Human Reason? Church? Bah!

Are you a person who says you do not believe in human reason, rather only in the scriptures?  Well then, you believe in human reason!  If you read a passage and determine its meaning, then you have used your own reason.  And how do you know you’re right?  Certainly, there is nothing wrong with reason.  God endowed us with it.  He wants us to use it.  But how do you know you are right?

The Son of God took flesh, became one of us, His own creatures, and gave His life for our sins.  He founded a Church to continue to teach all nations with His authority (see Matthew 16:18 and 28:19).   There can be only one authority.  This Church Jesus founded assembled various writings, now universally recognized to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.  The Church that created the Holy Bible is the final authority on its interpretation.  (“Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’  He replied, ‘How can I, unless someone instructs me?'” –Acts of the Apostles 8:30-31).  Jesus founded one Church (“my Church” see Matthew 16:18), and no pretender could possibly have authority over it.

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