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How can we infallibly know that the Catholic Church is infallible?

There is no logical philosophical argument that is strong enough to convince someone who is not willing to be convinced. I am a member of the Catholic clergy, so it will come as no surprise that I ...
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Do a significant number of Biblical scholars presently support inerrancy?

Even a "nearly" comprehensive list of inerrantist scholars from the past 100–200 years would be virtually impossible to compile and maintain. However, the best list that I am aware of that ...
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Is the Pope Emeritus infallible?

No, a retired pope is not infallible because that guarantee is not a personal quality; it is attached to the office that he no longer holds. This is true in terms of the pope’s extraordinary teaching ...
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When was the Bible formally declared to be inerrant and/or infallible?

A biblical case for inerrancy can certainly be made on the basis of passages like 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 3:16, but these are limited in that they do not obviously refer to the entire Bible, both ...
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What does the LDS Church teach about infallibility?

I think the best summary of the LDS teaching on infallibility, specifically in reference to prophets and revelation, is the following statement from Joseph Smith: I never told you I was perfect—but ...
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According to Catholicism, does an individual bishop have the safeguard of Infallibility or Indefectibility?

According to Catholicism, do individual bishops have the safeguard of Infallibility or Indefectibility? The short answer on both counts is no. To start off with, I would like to quote Pope St. Paul VI ...
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Is Matthew 26:32 and John 20:9 a mistake stating that Jesus told the disciples He would rise again then stating they didn't know after it happened?

Jesus told the apostles quite explicitly that He would rise again, but they simply didn't understand Him. According to Luke 18:31-34, "Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: ... the Son of ...
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Do a significant number of Biblical scholars presently support inerrancy?

The Evangelical Theological Society is a large academic society committed to inerrancy. Its members must affirm the inerrancy of the Bible, and it refers to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy ...
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Why the wrongness of "Our Father" translation wasn't spotted earlier?

The Our Father has not been wrongly translated. It is Catholic dogma of the highest degree (de fide) that there are no errors in Holy Scripture, and the 4th Session of the Council of Trent defined ...
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How can we infallibly know that the Catholic Church is infallible?

Regarding Catholicism vs Orthodoxy I always like to reference historical timelines when discussing these types of conflicts. While the X post which you cited identifies history as fallible (and ...
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Were New Testament writers infallible when they wrote Scripture?

Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Let's be careful about the usual meaning of those 3 technical terms as they are generally used in Christianity, with different shades of meaning according to the ...
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According to Catholicism, does an individual bishop have the safeguard of Infallibility or Indefectibility?

Bishops "infallible when in agreement with the Roman Pontiff they impose on the faithful a doctrine to be held definitively". Sacræ Theologiæ Summa IB p. 198: Bishops, successors of the ...
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How do people who deny Biblical inerrancy understand this argument on inspiration?

This is not a valid deductive argument. 4 does not follow from 1, 2, and 3. Even the proposed edit to 4 that removes the phrase "and are inerrant" would not make it valid. 4 does not follow ...
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What is meant by "faith and morals" with regards to papal infallibility?

The First Vatican Council's Pastor Æternus said, under Pope Pius IX's authority, regarding papal infallibility: …we teach and define that it is a dogma divinely revealed: that the Roman Pontiff, when ...
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When was the Bible formally declared to be inerrant and/or infallible?

Within various scripture texts can be found declarations that, because the written words are God's words to humanity, they are inspired of God, who cannot lie (Titus 1:2 & Hebrews 6:18). A few ...
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How did James Orr's view of the inspiration of the Bible differ from B. B. Warfield's?

Professor of didactic and polemic theology at Princeton Seminary was B.B. Warfield. He upheld the view that a strong emphasis on the divine inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture was fundamental to ...
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What is meant by "faith and morals" with regards to papal infallibility?

Faith and Morals "Faith and morals" is not a technical formula. It basically just means "beliefs and actions." The phrase itself is not meant to limit the scope of teaching, it ...
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Statements about the doctrine or the future made by current LDS Prophet, and the church view on those

Does the LDS church assert that doctrinal statements made by the current Prophet are either "inspired", "infallible", or both? Inspired, definitely, but not infallible. Prophets are merely mortal ...
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According to the Calvinist, why "believe" if something is known absolutely true?

According to the Calvinist, why “believe” if something is known absolutely true? Philosophically speaking it is wise to live in agreement with truth. 2 + 2 = 4 is known to be true, so one would be ...
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According to the Calvinist, why "believe" if something is known absolutely true?

You can only be as confident about something as you are confident about the basis for that something. So just as you say, the Christians who believe in the infallibility of scripture believe it, they ...
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How do people who deny Biblical inerrancy understand this argument on inspiration?

This is a challenging matter to argue deductively, especially given that a) the critical passage from 2 Timothy doesn't define key terms like "God-breathed" & "scripture", and ...
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Can a declaration of nullity obtained by deception be valid?

Canonist Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church's "supreme court", 2008-2014) quoted in "The Canonical Nullity of the Marriage: Process as the Search ...
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According to the Calvinist, why "believe" if something is known absolutely true?

As a Christian who has come to believe that the Holy Scriptures are inerrant, I would like to explain a point that does not seem to have been raised so far. This hit me with real force only recently ...
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What makes a council ecumenical? [Catholic proof from authority]

What makes a council ecumenical? First of all we are not talking about ecumenism, but rather of an ecumenical council. These two things are in no way the same thing. A classical definition of what ...
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Incompatibilities between Vatican II and the Council of Florence on salvation outside the Church?

Incompatibilities between Vatican II and the Council of Florence on salvation outside the Church? This is one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Catholic Church. Before going on I would like ...
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Are Catholic Canonizations Infallible?

Are Catholic Canonizations Infallible? The short answer is yes. Some argue that only a certain amount of infallibility is involved here because faith and morals or not directly involved. But there ...
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Is The Bible truly infallible? Is it inerrant without divine inspiration?

"Is there any way to show that, without a doubt, The Bible is inerrant?" I think the answer depends entirely upon whom is being shown. There are a great many people in this world who, ...
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How can we infallibly know that the Catholic Church is infallible?

How can we infallibly know that the Catholic Church is infallible? Before going on, it is of upmost importance to understand what the Catholic Church teaches about the doctrine of infallibility. This ...
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What makes a council ecumenical? [Catholic proof from authority]

The 1917 Code of Canon Law states in canon 222: § 1. An Ecumenical Council cannot be held that was not convoked by the Roman Pontiff. § 2. It is for this same Roman Pontiff to preside himself or ...
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