Friday, August 24, 2012

"Are the Mormon Scriptures Credible?"

Catholic Answers Magazine, September - October 2012.

Snippet from the debate between Catholic Jimmy Akin vs. Mormon Professor Robert Millet.

"Jimmy Akin:

"The question is not what God can do but what he has chosen to do.

"Since he has chosen to tell us in Scripture and Tradition that the Faith has been once for all delivered to the saints, that means he has chosen not to reveal new points of faith.

"We must check our subjective impressions with objective facts whenever possible, for there  is a way which seems right o a man, but its end is th way to death (Proverbs 14:12).."

"Robert Millet:

"I too would be nervous about a purported revelation that contradicts the Bible, but on should not confuse contradiction with additional light and truth.

"I presume when you say that Mormons need to offer Catholics more than an invitation to prayerful openness, you mean that we need to provide rational and empirical  proof for the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.

"I'm just grateful that honest truth seekers through the centuries were not required to rest their faith in the Virgin Birth, the feeding of the 5,000, the raising of Lazarus, or the Resurrection on archaeological, historical, or linguistic evidence of the same...

"People would have waited a long time before  they would have been prepared to believe ...."

Way to go, guys! :) 

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