Many Catholic apologists are quick to laud the “ancient” traditions of their Church as proof of it being the one true body of Jesus.
I, for one, wonder how such a claim can honestly be made about the supposed thousands of years of tradition … that changes every few decades!
Don’t believe me? Think I’m just some hateful, lying Catholic basher? Then take, for example, one of the latest announcements of the Vatican concerning capitol punishment.
Not only is the Catholic Church changing its own position on a topic (which happens on a consistent basis, especially in connection to political pressure and power), it is also blatantly contradicting the plain, principled and authoritative writings of the word of God for the church (see Romans 13:1-7). But why should such be a shocker? After all, the Catholic Church insists, and practices thereby, that the “oral traditions” built by college of bishops and the Pope, amongst other influential leaders, have the right to guide the Church even when such practices and teachings contradict the doctrine of Christ and his apostles and prophets revealed and recorded during the first century (Ephesians 2:19-22, Jude 1:3) – not the twenty-first century!
I realize there are many Catholics who are genuine in their desire to please God and to serve Christ, and this is why I plead with such people to open their eyes to the undeniable truth that the Catholic Church is not what it claims to be. If one cannot become or be a practicing Catholic by simply following what the Bible teaches, and they obviously cannot, then why would one want to be a member of something the Bible refuses to identify, through emphatic and silent declaration, as true and honorable in relation to the undeniable teachings and understandings of the first century church?
Follow the true traditions that have guided the church for millennia, not ones that change before one generation takes the place of another.