...also, Chuck, you don't even know if those books are valid. You're relying on the authority of the Roman Catholic Church that said the Books are authentic AND to be considered Sacred Scripture.<quoted text>
I not only read Gods word, I heard it at the Holy Mass where it comes alive.
You guys are on the outside looking in, trying to understand the Bible using your own intuition.
When Martin Luther added a word to the Bible (Alone) in Rom 3:28, your sola fide teaching took off into infinity. Its false.
Again, you are no authority on the Bible. Even if you mean well, you can't dictate Christianity using the Books the Holy Catholic Church said are valid. Why?
Because the group that said they are valid gets to define why. They get to define what 'word of God' means. They get to interpret the meanings because they were there the day it was taught verbally.
Yrs later, a rogue Priest invented an idea that those books were all that is revealed about Christianity.(Nevermind that the religion fuctioned without one for almost 400 yrs)...Do you really believe that nonsense, Chuck?
If so, where does Christ say He is establishing a Bible and not a Church to be the authority on Christianity.
If its a Bible you say, then who is the authority to interpret it?
If you say the Holy Spirit is, then which on of you 42,000 is the Holy Spirit guiding to truth???