Thursday, November 01, 2007

More of the Cobwebs

You may recall from previous posts that we've pretty clearly established that Dave explicitly rejects the teaching of Vatican II that Muslims and Catholics worship the same god.

Let's turn to justification.

Here it gets interesting, because Dave agrees with Trent that justification is not by faith alone.

However, when Dave goes to define Christianity, what does he use? A creed - that is to say, Dave makes Christianity (definitionally) about faith alone.

What's logical result: under Dave's definition, some Christians are not justified!

But perhaps this is acceptable for Dave.



Anonymous said...

I don't get why Catholics even want to be called Christian when they've got their own name, Catholic. Same goes for all denominations. When you ask a Catholic what religion he is, he says Catholic. When you ask a Lutheran, he says Lutheran. They don't say Christian. Only when a discussion arises does everyone strive to be called a Christian. Until there is some public recognition to be acquired in the name of Christ, they all would just as soon leave it alone and be called by some other name.

Turretinfan said...


Catholicism would not like to be a denomination of Christianity: it would like to be Christianity itself.

On the other hand, many folks consider that Catholicism should not even be considered a denomination of Christianity, because of how far from the truth she has strayed.