From Where Did These Truths Originate?

Show me in Scripture?

1. The word trinity.
2. The definition of the trinity.
3. The word incarnation.

4. The Nicene Creed.
5. The Hypostatic Union.
6. That Jesus Christ is one person with two natures.
7. The Holy Spirit is consubstantial with the Father and the Son.
8. The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son.
9. The marriage ceremony.
10. The Canon of the Old Testament.
11. The Canon of the New Testament.
12. Your Bible.

What? You can't find the answers to these twelve examples in Scripture?
But many of the non Catholic ecclesial communities teach these same doctrines.
How could they do this if the answers are not to be found in the Bible?
The answer to "From Where Did These Truths Originate?", is that they all are the product of decisions made by the Catholic Church. They may not be explicit in Holy Scripture, but they certainly are implicit. They are perfect examples of the Holy Spirit teaching all the truth to the Church which Jesus Christ founded.

"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you."
John 14:15-17
Notice that the Spirit of Truth will FOREVER be with the Church that Jesus founded.
How can anyone who calls themselves Christian say that the Spirit of Truth left His Church at some undetermined time?
Either they lied or Jesus Christ did in those verses. Who do YOU believe?

I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
John 16:12-15

"And he will declare to you the things that are to come."

Answers to the 12 items above:

 1. The Council of Nicaea I, 325
 2. The Council of Nicaea I, 325
 3. Fathers of the Catholic Church, fourth century, Jerome, Ambrose, Hilary, Chrysostom.
 4. The Council of Nicaea I, 325
 5. The Council of Ephesus, 431
 6. The Council of Chalcedon, 451
 7. The Council of Constantinople I, 381
 8. The Council of Lyons I, 1245
 9. The Council of Trent, 1545
10. The Council of Carthage, 397
11. The Council of Carthage, 397
12. Right from the Catholic Church at the Council of Carthage, 397. It is a Catholic book.
Here are some other decisions made by the same Catholic Church in some of the same councils as listed above. The difference being that most non-Catholic ecclesial communities reject these. isn't it strange that, by their acceptance of those above, these ecclesial communities are admitting that the Catholic Church made infallible decisions for the topics listed, but the same Church in the same councils erred in the ones listed below?

1. The Canon of the Old Testament. Council of Carthage, 397.
2. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of GOD. Council of Ephesus, 431.
3. The true presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Council of Lyons I, 1245.
4. The definition of Purgatory. Council of Florence, 1431
5. A reaffirmation of the Canons of both the Old and New Testaments. Council of Trent, 1545

These are perfect examples of the pick and choose mentality of non-Catholic communities.
"I will retain these because they fit with my teachings or with my feelings, and I will reject those which do not fit.
I am compelled to remind you that:
Any persons private opinions or their "feelings", have no bearing whatsoever on doctrinal truth.

Written by Bob Stanley, August 3, 2004
Updated April 22, 2014

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