3a - Antony to Verga
1) You stated that the law given through angels wasn't even mentioned in the O.T., (as an evidence for unwritten tradition).
Cross Examination 2
I proved you wrong (Ex 19:9-25, Deut 33:2, Ps 68:17). Second request: Do you now retract?
After listing some items that Protestants disagree on, you summoned
2 Peter 1:20 into service as a polemic against private interpretation,
leading us to suppose that only the RCC has the right to interpret
Scripture in view of all this caterwauling.
My understanding of Peter is that he's saying no prophecy of Scripture is made
by private interpretation. In other words, the prophets are not making
up their own prophecies, but rather are receiving them by divine
NAB Catholic Commentary notes BOTH of our respective understandings:
in that it refers to EITHER "the inspiration of the Bible" OR,
"against private interpretation."
Because the Magisterium has not resolved the ambiguity,
A) Will you retract your use of this verse to castigate Protestants? If not, why should I accept your confident definition of this verse over the NAB?
B) Since there's disagreement on the precise meaning of First Peter amongst Catholics, why then do you criticize Protestants for having different views on infant baptism?
3) In your opening statement, you disavowed the superiority of
Scripture over other methods of revelation. But in Mark 7:6-13, the
Jews were claiming the Corban Tradition was of divine origin. Yet
Christ REJECTED it, and on what basis? It's incompatibility with Scripture! Ergo, that which was claimed to have a divine pedigree, was subordinate to and hence, INFERIOR to Scripture. How do you reconcile the view Jesus had, with yours, which is diametrically opposite?
4) Can you provide any Catholic source that uses theopnuestos to describe Tradition?
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