The fundamental difference between us Catholics and Protestants: We Catholics believe in the church. This body called church is ensuring that we continue in the faith of Jesus Christ … … NOT a book called the Bible. The Bible is part of the heritage of this body, is part of good things and riches of this body. If I quote a Bible verse to you I’m getting in the Protestant mentality and I’m not interested. I’m not interested in this mindset that it’s
the Bible that sustains everything, IT’S NOT THE BIBLE THAT SUSTAINS EVERYTHING! It is the church! It is the faith of two thousand years of the
church, is the greatness! This individualism and this REVOLT AGAINST AUTHORITY also took a kind of legal mindset that things needed to have fundamental scientific basis. So what happens? Just as science that was beginning, crawling, developing at the time, she intended to put
through certain principles their solid scientific basis. Protestantism came with the doctrine that it needed something solid, concrete, unquestionable and that very concrete and unquestionable is a codex. A book called the Bible …. Ready! ….so what’s in the Bible is the revelation and what is not in the Bible is not revelation and over! So what Protestantism did? Protestantism transformed Christianity INTO A RELIGION OF A BOOK!!. That is THE RELIGION OF A BOOK! Christianity is not the religion of a book. Christianity is a person who is Jesus Christ. And that person is alive in history in a living body called the church.