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Questions from Society 315

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Questions Covered:

  • 14:25 - How did the Vatican end up in Rome, Italy along with the body of 19:19 - How many popes sat on the chair of Peter during the life of St. John the apostle? Are any of their writings to the Church available anywhere?
  • 22:42 - I’ve been discussing the sacrifice of the mass with my wife who is protestant, and I told her that we, the regular attendee, are part of the sacrifice – partakers – and how we participate frequently in Christ’s perpetual sacrifice… Could you elaborate for me? It would be great if you could take us all the way from leviticus to the images of the lamb (as sacrificed) in revelation. How are our offerings involved too?
  • 37:10 - Does the fact that that Didache does not appear to refer specifically to the Real Presence (only mentions the “Eucharist”) pose a problem for the assertion that the Early Church did actually believe in the Real Presence, since the Didache was one of the earliest surviving documents that we have from the Early Church?
  • 46:00 - Where does the Bible say that a book CAN’T be a valid part of the Old Testament unless it’s quoted from in the New Testament? (this Protestant line of reasoning seems like a “Tradition of Men” to me.)
  • 51:40 - I know we have the lineage of the Popes documented but the succession of bishops isn’t as well recorded – how can we know that certain branches of bishops are within succession? And if a bishop went off the rails went about those he ordained?
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