But I Cannot Find that in the Bible!



That is what Sola Scriptura (Scripture only) believers constantly tell me. Sola Scriptura believers are practically all of the non-Catholic and non-Orthodox Christian world. They are in all Protestant churches, Pentecostals, Evangelicals, Non-denominationals, etc..
They ignore many Bible verses such as, 'keep the Traditions' (2Thessalonians 2:15),
'all truth will be taught by the Holy Spirit over time' (John 16:12-14),
and most importantly, 'everything is NOT in the Bible' (John 20:30-31, John 21:25).

In trying to explain Catholic teaching to non-Catholics, their 
Sola Scriptura belief is a major stumbling block, regardless of the fact that Holy Scripture commands, "Do NOT be a stumbling block to Jews and Greeks (Gentiles) and to the Church of GOD".
1Corinthians 10:32
So when dialogging with them, Catholics would do well to put on a pair of
Sola Scriptura glasses like these,


and play the
Sola Scriptura game by using their very own Sola Scriptura rules.



Some of their false charges:

False charge #1. "The Catholic Church and / or the Pope is the '
Whore of Babylon'. Many non-Catholic books have been written 'proving' that this is what the Bible 'clearly' says!"

Answer to false charge #1. Proving??? Clearly??? I have now donned my
Sola Scriptura glasses for a reply using Sola Scriptura believers non-Catholic rules, and first of all, I cannot find the phrase 'whore of Babylon' in the Bible.
Not only that but I cannot find a single reference that says 'Catholic Church' or the word 'Pope' to connect to the non-existent 'whore of Babylon'.
This is irrefutable proof that non-Catholics have a double standard (doublethink*). When Catholic's make a statement, they are greeted with
Sola Scriptura, and nothing else. End of conversation. However, when non-Catholics make a charge against the Catholic Church like this one, there is no such thing as Sola Scriptura. They pull these charges out of thin air with not a single thread of proof. Hypocrisy???

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.


False charge #2. "The Pope is the beast of 666 as described in the book of Revelation 13:18!"

Answer to false charge #2. Revelation 13:18? It says nothing about the Pope being the beast of 666.
Sorry, but with my new
Sola Scriptura glasses firmly in place, I cannot find even a smidgen of proof of that false charge in Holy Scripture.
Is someone making up stories like this one? Is everything in the Bible as
Sola Scriptura followers teach, or not???
The answer to those two questions lies in another question. Which one is true? Is someone inventing false stories, or is some non-Catholic willing to admit that everything is NOT in the Bible???

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.


False charge #3. "The Pope is the AntiChrist, as shown in the Book of Revelation (as some have said or written)."

Answer to false charge #3. First of all the
AntiChrist not even mentioned in Revelation.
The only places in which you will find the
AntiChrist are in the Epistles of 1John and 2John. Secondly, if you study this AntiChrist link, you will find that the Pope is simply not mentioned at all. With my Sola Scriptura glasses working perfectly, I simply cannot find that false charge in Holy Scripture.
So is
Sola Scriptura really Sola Scriptura or not???

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.


False charge #4. "The Church which Jesus Christ founded is an invisible church, not the Catholic Church."

Answer to false charge #4. I am sorry to say that, again, wearing my
Sola Scriptura glasses, I cannot find an invisible church reference anywhere in Holy Scripture. However, I did find many visible references to the Church which Jesus Christ founded.

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.



False charge #5. "The Eucharist which you Catholics claim is the 'true presence' of Jesus Christ is merely a symbol."

Answer to false charge #5. Again, I have to say that I could not find any verse that equated the 'true presence' to a mere symbolic gesture.
However, I did find many symbols in the Old Testament that pointed to realities in the New Testament, but never has an Old Testament symbol pointed to a New Testament symbol.
I did find many powerful verses that proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Catholic Holy Eucharist is the reality of the symbolic  'manna in the desert', which fed the body, while the 'true presence' of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist feeds the soul.
The false man-made doctrine of Sola Scriptura has failed over and over again.

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.


False charge #6. "You Catholics are going to hell!"

Answer to false charge #6. Going to hell? We are? I am sorry, but with my brand new 
Sola Scriptura glasses that I am wearing, I searched and searched, and for the life of me, I cannot find any verse in all of Holy Scripture that said Catholics are going to hell.
However, what I did find are these verses that fit the rebuttal to this false charge perfectly:
"Judge not, that you may not be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged:
and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again."
Matthew 7:1-2

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.



False charge #7. "
Sola Scriptura is the only way to go, for the Bible tells me so!"

Answer to false charge #7.
Sola Scriptura??? Only way to go??? Sorry, but the Bible does not tell me so!
In my search in every Bible book from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21,
I cannot find even a single reference to 
Sola Scriptura anywhere in Scriptura Sola!

"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof."



* Sola Scriptura believers who make false charges against the Catholic Church are users and promoters of the faulty process of 'Doublethink'
whether they are aware of it or not, or whether they choose to believe it or not.
What you have read so far in the 'false charges' section of this writing is proof of this.

The meaning of Doublethink:

1. Thoughts accepted as truths which have serious contradictions and falsehoods.
2. Two or more ideas of opposing dimensions, all being accepted as truth.
(Promoting
Sola Scriptura while at the same time making false charges that cannot be proved from Scripture Sola)
3. The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

A quote From George Orwell's 1984:
"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which canceled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again, and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety; consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of 'doublethink'."

James 1:8
"A double minded man is inconstant in all his ways."

Doublethink...! You cannot have it both ways, but some non-Catholic
Sola Scriptura believers sure do try.
Answers anyone???



"What is gratuitously asserted can be gratuitously denied."
In other words, statements made without proof can be denied without proof.




Written by Bob Stanley, March 4, 2007
Updated March 13, 2007


"Have I then become your enemy, because I told you the truth?"
Galatians 4:16




Do not forget towear your glasses!


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