flock, to correct flawed doctrine and to make sure qualified leaders are appointed … Continue reading Apostolic Succession and Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy

Biblical Authority — What the Bible Teaches About Church Organization

There is a common view that the Catholic Church is steeped in an organizational, institutional hierarchy of great depth.  That view can even be found among Catholics.  But is it true?  As one who has spent my career in the corporate world, I am amazed when I consider how “flat” the structure of the Church … Continue reading Biblical Authority — What the Bible Teaches About Church Organization