Will you look at this statement in the same light as the first one regarding the Sabbath?
Question. Do you observe other necessary truths as taught by the Church, not clearly laid down in Scripture?
Answer. The doctrine of the Trinity, a doctrine the knowledge of which is certainly necessary to salvation, is not explicitly and evidently laid down in Scripture, in the Protestant sense of private interpretation.” Convert's Catechism. (Catholic) Peter Geiermann. Review & Herald. Feb 24. 1859.
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A Catholic Challenge
Question. Have you have other proofs that they (Protestants) are not guided by the Scriptures?
Answer. Yes; so many that we cannot admit more than a mere specimen into this small work. They reject much that is clearly contained in Scripture, and profess more that is nowhere discoverable in that Divine Book.
Question. Give some examples of both?
Answer. They should, if the Scripture were their only rule, wash the feet of one another…. They should keep, not the Sunday, but the Saturday, according to the commandment…
Question. Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
Answer. Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday…. for the seventh…. a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.
For many years we have, as denomination stood for the Sabbath, and rightly so. In our line-up of proofs, we have quoted from Peter Geiermann, the 'Convert's Catechism' as follows:
This is something we have shown to other Christians, to help them see that the Sabbath is from Rome.
However, we ourselves have not seen another part of these questions and answers. It was produced in the Review and Herald by our pioneers in 1859, but again, few have seen it.
The writer personally searched for it in Geiermann's Catechism, and although it was some way down from the above quotation, it is there.