« Last post by drew on Today at 07:22:26 AM »
You have eliminated the Magisterium as the PROXIMATE RULE OF FAITH. Consequently, you leave a vacuum, which is invariably filled with your private judgment. That's identical to Protestantism. I'm stunned that you don't understand this.
Although you may not, others will appreciate the irony of this post where you insist that the magisterium is "extrinsic to the faith." Again you are repeating the same error again, that has been previously corrected, without any reflection upon its implications. You accuse others of being “Protestant” but this present error you are professing IS a fundamental doctrine of Protestantism.
Faith is believing what God has revealed on the authority of God the revealer. What is “extrinsic” to the faith, is extrinsic to God’s revelation and God’s authority as revealer. You claim that the “magisterium is the rule of faith” and that this “magisterium” is extrinsic to and therefore, not a part of God’s revelation and God’s authority. If it is not from God, then it is from man, and cannot make any claim to infallibility because infallibility is an attribute of God.
Your doctrine, like every Protestant, claims that the Catholic Magisterium is not from God but is a merely human institution and its claims to infallibility in potentia are bogus.
God often lets other fall into the same doctrinal and moral failings they unjustly accuse others of.