The Veneration of Relics The veneration of relics is not just a bizarre religious practice of Medieval Catholicism. It is still practiced today. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (para 1674) acknowledges the veneration of relics as a form of piety and popular devotion among the faithful. In my country one can find scores of […]
SALVATION VIEWS Catholic ViewFaith + Works=Justification Protestant ViewJustification + Works=Faith Biblical ViewJustification + Works=Faith
The Catholic Church says that the authority of the church resides in the Magisterium (Pope, Cardinals and Bishops) The Bible says that the authority of the church resides in Jesus Christ through His Word under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The problem that Catholics have is that define church as an institution as opposed […]
The Catholic Church says that the Apocrypha are canonical books of the Bible (Divinely inspired) Non-Catholic denominations show that they are not divinely inspired but have spiritual value. The Apocrypha are Not Canonical Question: How do you know that the Protestant Bible is the right one, and not the Catholic Bible, which includes more books […]
The Catholic Church says that it gave us the Bible. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit gave us the Bible. The Roman Catholic Church does not have authority over the Bible.Since the Bible is the Word of God (whether we believe it or not), how can mere men give authority to the Word of […]
The Catholic Church says that the Bible and the Catholic Church determines spiritual truth. Based on 1 Tim 3:15 which reads if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress (foundation) of truth. Because it claims […]
Catholicism teachesJustification is a spiritual rebirth and the lifelong process of sanctification, which begins at the point of the sacrament of baptism. The Bible teachesJustification is the legal declaration of Christ’s righteousness reckoned to the believer at the point of faith, solely as an act of God’s mercy.
Catholicism teachesRegeneration is the lifelong process of infusing grace (spiritual power) to perform meritorious works (in part). The Bible teachesRegeneration is the instantaneous imparting of eternal life and the quickening of the human spirit, making it alive to God.
Catholicism teachesIn the atonement sins are only potentially forgiven, and so must be worked off through a process mediated by the Church and its sacraments over the lifetime of the “believer”. The Bible teachesAll sins are forgiven at the point of salvation, because Christ’s death satisfied all God’s wrath against sin. (Col. 2:13-14)
Catholicism teaches:Grace is a power-separate from God-, which is placed into (infused) a “believer”. This power enables the person to perform works that will earn him or her the “right” to heaven. Bible teaches:Grace is God’s disposition toward mankind, wherein He expresses His mercy and love, so that the believer is now treated as if […]