Is Christ Enough To Be Saved? Not according to some….

Seems someone thinks so:

Indeed Authority, is Holy Scripture, Church Fathers, Ecumenical Council and Creed. And finally the Church Itself, under and with such. Those that will not follow this ’salvation history’, should be set aside. (IrishAnglican, in the comments section)

Really? Umm….that must have been added later. From what I can piece together in my simplistic, non-theologian, reading of Scripture, Christ is what is needed.

To be sure, I enjoy the Church Fathers, the First Council, and the Apostles’ Creed as well as the 1st Nicene Creed – but authority comes Scripture in which the Spirit of God testifies about Christ.

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23 Replies to “Is Christ Enough To Be Saved? Not according to some….”

  1. Perhaps he simply meant that this person stands outside the church in terms of identity i.e. all those things which contribute to form Christian identity. Surely he will chime in himself, though.

    1. I doubt it that he will chime in. Supposedly, he will never read my blog again, but we’ll see.

      For me, if one is outside ‘authority’ in relation to Christ, then are they saved? If they refuse to accept ‘salvation history’ are they saved? If Scripture, et al, is salvation history and you refuse any of these, and are ‘set aside’ what is that to mean?

  2. Joel,

    All I have to say about Tom Flanders is this: lolz, because him and Jim West are commenting out of ignorance. Of the worst form.

    1. Cyprian wrote ‘Outside of the Church, there is no Salvation’

      To different sects, that means different things. I thing that we have to stop interpreting others according to ourselves and let them speak. In my open, he is clearly saying that those who do not have xyz as authority should be set aside, from salvaic history. I could be wrong, of course.

  3. So, which component of the “salvation history” will be the one to say “I am the part that makes up for the shortcomings of Christ Jesus’ sacrifice”?

    Bueller? Bueller?

  4. The first paragraph of the Catholic Church’s Eucharistic Prayer 1 is:

    We come to your, Father, with praise and thanksgiving, through Jesus Christ your Son. Through him we ask you to accept and bless these gifts we offer you in sacrifice. We offer them for your holy catholic Church, watch over it, Lord, and guide it; grant it peace and unity throughout the world. We offer them for {Benedict} our Pope, for {name of Bishop in your diocese} our bishop, and for all who hold and teach the catholic faith that comes to us from the apostles.

    After offering the bread and wine as a sacrifice to God through Jesus, the priest then says his faith comes from the apostles!

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