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Throughout the Old Testament God is described as the Rock of our salvation The New Testament declares that Jesus Christ is the unmovable Rock upon which the Church is built He being God is alone qualified for this position The rock upon which the wise man built his house was not Peter but Christ and His teachings Matt 724-29 This rock must be something that is eternal a living stone that will last through all the ages Peter says Christ is the chief corner stone upon which the Church is built I Peter 26-8 and quotes an Old Testament passage applying it as fulfilled by Christ Paul also calls Christ the chief cornerstone and declares that the Church has been built upon the foundation of all the apostles and prophets Eph 220 Catholicism claims Peter is the one the Church is built on From this premise of Peter being the first Pope comes the declaration to this office of infallibility and to speak ex cathedra At different times throughout history many traditions were added to the Catholic Church by the succession of Popes The Roman Catholic position on scripture and tradition is a convenient one They challenge non-Catholics by asking them where does the Bible say Scripture alone Protestants call this Sola Scriptura But sometimes Catholics try to answer a wrong question but there is no right answer They are right in that it does not say these exact words but the Bible does teach Scripture alone in commands principles and in practice One needs to discover these things to learn what God has actually said The question that really needs to be asked is Does the Bible say tradition is on a equal basis with Scripture Catholics can find an answer to this question Nowhere does the Bible state tradition is inspired beneficial or has power like the Word Roman Catholicism teaches that the tradition of their Church is equal to Scripture It was
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