By Tom Quiner
Sadly, there is a rift between Christian fundamentalists/evangelicals … and Roman Catholics.
As a Catholic convert who has great respect for my Protestant brothers and sisters, I am deeply saddened by those who view Catholics as “unsaved.”
The issues that divide them from us are many and varied; from the Pope to Mary; from eucharist to the saints; and from the nature of salvation to the source of authority.
And what is the source of Christian authority? Fundamentalist Christians claim it is the Bible alone, a philosophy that goes by the term “Sola Scriptura.” Catholics believe it is scripture and tradition.
Patrick Madrid is a former adversary to Catholicism who eventually converted, which he recounts in his book, “Surprised by the Truth.” He will be in Des Moines this Saturday speaking at the Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference.
I have posted a video above where Mr. Madrid explains the flaws of Sola Scriptura. I am no theologian, but I find his explanation cogent, accessible, and charitable.
For my non-Catholic readers, whom I very much appreciate, I hope you find the video helpful in understanding why Catholics believe the way they do.