Early Church Recognition of Divine Teaching Authority by Karlo Broussard

In our previous post on the visible and authoritative nature of the Church, we stated how Jesus’ prayer for unity of truth necessarily implies the existence of a divinely constituted magisterium.  Secondly, we gave some scriptural examples where we find a distinct and hierarchical office within the Church of Christ to which individual Christians must submit.  To support this idea, …

Teaching the Truth with Divine Authority (Part III) by Karlo Broussard

TEACHING THE TRUTH WITH DIVINE AUTHORITY (PART III) by Karlo Broussard In the previous post on the topic of teaching the truth with Divine Authority, we looked at Matthew 28:19-20 and saw that Jesus invest the apostles with a unique authority to teach the truth of God’s Revelation to all nations.  We discovered that such an authority belongs the apostles …

Teaching the Truth with Authority (Part II)

In the previous post on the topic of teaching the truth with Divine Authority, we looked at the passages from Luke 8:10 and John 14:26.  Within these passages, one can see that the apostles receive a unique authority in regard to teaching the truth about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven and God’s Revelation.  In this post, we are …

Teaching the Truth with Divine Authority (Part I)

In the previous post on the authoritative nature of the Church, we gave biblical evidence of a distinct hierarchical office above mere citizenship within the kingdom of God.  Such a motif was seen in bible passages such as Acts 1:20, Luke 22:29-32 and Hebrews 13:17.  Knowing that within this Kingdom the apostles and their successors were meant to be rulers, …

No Hierarchy, No Unity of Belief

Recall, as stated in the previous post, the Protestant asserts that the Church is merely an invisible spiritual community of believers in Jesus and not a visible society here on earth equipped with a hierarchical structure, what the Catholic Church calls the Magisterium, i.e., an authoritative body of teaching officials established by Christ.  In other words, the objection claims that …

The Eclipse of an Authentic Catholic Meaning of “Church”

There are two aspects of the nature of the Church that are often rejected by our Protestant brothers and sisters – first, the visible hierarchical structure of the Church and secondly the divine authority of that hierarchy.  Such a false ecclesiology has caused great confusion surrounding the very nature and essence of the Church.  Within many Christian circles, even unfortunately …