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Answering Nine Protestant Arguments About the Bible

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After yesterday’s post, Brent Stubbs pointed out that a thoughtful Protestant named Shawn Madden raised a number of arguments against the Catholic Bible, and in favor of the Protestant Bible, in the comments at Called to Communion.  His full argument is here, but he essentially makes nine points: Many versions of the TNK used by Greek-speaking Jews […]

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Can Protestants Rely Upon the “Council of Jamnia” for Their Bible?

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A good friend of mine is currently studying to become a Presbyterian minister at Westminster Theological Seminary.  Before he left, I asked him two questions: Where does the Bible dictate sola Scriptura? Where does the Bible dictate the precise canon of Scripture? After all, for sola Scriptura not to be self-refuting, both of these seemingly […]

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Total Apostasy: the Big Issue Dividing Mormons and Catholics

I’ve been meaning for days to write a comprehensive response to all of the comments raised in last week’s two–part series on Mormonism, but find myself getting further and further behind.  As it stands, there are over a hundred comments between the two posts, and a couple dozen people, including Catholics, Mormons, and Protestants, have […]

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Is an Infallible Church Needed for an Infallible Canon?

I’ve been talking with Robert Ritchie about one of Peter Kreeft’s arguments for Church infallibility here, and I’m increasingly thinking that Ritchie (and perhaps Kreeft) is right and I was wrong. Kreeft argued that since (1) Protestants hold the canon to be inspired (rather than a fallible collection of infallible Books, R.C. Sproul’s claims notwithstanding), […]

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Can Protestants Rely Upon Jewish Consensus to Establish the OT Canon?

GotQuestions.org, in one of its central arguments against the Deuterocanon (what Protestants call the Apocrypha), raises three major points: When it came to the Old Testament, three important facts were considered: 1) The New Testament quotes from or alludes to every Old Testament book but two. 2) Jesus effectively endorsed the Hebrew canon in Matthew […]

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