3rd Unanswered Challenge for the Modern Christian Theologies:


Is Catholic Theology Apostolic?
Name one doctrine that isn't.

This last challenge is in two parts:

3a. Find one doctrine "Christ's early Church believed" that His Church today "no longer" does.

STATUS: UNANSWERED
(And contrast this with THE ORIGINS AND AUTHORS OF THE MODERN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES exemplifying the on going and ever evolving departure from the historical and Biblical teachings of the Apostles and the early Church. That is why the modern Christian theologies are not Apostolic, because "distinctively" Protestant doctrines do not predate the middle ages, therefore it is impossible for these ideas to have been taught by the Apostles to the early Church.) 20,000+ Protestant theologies can't all be right or the One Faith the Holy Bible speaks of:
"There is One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God." (Eph 4:5-6)

3b. The Catholic faith has "Never" countermanded or reversed any of its doctrines. Find one it has.

STATUS: UNANSWERED
(And contrast this challenge with the "constantly changing" 1000's & 1000's of modern Christian denominations (and Non-denominations) who change their doctrines at will as illustrated in
THE ORIGINS AND AUTHORS OF THE MODERN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES link. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/dates.html



Definition of Doctrine:
A theological doctrine deals with faith or morals. It is not what one wears or the language one speaks or customs of a particular country or people etc. It deals with faith or morals. I.e. Baptism, Faith, the Trinity, the Eucharist, Abortion, Divorce, Sin, Salvation etc.

{Note: if the above challenge can be answered, please email the answer. And forward this site to your Pastor so he might try and answer it. Remember a theological doctrine deals with faith or morals.}


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"Click Here" for the very words of our Apostolic Fathers; the "students of the Apostles" on the following Catholic doctrines that your pastor has taught you are "Unbiblical" Many doctrines of which your own Protestant reformers embraced.

(Here is a link to the Protestant Website at Calvin College if you wish to validate the following quotes by our Apostolic and Post Apostolic Fathers)

(I just want to believe as the Apostles taught the early Church, no matter where it leads me, I assume all Christians do).

Again, "Click Here" to read about:
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Mortal Sin and the Ability to lose one's Salvation,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Baptizing Babies,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Real Presence Of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist,

What "Catholic" means & how from the 1st century the Church was called Catholic.
For example, St. Ignatius of Antioch, student of St John the Apostle wrote in 110 AD:
"Wherever the Bishop appears, let the people be there; just as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church" (Letter to the Smyrneans 8:2 [A.D. 110]).

Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The evil in Abortion,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Existence of Purgatory in Scripture
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Antichrist,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Peter the Rock on which the Church was founded,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Apostolic Succession in the Church,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Praying to the Saints,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on the role of Apostolic Tradition in the Word of God,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Salvation of Non-Catholics,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Sacrifice of the Mass,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Necessity of Baptism,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Astrology,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on the evil of Birth Control,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Authority of the Pope in the Church,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Baptismal Grace and what it does,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Bishops, Priests, Deacons in Scripture,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Born Again in Baptism,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Confession and Confirmation,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Mary: "Full of Grace",
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Creation and Genesis,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Creation Out of Nothing,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on the Divinity of Christ,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture against Divorce & Remarriage,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Do Miracles Still Happen?,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Does God Have a Body?
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on the Eternal Sonship of Christ,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Filioque,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on God in Three Persons,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Hell,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture against Homosexuality,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Mary: Ever Virgin Mary,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Merit and Reward,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Old Testament Canon,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on One God or Many?,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Peter's Successors,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Peter in Rome,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on the Primacy of Peter,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Private Revelation,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture against Reincarnation,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Resurrection of the Body,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Sabbath or Sunday?
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on The Trinity,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture on Trinitarian Baptism,
Our Apostolic Fathers teaching Scripture against Women in the Priesthood

16 SOBERING BIBLICAL QUESTIONS
FOR THE DEVOUT CHRISTIAN
The Catholic Faith comprises the verses not underlined in your personal Bible nor taught in
Modern Christian seminaries or churches.


Read the Bible verses not underlined in your Bible.

“Test everything. Hold on to the good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Suggested reading:

Intro to the Catholic Faith for Evangelicals http://www.davidmacd.com/catholic/index2.htm

Catholic Answers: "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth" A compendium of basic Catholic beliefs and the Biblicism behind these beliefs. http://www.catholic.com/library/pillar.asp

FAQ about the Catholic Faith from Columbia University
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/a/faq-cc.html

 

1. "BIBLE ONLY" CHRISTIAN or "BIBLE BELIEVING" CHRISTIAN?
50 Practices and Doctrines not found in the Holy Bible.
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/unbiblical.html

2. JUST THE TRUTH: 2 Dozen Logic and Historical Facts Refuting the Apostolicity and Biblicism of the Modern Christian Belief Systems "Test Everything." 1 Thess 5:21 http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/justfacts.html

3. An Exercise in Logic, Two Logic Proofs from History 101 demonstrating how the modern Christian theologies did not even exist in the first millennium, making it impossible for Christ and His Apostles to have taught to His early Church.
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/logic.html


4. Three uneasy questions for your pastor concerning his personal theology. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/formypastor.html

5. Seven Reasons Christians Go To Church, Which One Is Yours? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/7stages.html

6. "The 7 Stages of Christian Spiritual Development" What stage are you? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/7stages.html

7. The Historical Origins & Authors of the Modern Christian Theologies. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/dates.html

8. Is Sola Scriptura or the "Bible Only" idea even Biblical? Where does the Bible teach the "SOLA" or the "ONLY" in Sola Scriptura? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/ss.html

9. Modern Christians often ask: "WHAT ELSE IS THERE? What else has Christ's infallible authority besides the Holy Bible?" Featuring the verses not underlined in most Bibles nor taught in modern Christian seminaries or churches. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/whatelse.html

10. FAITH ALONE (SOLA FIDE): It is a Catholic Position. Have you been taught that Catholics "work their way to Heaven?" http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/faithalone.html

11. "Who is the Bride of Christ?" What does the Holy Bible say? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/bride.html

12. Did the BEREANS "Search the Scriptures" and therefore follow the BIBLE ONLY idea?
Or did the THESSALONIANS, who also "Searched the Scriptures?
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/bereans.html

13. The 3rd Unanswered Challenge for the Non-Catholic Theologies:
Is the Catholic Faith Apostolic? Name just one Catholic doctrine that isn't. Name one doctrine the early Church believed,,,, that the Catholic Faith today *no longer does*. Why can't the modern Christian theologies make the same bold claim?
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/3challenge.html

14. Biblically, did the "Official Teachings or Doctrines of the Catholic Faith" become corrupt or Apostate as your Pastor might teach? Are there verses in the Holy Scriptures that forbid the "Gates of Hell" from overcoming His Church? What does the Holy Bible really say about: "The Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth" 1 Tim :15? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/gatesofhell.html

15. Is Praying to Saints Biblical? Is the "HAIL MARY" Prayer Biblical? Read the verses not underlined in your pastors Bible nor taught in his church. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/saints.html

16. How Modern Christian are compelled to use and embrace an unbiblical and anti-biblical definition and concept of a Christian Church. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/onchurch.html

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