Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Debate on Indulgences

Dr. James White recently debated Roman Catholic Peter D. Williams on Indulgences.  Another one of the lay Roman apologists "who do the heavy lifting" (Matthew Schultz rightly wrote).

"The refrain of lay Catholic apologists is that Protestants must submit to the Magisterium. Yet if the primary lens of theological inquiry is authority, why is so much of the heavy lifting done by Catholic laypersons?"  (Matthew Schultz) 


Addendum: (June 30, 2018)   The debate goes to the nature of the gospel in the way Protestants and Roman Catholics disagree with each other, and they also touched on issues like purgatory, church history, Semi-Pelagianism, Augustine, Gottschalk, the development of doctrine, the wrath of God, Penal Substitutionary Atonement, and Sola Scriptura and the Canon. Rich in content.



5 comments:

Algo said...

Peter was very certain that nobody prior to Calvin believed in "Penal Substitutionary Atonement".
Tertullian (c. 160-c. 220): Now, since hatred was predicted against that Son of man who has His mission from the Creator, whilst the Gospel testifies that the name of Christians, as derived from Christ, was to be hated for the Son of man’s sake, because He is Christ, it determines the point that that was the Son of man in the matter of hatred who came according to the Creator’s purpose, and against whom the hatred was predicted. And even if He had not yet come, the hatred of His name which exists at the present day could not in any case have possibly preceded Him who was to bear the name. But He has both suffered the penalty in our presence, and surrendered His life, laying it down for our sakes, and is held in contempt by the Gentiles. And He who was born (into the world) will be that very Son of man on whose account our name also is rejected. ANF: Vol. III, The Five Books Against Marcion, Book IV, Chapter 14.

Algo said...

https://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2011/12/visit-to-catholic-answers-forum-part-3.html

Algo said...

http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2011/12/visit-to-catholic-answers-forum-part-4.html

PeaceByJesus said...

Did Luther say, “Be a sinner and sin boldly”? was just posted on Free Republic" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3669317/posts from https://web.archive.org/web/20140528104851/http://tquid.sharpens.org/sin_boldly.htm

James Swan said...

PBJ:
Thanks for the heads up.