On the Journey with Matt and Ken, Ep. 48:
Christian Authority – Scripture Plus Tradition Makes Sense
Matt Swaim and Ken Hensley continue to discuss how they went from Evangelical Christian understandings of authority to embracing what the Catholic faith teaches about the relationship between Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium.
The Catechism tells us that “Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are bound closely together, and communicate one with the other.” (CCC 80) Tradition isn’t an alternative authority, but an authority that only makes sense in light of Scripture, and vice versa.
And without Scripture and Tradition working together, each believer is left to figure out for themselves what it means to be a Christian, and the natural outcome is a deeply divided and individualistic Christianity.