Roman Protestants
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QuisUtDeus says:-

"Of course, as you imply, one can certainly be misguided in holding to tradition for the sake of it and becoming disobedient to lawful orders.  It is often difficult to figure out when one is being obedient to a superior obedience vs. their own ideas."

So there is room for doubts. This is because the charism of 'infallability' is given to the Magisterium or the "Teaching Authority" of the Church, not to any individual, individual bishop or leader.  The Tradition of the Church is a living tradition; a mustard seed that has grown into a tree. It is natural (and not unhealthy) that the Tree should attract all sort of birds to it and that it grows branches in all directions. It may also be necessary for the purification of the Church from time to time. But, the Father shall prune those branches that produce no or bad fruits. Luther, among others, tried to uproot the Tree. We see the bad fruits of it. In the end, believing that the Church will not err is an act of faith which is certain of what we hope for: that even if we do not see the fruits of any reform in our lifetime , we are certain that they are good in the end. Lest we forget that today St Anthanasius is honored in the same Church which he initially tried to reform. No one is greater than the Master.
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Roman Protestants - by Vincentius - 04-17-2009, 02:56 PM
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