They continued to celebrate valid sacraments. So the choice of psalm, hymn and spiritual song is up to the particular congregation, as are the the number to be sung. Imputed Righteousnesss in the New Covenant? >>What you call "some latitude" is really "infinite latitude" because the Bible sets no limits!<>As you have noted, the Liturgy has developed, but nothing has substantially changed, nor have various prayers. This method of questioning is not meant to facilitate a sincere search for truth, but rather its purpose is to lead the Catholic along to a predetermined answer. EJ, It would help if you didn't post multiple posts in a row because it comes off as spamming. But God has not prescribed a particular liturgy for the church to follow. St. John Paul II taught that Jesus experienced the separation caused by sin in His human nature, and that He had to do this in order to make reparation for our sins, which He took upon Himself out of love.The greatest thinker in the Church was St. Thomas Aquinas and he believed that Jesus took our sins upon Himself while on the Cross.As far as imputation is concerned, we do not follow the Calvinist/Lutheran interpretation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money, proposing an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of indulgences in his Ninety-five Thesesof 1517. This should be - without a doubt - an obvious truth that everyone can agree upon. In other words, God seems pleased to leave it up to us to determine Y (how often to celebrate the Eucharist.). Now if the elders of your church (since the church is ruled by a plurality of elders) decide that once a month is an acceptable interpretation of "as often," they would be more than Biblically justified in doing so. The Bible says in James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another a. “Liturgical” is the weasel word here. What is regulated is that we read scripture. These two “solas” are known, respectively, as the formal and material causes of the Reformation. In this beautiful passage we Paul equating man-made worship with idolatry. Commenting on the day’s Scripture reading, in which Moses fashioned a bronze serpent, and the Israelites who looked upon it were healed, the Holy Father drew the comparison with Jesus on the Cross, who heals the sins of his people. It's impossible. Ekenomic, why do you think it is a non-starter? Well, if doctrine and worship is up to your personal preference, then by definition it isn't from God. For here you are assuming the existence of an objective standard (a specific order of worship) that God simply has not prescribed. Real Yoga from India has religious prayers that go along with the different body poses. Palms up? What does "Calling upon the Name of the Lord" mean? That's gravely contrary to what the Catholic Church says and intends. Please try actually addressing the things I say. There are probably others. That being said, the following are the most predominant arguments I've seen used by Protestants against the Immaculate Conception. It's impossible. A Primer on Infant Baptism, Read more: Protestant Implications for Doctrine and Unity, Read more: Petra vs. Petros: The Silence of Luther and the Greeks, Read more: Assumption: Not a Question of History, Read more: The Pridefulness of Sola Scriptura, Read more: St. James and St. Paul on "Works of the Law", Read more: Rob Bell and the Fault Lines of Protestantism. To sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph. Christian Discussion Looking for general lines of argument made to argue either in favor or against Catholic doctrine as opposed to Protestant doctrine. I think Protestants can equally overstep their boundaries in insisting upon particular forms of worship. And it is here that his kingship shines forth in godly fashion: his royal throne is the wood of the Cross,” he underscored. Thus, while the Anglican "liturgy" from then on looked a lot like the Catholic Mass, the essential Catholic elements were stripped out, resulting in essentially a different liturgy and thus losing the essence of Apostolic Worship (i.e.