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De Sacrae Scripturae perfectione, et inutili traditionum non scriptarum ad eam adjectione

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This chapter investigates perfection of Holy Scripture. It debates the perfection of Holy Scripture only with respect to its content, both absolutely or in itself and in relation and opposition to the unwritten traditions. For the rules and marks, Robert Bellarmine puts forward outside Holy Scripture are doubtful, as Scripture alone is the most reliable indicator of right and wrong in all the things one must believe and keep. For everyone who together with the Roman church, which claims for itself an unbroken succession from the apostles, errs in thinking that Holy Scripture does not contain everything that is necessary for salvation, can be deceived easily in the following aspect also: that some other doctrine which actually did not emanate from the apostles is apostolic. Even the papal teachers admit that the church of that time was misled by its own teachers in these matters.

Keywords: Holy Scripture; papal teachers; perfection; Robert Bellarmine; Roman church; salvation; unwritten traditions



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