Apologetics Paper

2491 words 10 pages
Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Sebastian Cornejo
Apologetics paper
Deacon Richard- P5
The scenario takes place between a knowledgeable Catholic man, and a practicing Protestant adult. The Catholic man is Charles, who is a family friend of Steve, and has a very in-depth knowledge of both the Catholic and Protestant faith. The Protestant adult is Steve, who is curious into learning the importance of the Catholic faith in Tradition and Scripture. Steve presents to Charles many legitimate questions about his faith and legitimacy of the Catholic tradition.

Steve: Hello Charles, may I come in?

Charles: Hey Steve, of course you can come in. So, is there anything I may help you with?

Steve: Yes Charles. I came here to ask
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This gives support that Scripture and nothing more, including the Magisterium and Tradition, is not necessary.
Charles: The misinterpretation of this passage is very profound because many readers think that this gives support that the Bible is infallible but it states that it is available for reproof. Still there are many other Biblical quotes that support Sacred Scripture and Tradition are equal to one another compared to just this one only quote.
Steve: So tell me some of the Biblical quotes that support the idea of both Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture.
Charles: Well in the Bible there are many quotes to signify this importance of Tradition as well as Scripture. One of the many is “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter. (2 Thess. 3:6). This quote is very clear, unlike your quote, stating that it doesn’t matter if it is orally or manually, but if it honors the truth of God it is infallible to the teaching of the faith. This quote also gives textual support that Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition are both the pillars of truth.

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