I could write in Jesus but I don’t think he’d win

“Vote your conscience,” those of faith are hearing from others of faith. But honestly, I don’t know if that advice is anywhere near practical in this election year. The implication of this counsel… Continue reading

Untangling a mess to reveal a decision

And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” – Zechariah 5:6 It’s three weeks… Continue reading

Philo-less Sophia

I think Caroline is a pretty name and I like owning it. My parents named me after my father’s mother who died giving birth to him, so that makes it extra-special to me.… Continue reading

That is why

On the one hand, faith in Christ by itself is not enough to guarantee salvation, because faith is a gift. – Karl Keating That is why it depends on faith, in order that… Continue reading

Oh, the contrasts

So if you look at all these verses taken together, Jake, what we see, I think, is the necessity for both faith and works. Jake is the man with a question. Karl Keating,… Continue reading

Give me the bad news first

Works matter. No doubt about it. And any evangelical worth his or her salt (Matthew 5:13) will tell you that. Are we saved by faith alone? Absolutely. And any Catholic who honestly wrestles… Continue reading

Adattf, Part 4

And he also went on, of course, in Philippians 2:12 to say, “Work out your salvation in fear and trembling.” Well, you don’t have to work out your salvation at all if you’re… Continue reading

A doctrine according to the flesh, part 3

Now who, beyond Paul…Damascus Road experience…who could arguably claim a greater born again experience? But that’s what he said. What did the apostle Paul say in support of the Catholic doctrine of salvation… Continue reading

A doctrine according to the flesh, part 2

Last time I began dissecting a defense of the Catholic doctrine of salvation by the founder of Catholic Answers, Karl Keating, which he commenced by dismissing verses that appear to teach salvation by… Continue reading

A doctrine according to the flesh

The complex and biblically selective Roman Catholic doctrine of salvation often results in Catholic apologists giving with one hand what they take back with the other. ‘You can’t win heaven, it’s a free… Continue reading