A Short Exposition of 2nd Peter 2 in Light of the Current Crisis in the Church
Are you a permanent deacon?  If not, you don't have the authority to do this.


Moreover, the same sacred and holy Synod,--considering that no small utility may accrue to the Church of God, if it be made known which out of all the Latin editions, now in circulation, of the sacred books, is to be held as authentic,--ordains and declares, that the said old and vulgate edition, which, by the lengthened usage of so many years, has been approved of in the Church, be, in public lectures, disputations, sermons and expositions, held as authentic; and that no one is to dare, or presume to reject it under any pretext whatever.

Furthermore, in order to restrain petulant spirits, It decrees, that no one, relying on his own skill, shall,--in matters of faith, and of morals pertaining to the edification of Christian doctrine, --wresting the sacred Scripture to his own senses, presume to interpret the said sacred Scripture contrary to that sense which holy mother Church,--whose it is to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the holy Scriptures,--hath held and doth hold; [Page 20] or even contrary to the unanimous consent of the Fathers; even though such interpretations were never (intended) to be at any time published. Contraveners shall be made known by their Ordinaries, and be punished with the penalties by law established.

"Vatican I" Wrote:# Now since the decree on the interpretation of holy scripture, profitably made by the council of Trent, with the intention of constraining rash speculation, has been wrongly interpreted by some, we renew that decree and declare its meaning to be as follows: that

    * in matters of faith and morals,
    * belonging as they do to the establishing of christian doctrine,
    * that meaning of holy scripture must be held to be the true one,
    * which holy mother church held and holds,
          o since it is her right to judge of the true meaning and interpretation of holy scripture.

# In consequence, it is not permissible for anyone to interpret holy scripture in a sense contrary to this, or indeed against the unanimous consent of the fathers.

If you think you have the authority to preach, or worse, interpret Scripture on your own instead of taking the interpretation of the Fathers, fair enough, but start a blog.  It's not allowed here.

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Re: A Short Exposition of 2nd Peter 2 in Light of the Current Crisis in the Church - by Historian - 02-27-2011, 03:45 AM

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