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Catholicism

Does the Bible Teach Sola Scriptura?
When in 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg he was merely disputing abuses in the Roman Catholic practice of "indulgences."
Questions From Catholics
Introduction by Donna Morley: Over the last few years, I have received emails from Catholics who have asked me some good questions, and have made some thought provoking statements. Iíve decided to collect some of the more common questions and comments and provide them here for those interested.
The Traditions of Men
Consider. Each of the following traditions has been brought into the Catholic church. Not one of these traditions are mentioned in the Old or New Testament.
An Evangelical Appraisal of Contemporary Catholicism
Part 1
A crucial starting point in an appraisal of the Roman Catholic church is to understand some of the unique sociological features of contemporary Catholicism. Erroneous classifications of Catholicism frequently fail to grasp the significant diversity within the church.
An Evangelical Appraisal of Contemporary Catholicism
Part 2
Catholicism possesses a foundational orthodoxy reflected in its affirmation of the crucial doctrines expressed in the ancient ecumenical creeds. Nevertheless, Protestants detect serious problems in Catholic theology in that the church affirms teachings that are extraneous and inconsistent with its orthodox (Christian) foundation.
An Evangelical Appraisal of Contemporary Catholicism
Part 3
Traditional Roman Catholicism has always, in its official pronouncements, held sacred Scripture in high esteem. Indeed, doctors of the church such as Jerome, Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas -- when dealing with Holy Writ -- at times sound positively Protestant. Unfortunately, Roman Catholicism has not followed their lead and has elevated extrabiblical tradition to the same level as the Bible. The authors maintain this is a serious error, having dire consequences on the practical formation of the layperson's Christian faith. Scripture itself should be the final authoritative guide for the Christian.
An Evangelical Appraisal of Contemporary Catholicism
Part 4
Papal infallibility was formalized at the First Vatican Council, A.D. 1870. It is required belief for Roman Catholics but is rejected by evangelicals. On examination, the major biblical texts used to defend this dogma do not support the Catholic position. Further, there are serious theological and historical problems with the doctrine of papal infallibility.
Apparitions of the Virgin Mary: Part 1
Part 1 of a series discussing the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
Apparitions of the Virgin Mary: Part 2
Part 2 of a series discussing the apparitions of the Virgin Mary.
A Message For Former Catholics
Some people see God's truth simply and suddenly, like a light being turned on inside them. They walk out of Catholicism and into Biblical Christianity without looking back, and without emotional turmoil. That is wonderful. It is a precious gift from God. For many former Catholics, there are difficult emotional issues which we have to deal with. Often our new friends in our new church don't understand them.
Evangelicals and Catholics Together
March 29, 1994, saw a development that some have touted as the most significant event in Protestant-Catholic relations since the dawn of the Reformation. A document titled ďEvangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third MillenniumĒ was published with a list of more than thirty signatories...
Salvation by Works?
In John 5:28-29 Jesus is in a debate with the Judean Jews, talking about the authority of the Son of Man to command the resurrection of the dead. He then adds a comment that refers to the two classes of resurrected people, not as believers and unbelievers, but as "those who have done good" and "those who have done evil." Does not this indicate that eternal life is given on the basis of one's deeds?...