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In view of the above, Protestantism is suffering from the lack of other important saving realities attested to by the Bible and the practices of the early Christians: Jesus' full presence in the Eucharist as "living bread" (Jn -58) and the anamnesis or memorial sacrifice of the Mass (Lk ; 1 Cor ), power to "forgive sins" (Jn ), and the other five sacraments celebrated by validated successors of the Apostles, "the keys of the kingdom" of "the Rock", St.Peter (and his successors) (Mt -19), the visible Church of the "body of Christ" (1 Cor ,27), "intercessions" of Mary and the saints (1 Tm 2), belief in "sins forgiven in the age to come" or purgatory (Mt ), joyful redemptive suffering (Col ), and the harmony of reason with faith to know God who is Logos or Reason (Jn 1:1) and the intelligible reality he created, according to critics.Criticism of Protestantism covers critiques and questions raised about Protestantism, the movement based on Martin Luther's Reformation principles of 1517.While critics praise Protestantism's Christ-centered and Bible-centered faith, Protestantism is faced with criticism from different sources and based on different grounds.
Former Protestant Jimmy Akin asserted that the "Bible-only" position was self-refuting as the Bible itself does not prescribe the official list or canon of the Bible books, and he had to trust the Catholic church and its claim to infallibility in its choice of books.
Critics argue that New Testament books were written during a period that starts two decades after the death of Jesus Christ, and thus the Church precedes the Bible, and "the Bible presupposes the Church".
The New Testament is not a building manual per se but a description of a community with established policies and practices of devotion, structures of authority and decision-making, says Scott Hahn.
Since there was a debate in the early Church on the authorship and canonical status of a number of New Testament books (e.g., Hebrews, Revelation, James, 2 Peter, 2 and 3 John, and Jude) and the Church decided which belonged to the canon, this meant that the Protestant foundational doctrine on the very nature of Scripture was dependent on the Church.
Thus, if the Bible is infallible, then the Church must be infallible and can do other infallible actions, a doctrine that Protestants deny.