Is it acceptable for
Catholics to use Protestant bibles?
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No. The use of
Protestant 'bibles', which may corrupt passages, contain heretical footnotes /
comments / etc. may be dangerous to the faith. As Scripture itself says, "But
even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than
the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said
before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the
one that you received, let that one be accursed!" (St. Paul, Gal. 1:8-9) And,
"After a first and second warning, break off contact with a heretic, realizing
that such a person is perverted and sinful and stands self-condemned." (St.
Paul, Ti. 3:10-11) Note that, traditionally, Protestant 'bibles' have been
viewed as "spiritual poison".
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