Thursday, July 20, 2017

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday.

Topic: Scripture & Tradition -and Water & Infant Baptism

Introductory Questions:
Give us an update on filming your new documentary on Elijah and Elisha.

What was the authority accepted by the first Christians?

How is authority in New Testament based on authority in the Old Testament?

Questions Covered:
• 15:04 – Why doesn’t God allow Protestant pastors to consecrate the Eucharist?
• 21:48 – What is the difference between “Believer baptism” and Catholic baptism?
• 29:56 – When and why was the Bible first referred to as the Word of God in the Catholic Church? Doesn’t this promote the heresy of Sola Scriptura?
• 40:37 – Where did the pope get his authority to preach? I know the pope got it from Peter, who got it from Jesus, but then who in the Old Testament did Jesus get his authority?
• 45:54 – Jesus does not mention physical water when he speaks of baptism to the woman at the well and again in John’s Gospel. Why does the Catholic Church require baptism with water? (This got VERY feisty).
• 50:36 – Which scriptures can I use to show a Mormon that the Catholic Church is the only Church given God’s authority?

Resources Mentioned:
• “The Trail of Blood-Baptist Successionism” By Steve Ray
Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church by Steve Ray
• “Dei Verbum” by Pope Paul VI
The Apostasy That Wasn’t: The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church by Rod Bennett

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