Tag Archive: Catholicism

Christian History and the Catholic Church – Part 4

Does the Roman Catholic Church have proof of her asserted supreme authority in the writings of a second-century bishop? If she does it would greatly strengthen her claim to be “the one, true… Continue reading

Christian History and the Catholic Church – Part 3

It is a testament to the superintendence of God protecting and sustaining the church, his bride, that she has survived nearly two millennia of heresies, persecutions, divisions, and direct attacks aimed at consigning… Continue reading

Christian history and the Catholic Church – Part 2

I can’t blame ‘em. I can’t blame Roman Catholic apologists for reading their beliefs into ancient Christian writings…for finding in them evidence that they expect to find which objectively isn’t there. They have… Continue reading

Christian history and the Catholic Church – Part 1

Most Christians, I think it’s safe to say, don’t concern themselves with church history. Whether they grew up in the church or came to faith later on they feel no compulsion to familiarize… Continue reading

To my Catholic friends and family

In a crisis, we can either hunker down, fight, or flee. We can try and protect ourselves until the crisis is over, actively engage in the struggle to end the crisis, or get… Continue reading

She will survive

The Catholic Church has been through this before and survived, and she will again. If papal mistresses, murders, excessive greed and gross immorality in centuries past didn’t bring her down, neither will these… 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

The Sola Fide Highway

Heaven can wait, as the saying goes…don’t rush me. I’ve got a lot of living to do on earth yet. Still, unless we believe this life is all there is, we hope and… Continue reading

These eye-opening verses cannot be ignored

Okay, Catholic friend, I have another question for you. If, as the Roman Catholic Church teaches, the Reformers’ cry of sola fide is dead wrong, how do you understand all the verses in… Continue reading