By Rev Fr Obadjere,
Catholics are always intimidated into believing that we do things contrary to the Bible just because we are ignorant of what we do.
The following will help you locate *WHERE* what we do in the Bible._
*1) PRAYING FOR THE DEAD*
2 Mac. 12:38-45
*2) USE OF IMAGES AND SACRAMENTS _(these reminds us of what they stand for)_*
2 kings 3:20-21
Col 1:20, 2:14
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*3) AUTHENTICITY OF CATHOLIC TRADITION AS A SOURCE OF REVEALED TRUTH*
2 Thes 2:15
2 cor 10:10-11
2 John 1:12
3 John 1:13
*4) THE SHIFT OF SUNDAY INSTEAD OF SATURDAY (SABBATH)*
1 cor 16:1-2
*5) THE POPE’S AUTHORITY AS THE SUCCESSOR OF ST. PETER*
Matt 16: 18-19
*6) THE REFERENCE OF CATHOLIC PRIESTS AS _’FATHER’_ WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE FATHER IN HEAVEN*
*7) IS THE BIBLE IN SUPPORT OF THE HIERARCHY IN THE CHURCH? YES*
1 Tim 5:17-25
1 Tim 3:1-7, 8-13
*8) IS PURGATORY REAL? YES! WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT IT?*
Is 35:8, 52:1
1 cor 3:15
Lk. 12:47-48, 58-59
*9) ABOUT INCENSE*
*10) THE ROSARY IS A PRAYER IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY*
*11) IS HOLY WATER THE WILL OF GOD TO BE USED?*
2 kings 2:19-22
*12) WHY DO WE ASK THE SAINTS TO PRAY FOR US?*
Prov. 15:8, 15:29
*13) WHY DO WE USE MEDALS, CRUCIFIXES AND SCAPULARS AND BONE OF SAINTS?*
(these help to remind us of what they stand for)
2 kings 13:20-21
*14) WHY MUST WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO ANYBODY OTHER THAN GOD.*
Mtt 16:19, 1-20
*15) IS INFANT BAPTISM IN THE BIBLE?*
Acts 16:15 33
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Remember too that the Catholic Church predates the New Testament, in the sense that the Church Christ founded was nourished and governed, after his death with Tradition until fading memories ocassioned the commital of memorised events into writing- about seventy years after.
The New Testament Epistles were written to specific christian communities that were already established and run by Tradition(words and practices from Jesus) So far, no one historian has succeeded in disproving this.
So, the Church is governed by Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium. *I AM PROUD TO BE A CATHOLIC.* Are you?
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