MML wrote: "I find it very difficult to take some of the Protestant propositions even seriously. What is any man who has been in the real outer world, for instance, to make of the everlasting cry that Catholic traditions are condemned by the Bible?
Interesting. Thats precisely what the Pharisees thought about Christ's accusations. But then all false teachers and cults actually believe they are right. Next we will get the Moonies and the JW's telling us because they are partially right then they are Biblical too. Shame.
To be a "false teacher" you have to use a few Biblical words and themes to make it sound at least kosher. But the true test of Biblical doctrine comes from those who follow the whole counsel of God as life and witness.
Not from a bunch of people who worship alabaster statuettes, dead people, old bones and other relics.
1Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor IDOLATORS, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,"
Jesus stated, "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies
Jesus also declared
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous.....
The Popes and his cardinals, bishops etc are like unto the Pharisees, they can't read the Bible.