Catholic Verses - 95 Bibles Passages That Confound Protestants?
THE CHURCH IS THE "PILLAR OF THE TRUTH"
Page 3: 1 Timothy 3:15: "...the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth." Catholics accept this passage at face value: the Church is the ground or foundation (the word used in the New International Version (NIV) translation) of truth; it is infallible; it is specially protected by the Holy Spirit so that it can be the Guardian and Preserver of apostolic tradition and truth and doctrine.
Note: The foundation for Christianity is Jesus Christ not a legal entity based in Rome per Saint Paul.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Pages 3-4: This verse, then, would seem to run counter to the foundational assumption of Protestantism: sola Scriptura, or "Scripture alone," which is the formal principle of authority of Prostestantism. Sola Scriptura holds that no institutional Church is infallible. A church is doctrinally correct only insofar as it can be backed up by Scripture (as ultimately interpreted by Joe Q. Prostestant, however, which is the rub).
Note: The Church was never defined as a legal entity based in Rome by Saint Paul during the apostolic era and should not be considered now in the 21st century.
Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.
Note: Biblical scholars have never defined the Church as a legal entity based in Rome.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance: a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):—assembly, church.
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