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What councils do you accept, and why?

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  • What councils do you accept, and why?

    As many of you are aware, most Christians of all churches and communities recognize at least one Church council, that of the Council of Jerusalem in Acts.
    And as many of you probably know, there have been more since that time.

    Of all of these church councils, which is the last council you accept as teaching orthodox Christianity?
    And why do you reject the succeeding council, whatever that may be?
    “Have Jesus always for your patron, His Cross for a mast on which you must spread your resolutions as a sail. Your anchor shall be a profound confidence in Him, and you shall sail prosperously.” ― St. Francis de Sales


  • #2
    Personally, for what it matters, I accept the seven ecumenical councils. I feel like the Roman councils are synods binding only on the Roman Church.

    And while I have the chance I'd like to say, once again, I wish the Church would reunite and settle its differences.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HTacianas View Post
      Personally, for what it matters, I accept the seven ecumenical councils. I feel like the Roman councils are synods binding only on the Roman Church.

      And while I have the chance I'd like to say, once again, I wish the Church would reunite and settle its differences.
      Hmm. I'm detecting an Eastern flair to this.
      “Have Jesus always for your patron, His Cross for a mast on which you must spread your resolutions as a sail. Your anchor shall be a profound confidence in Him, and you shall sail prosperously.” ― St. Francis de Sales

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      • #4
        I think this question is a real conundrum for lots of nonCC's because to accept any Council is to accept that there was a collegial body overseeing the whole of the Church. A fundamental of the nonCC movement is to reject any collegial body with a catholic authority.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mercedes View Post
          I think this question is a real conundrum for lots of nonCC's because to accept any Council is to accept that there was a collegial body overseeing the whole of the Church. A fundamental of the nonCC movement is to reject any collegial body with a catholic authority.
          I have to agree! I really wish one of our Protestant friends would address this question.
          “Have Jesus always for your patron, His Cross for a mast on which you must spread your resolutions as a sail. Your anchor shall be a profound confidence in Him, and you shall sail prosperously.” ― St. Francis de Sales

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Geralt_De_Sales View Post

            I have to agree! I really wish one of our Protestant friends would address this question.
            I hope so also.

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            • #7
              The better question to ask is what Protestant synod or council adopted the canon of the Protestant Bible.

              JoeT
              Sigillum Militum Χρisti † / "Truth exists. The Incarnation happened."

              Totus Tuus, "Totally yours . . . Keep me in this union".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JoeT View Post
                The better question to ask is what Protestant synod or council adopted the canon of the Protestant Bible.

                JoeT
                is there such a thing as a protestant council?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ramcam2 View Post

                  is there such a thing as a protestant council?
                  Itís called a bible study, and itís not Ecumenical.
                  Arise, O Lord, and go to thy resting place, thou and the ark of thy might. [Psalm 132:8 (RSVCE)]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Curious Joe View Post

                    It’s called a bible study, and it’s not Ecumenical.
                    amen

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ramcam2 View Post

                      is there such a thing as a protestant council?
                      I never heard of one myself, but if they were of THE One Unified faith as Born Again OSAS-ers it would seem they would need a Bible.

                      JoeT
                      Sigillum Militum Χρisti † / "Truth exists. The Incarnation happened."

                      Totus Tuus, "Totally yours . . . Keep me in this union".

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Geralt_De_Sales View Post
                        As many of you are aware, most Christians of all churches and communities recognize at least one Church council, that of the Council of Jerusalem in Acts.
                        Nah. I do not recognize councils of men. I recognize the Word of God. In the case of Jerusalem, the latter confirmed the former.

                        That is the problem with Catholics: they vow to believe and obey any and everything their councils teach or will ever come up with in the future.

                        This shows a total lack of love for the truth. This is the result of the cult mind at full throttle.

                        Christ followers do not seek councils, but instead always seek to follow the Word of God and the witness of the Apostles.

                        ...

                        "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."- John F. Kennedy

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Geralt_De_Sales View Post
                          I have to agree! I really wish one of our Protestant friends would address this question.
                          There is no "question" to address.

                          The Apostles did not teach anyone to make sure to believe and obey whatever future supposed "councils" dictate. That would be as dumb as all get out, and Christ followers know better.

                          The Apostles and the early church did not need nor did they even nod to any of your silly councils. They knew nothing of them, and they meant nothing to them, as the Apostles and the churches they planted turned their world upside down for Christ.

                          Of course, even Roman Catholics cherry pick the parts of their councils they want to believe and obey...and the parts they take upon themselves to ignore. We are all supposed to be impressed by this.

                          ...
                          "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."- John F. Kennedy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Atemi View Post

                            There is no "question" to address.

                            The Apostles did not teach anyone to make sure to believe and obey whatever future supposed "councils" dictate. That would be as dumb as all get out, and Christ followers know better.

                            The Apostles and the early church did not need nor did they even nod to any of your silly councils. They knew nothing of them, and they meant nothing to them, as the Apostles and the churches they planted turned their world upside down for Christ.

                            Of course, even Roman Catholics cherry pick the parts of their councils they want to believe and obey...and the parts they take upon themselves to ignore. We are all supposed to be impressed by this.

                            ...
                            The Jerusalem Council, Acts 15:1-35

                            That set a precedent, Atemi.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Philomena View Post
                              The Jerusalem Council, Acts 15:1-35

                              That set a precedent, Atemi.
                              Nope. No such claim to "precedent" is anywhere taught in the Word of God.

                              In actuality, that local council was never mentioned again and then all those Apostles passed on.

                              No mention of any future councils that all Christ followers need to believe and obey, no matter what they teach or come up with.

                              Sorry. Truth hurts.

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                              "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."- John F. Kennedy

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