Comparing Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity

Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way


Psalm 119:130

NKJV

The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.


Though I’m a former Catholic, I haven’t gone to   Proclaiming the Truth , Mike Gendron’s ministry, for learning resources. That will probably change. This morning my husband and I watched this extremely helpful video.


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Brought From Darkness Into Light

He Hath Said

…by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles… and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. – Matthew 4:15-16

Men who know not the truth, since they must have some faith, seek out many inventions; for, if they are not taught of God, they soon become taught of Satan, and apt scholars are they in his school. Galilee was noted for the heresies which abounded there. But what a mercy it is that God can save heretics. Those who have received false doctrine, and added darkness to darkness in so doing, can yet be brought into the glorious light of truth. Though they may have denied the Deity of Christ, though they may have doubted the inspiration of Scripture, though they may have fallen into many traps and pitfalls of false doctrine, yet the Divine Shepherd, when He…

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Blotting Out God: Dream On

hattip: jenecolvin

EttingerWriting.com

By David Ettinger

He’s Back
DaVinciCodeDan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is back with a new novel called Origin. In it, Brown continues his assault upon Christianity and the existence of God. Brown recently appeared on the CBS news program “Sunday Morning.” According to the show, Brown’s new book “puts God on the edge of extinction.”[1]

Brown said, “Traditionally, all the gods fall. And my question is, are we naïve to believe that the gods of today will not suffer the same fate?”[2] “Sunday Morning” correspondent Tony Dokoupil followed up with this question: “Would that be a better planet?” Brown’s reply was expected: “I personally believe that our planet would be absolutely fine without religion, and I also feel that we’re evolving in that direction.”[3]

This – the blotting out of God and religion – is the ultimate atheist dream, a dream which will…

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Exposing the Common Errors in Biblical Interpretation

An important teaching for every Christian:

Many teachers will twist scriptures because they use faulty interpretation methods. This is how many are fooled into believing they can celebrate X Mass and Easter, or that Christians can be homosexuals.

Iron and Clay

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Every Christian tradition needs to ask itself to what degree iron and clay are mixed in its building blocks and to be self-critical about the Gospel sustainability of its foundation.

 

From the article, “The Clay of Paganism with the Iron of Christianity”: Cornelius Van Til’s Critique of Roman Catholicism

(hattip: Maria from A Pilgrim’s Progress

Questioning God? : A warning

Eternal Blood

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Recently I read an article that disturbed me. A catholic priest was a guest on a popular Christian radio show. A mother called in with a question to the priest. Her young son had learned in church how God in 1 Samuel commanded Saul to kill the Amalek and all that they had, to spare them not, even down to the children. He asked his mother how God, who is a God of love, could do such a thing. The mother admitted she didn’t have a good answer to give her son. The priest’ answer was at best ignorant, at worst a lie. He questioned Gods intentions and utterly twisted scripture to soften the story and chocked it up to a mistake. Well, let me say this and say it LOUD. God doesn’t make mistakes. Ever. This priest is a false teacher and according to my bible is in danger…

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The Lesson of the Golden Calf

The children of Israel languished in impatience and unbelief at the base of Mount Sinai, waiting for Moses, who seemingly would not return.  Impatience grew into murmuring, murmuring into loud complaining.  They had never seen God with their eyes; and now His anointed, “this Moses, . .we wot [know] not what is become of him.”  He too, it appeared, had vanished, never to return.  “Up,” they enjoined Aaron, “make us gods.”  The natural yearning of their hearts demanded visible forms for religious expression and someone or something to lead them now that they believed Moses was gone.  But there is a price to be paid; the pure must be forfeited to produce the crass.  They must part with their gold and bring it to Aaron; he took it, “and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods (Elohim), O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.  And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.”  The children of Israel looked upon this idol and called it “Elohim …which brought thee up out of Egypt.”  Aaron ratified this designation, for with the image as centerpiece, tomorrow would be a feast to Jehovah.  But what did God see?  The answer is given in Scripture, “They made a calf in Horeb and worshipped the molten image.  Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass; they forgat God their Savior, which had done great things in Egypt.”[29]

The Apostle Paul tells us that idolatry is changing, “the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like unto corruptible man, and to birds, and to fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.[30]  What was their glory, and is the Church’s glory, is in truth the glory of God Himself; and it cannot, and must not, be represented by an image of a man or a beast.  God, knowing the evil inclinations of men, and their struggle to justify their ungodly deeds, especially those done in the name of religion has declared, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”[31]  Whatever theologians may debate concerning this verse, one thing is clear, if you give a physical representation to Christ’s face, then you have defined and defiled the glory of God.  Whether a “man” or an “ox that eateth grass,” any attempt to replicate that glory, save that which God does Himself, is idolatry.

The Practice of Idolatry Within the Church