This is a no bible thread, no bible verses. Protestants will be forced to have to think in this thread.
It is pointless for Protestants to give Catholics verses from the bible because the Bible is a Catholic book that Protestants did not produce in any way shape or form & they got it from the Catholic Church.
Its like a child in front of their parents taking money out of their parents wallet then giving it back to their parent. From the child's point of view the child really thinks that they are giving the parents money.
There is nothing in the bible that contradicts the Catholic Church, Protestants only think the bible does because they do not realize they do not fully understand Catholic theology. Martin Luther the first Protestant that started Protestantism did not fully understand Catholic theology & he was a Catholic priest.
Protestants believe in the bible alone. Protestants are forced to believe in the bible alone because they know they do not have a Sacred Magisterium & a Sacred Tradition that dates back to the first century.
No Protestant denomination can trace itself or its founder back to the first century or back before the 16th century.
This creates a problem for Protestants. It forces them to have to skip over 15 centuries without any history of their denominations existence at all & fictionally force their particular Protestant denomination into the text of the bible.
The people in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John were not using or have the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
The Church in the book of Acts were not using or have the books of Acts. The Church in the book of Acts was not sitting around with the book of Acts discussing how to be like the Church in the book of Acts.
Without the bible alone what do Protestants think the Church was doing?
And do not give me verses from the bible this is a NO Bible just thinking thread.
I have a Catholic friend who has been deceived by the Gay propaganda machine.
In order to justify Gay marriage this person is being diabolical trying to divide the sacrament of marriage. Saying there is the sacrament & the civil. He says he is for the sacrament & he is for civil gay marriage. He is trying to justify being for gay marriage by separating it from the sacrament. Basically saying being for Gay marriage does not go against Catholic Church teaching. Basically he is for Gay marriage.
Protestants will sometimes attack Catholics for having a Jesus figurine, religious metals, icons, holy water, etc.
Well the other day I was driving down the road & saw a huge Protestant white cross up on a hill on the side of the highway, in fact I see Protestant crosses quite a bit on the sides of the roads where I live.
Then I thought to myself obviously Protestants think that these material objects convey God's grace otherwise they would not put them up.
I think that Protestants who put these objects think that these material objects are going to radiate & rain God’s grace down upon the people who drive by.