Sometimes Catholics are accused of being “non Biblical”. We are chastised by some of our fellow Christians who believe that the Bible (as interpreted by the individual believer) is the SOLE rule of faith for Christians. I’m honored to have a guest blogger today. Saint Athanasius (296 – 373 A.D.), one of the early Church Fathers and bishop and Doctor of the Church will provide an answer in support of the Catholic position that the Word of God is transmitted by Sacred Scripture AND Sacred Tradition:
“The very tradition, teaching, and faith of the Catholic Church from the beginning, which the Lord gave, was preached by the apostles and was preserved by the Fathers. On this was the Church founded, and if anyone departs from this, he neither is, nor any longer ought to be called a Christian.” (Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)
Thank you, Saint Athanasius, for reminding us that Sola Scriptura (the Bible alone) was never practiced by the early Church . Happy feast day and please pray for us!