Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Foundation: Visits to Candyland

Kelly at Visits to Candyland has a new post up with an article written by St. Francis de Sales, a Catholic Saint who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries. De Sales wrote about Peter as the foundation of the Church. Please also see my earlier post called 'Who is the Rock?' for more on this subject.

3 comments:

Paul said...

Jennie,
Here is a nice summary.

http://www.stanmurrell.org/papal_infallibility

Jennie said...

Here's a quote from the conclusion of Adam Murrell's article about Papal Infallibility:

The First Vatican Council decreed papal infallibility to the chagrin and against the wishes of countless bishops and Roman scholars who understood what it means to make such claims. To accept the decrees of Vatican is to allow the Church to interpret history, but the Protestant scholar can in good conscience allow history to judge the veracity of infallible dogma, and can conclude with Dr. Dollinger "that the theory of papal infallibility had been introduced into the church only by a long chain of purposeful fictions and forgeries."26 The truth discovered through a learned historical and biblical observation will reveal to the Christian today that the Lord has already revealed to His people everything necessary for salvation. Christ has already told us He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). That one infallible source and interpreter of all truth is sitting at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, continuously interceding for His people, both now and for all eternity.

Jennie said...

Here's a passage of scripture that shows how Peter himself understood the foundation of the church:
Acts 4:8-12
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”