Sacred Tradition and the Development of the Old Testament Canon

In my last post I reviewed the development of the New Testament Canon of Scripture, and how the Catholic Church understands that process to be the work of Sacred Tradition.  For while the apostles left us many writings, they did not leave us a book we know today as the New Testament.  Some books that … Continue reading Sacred Tradition and the Development of the Old Testament Canon

Sacred Tradition and the Development of the New Testament Canon

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 St. Paul writes “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”  What is “all” Scripture?  At the time of his writing, St. Paul would have been referring to the … Continue reading Sacred Tradition and the Development of the New Testament Canon

Sacred Tradition and the Reliability of Oral Tradition

In his conversion story, Casey Chalk, a convert to Catholicism from a background of evangelical Christianity provides this perspective of sola-Scriptura and Sacred Tradition: “However, I would like to add a few of my own reflections on the inadequacy of sola scriptura.  First, Reformed and other Protestants will often argue that it is better to … Continue reading Sacred Tradition and the Reliability of Oral Tradition

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