Abit surprised

Posted: November 11, 2008 by piusranson in Life, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, School

Yesterday morning, i heard something that really surprises me. haha. I have this protestant friend in my class who told me something like, “One cannot interpret the bible themselves that is why we have pastors to do it”. Amazing right?

Yes precisely! one cannot interpret the bible by themselves that is why the One, holy, catholic and apostolic Church have the MAGISTERIUM, the teaching authority of the Church to pass their both their ORAL TRADITION AND SCRIPTURE TEACHINGS to us. St. Augustine once tell us that if not for the Church, with the capital C, he would not have believed in the bible.

I seriously wonder how do protestants interpret the following

6 52 If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world. si quis manducaverit ex hoc pane vivet in aeternum et panis quem ego dabo caro mea est pro mundi vita
6 53 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? litigabant ergo Iudaei ad invicem dicentes quomodo potest hic nobis carnem suam dare ad manducandum
6 54 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. dixit ergo eis Iesus amen amen dico vobis nisi manducaveritis carnem Filii hominis et biberitis eius sanguinem non habetis vitam in vobis
6 55 He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath everlasting life: and I will raise him up in the last day. qui manducat meam carnem et bibit meum sanguinem habet vitam aeternam et ego resuscitabo eum in novissimo die
6 56 For my flesh is meat indeed: and my blood is drink indeed. caro enim mea vere est cibus et sanguis meus vere est potus
6 57 He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me: and I in him. qui manducat meam carnem et bibit meum sanguinem in me manet et ego in illo
6 58 As the living Father hath sent me and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, the same also shall live by me. sicut misit me vivens Pater et ego vivo propter Patrem et qui manducat me et ipse vivet propter me
6 59 This is the bread that came down from heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eateth this bread shall live for ever. hic est panis qui de caelo descendit non sicut manducaverunt patres vestri manna et mortui sunt qui manducat hunc panem vivet in aeternum

(www.latinvulgate.com)

How would protestants interpret this ?

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Today i was in the train coming to school. A middle aged lady came in. I was standing at this corner beside the train door. She suddenly keep coughing towards me and of cause i will attempt to breathe from other corners wherever i can. I SAW THIS RED EMERGENCY BUTTON BESIDE ME. With the woman still coughing, i was so so tempted to press the emergency button but i did not because i saw the penalty for misuse sign. hahahahahahahahaha.

TTFN!

Per Christum Dominum Nostrum

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