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    A Catholic posted this to me on another thread:

    The person may be stating his or her faith in the Church.
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    In Jesus Name ?

    I don't see what's wrong in praying in the name of the Father and of the Holy Spirit? Even Jesus said to baptise in the name of the Three Persons.
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    Roman Catholic Altars

    Why do you think it does? The Mass gets us in the present in touch with Christ's one sacrifice from two thousand years ago. We don't think the sacrifice is repeated, we do believe what Jesus did on the cross was sufficient - once and for all. I think you underestimate the Catholic and Orthodox...
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    But if they don't form an identifiable group, how could the Catholic Church steal authority from them since they have no collective authority?
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    The Truth

    If praying to Mary or the saints in general was not universally accepted, why (a) do we find evidence from the 3rd century onwards of Christians doing it, (b) why don't find any evidence of Christians saying it shouldn't be done and (c) the three oldest Christian traditions (Catholics, Orthodox...
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    Where is the "true church" the Catholic Church stole its authority from? Is it the Orthodox Church? The Coptic Church? Can you point it out?
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    The Truth

    But I don't believe I need to show evidence that any apostle prayed to Mary for it to be legitimate to pray to Mary, since I don't hold to sola scriptura. We have early historical evidence (around the late 200s) of Christians praying to Mary, at a time when 2 Peter was not universally accepted...
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    We believe such Tradition was passed down by the apostles. Paul does say that hold fast to the traditions he taught, both written and oral. We also know that Jesus taught orally - he didn't write anything down. We also know that the Gospels and some other NT texts were originally oral...
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    How do you know that? The Church affirms the scriptures are divinely inspired and I accept the authority of the Church.
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    A divinely revealed tradition is one passed on by the apostles as a result of their encounter with Christ/God.
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    The Truth

    Okay, can you name one apostle who used Peter 2 as scripture? Provide evidence for your answer. Otherwise it is just a man-made fake tradition.
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    To all my Catholic brothers and sisters...

    I understand where you're coming from. I'm happy to acknowledge the faith we do share and our love for Jesus and, as you say, discuss and debate our differences.
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    To all my Catholic brothers and sisters...

    As a Catholic, I do believe that all the "treasures of truth, wisdom and knowledge are to be found only in Jesus Christ". He is the Logos of God, from which all that is comes and takes shape.
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    To all my Catholic brothers and sisters...

    I agree, that's a beautiful way to pray.
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    Did the NT churches do these things?

    Did the apostles have an articulated doctrine of the Trinity? Very likely not, as it's quite complex philosophy. You are indebted for the doctrines you hold to the Church that you badmouth.
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