I received a package in the mail last week from a Roman Catholic woman in our area. We have never met, but she thought I could use a little booklet entitled, "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth." It was published by Catholic Answers. (www.catholic.com) This group is "the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America." They obviously have tremendous zeal to spread Catholic teachings to others. In fact, there are 5 million copies of this booklet in print.
"Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth" is very revealing. It was written by people who have been thoroughly immersed in Catholic doctrine. It states, "We are lay people devoting our full-time efforts to promoting the Catholic faith." The booklet has been endorsed and declared "free of doctrinal errors" by Roman Catholic theologians, but laid out in simple terms.
I was especially interested in the way they described the...
Unprofitable Servant wrote: John, thanks for your response. So, let ask you this in light of your saying Catholics are not unbelievers because they worship Jesus as God. James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (KJV) Some of the strongest statements acknowledging the deity of the Lord came from the demons he was casting out. I am not equating Catholics to demons, just saying that just because one acknowledges Jesus as God does not necessarily make someone one of the redeemed.
I am not stating that because one worships Jesus as God that they are saved. One becomes saved only after embracing Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The demons do not worship Jesus as God. The demons of course worship their boss Satan.
John Yurich USA wrote: J Unprofitable Servant, Catholics are not unbelievers because they worship Jesus as God. Unbelievers don't worship Jesus as God. ...
John, thanks for your response. So, let ask you this in light of your saying Catholics are not unbelievers because they worship Jesus as God.
James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. (KJV)
Some of the strongest statements acknowledging the deity of the Lord came from the demons he was casting out. I am not equating Catholics to demons, just saying that just because one acknowledges Jesus as God does not necessarily make someone one of the redeemed.
FormerRomanCatholicCultist wrote: I See This "Jesuit" Controlled Website Removed My Previously Posted Comment Without Saying Which "Jesuit" 'moderator' Removed It !
You tell us you don't know who removed you post. You also tell us the person who removed your post is a "Jesuit" 'moderator'. Since you don't know who removed your post it is impossible for you to know the person is a "Jesuit" 'moderator', therefore your statement is silly.
Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria. Hosea 7:11 KJV
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Jim Lincoln wrote: Interesting, just from what I can see from the cover, but again it gives no real description? I would hope that it isn't The New Catholic Evangelization work? Something that John Y., in his own way is pushing. Catholic salvation isn't the Salvation Provided by God. John Y. How can a sinful person be accepted by a holy and Righteous God? Is not self-justification which I would submit you have been doing on SA for years.
Jim Lincoln, I am not pushing for individuals to become Catholic. I could care less if someone becomes Catholic because I don't consider the Catholic Church to be the only True Church. I consider any church that worships Jesus as God to be a True Church.
Unprofitable Servant, Catholics are not unbelievers because they worship Jesus as God. Unbelievers don't worship Jesus as God. The reason why I have not left the Catholic Church yet is not because I believe that leaving it would have an effect on my eternal destiny. It is because I am more comfortable with the liturgical worship over the non liturgical worship of Evangelical Protestant Churches. I don't have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness because I reject and repudiate the unscriptural RCC doctrines and I only adhere to the scriptural RCC doctrin
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: It is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that makes the believer's life and way of life different. The Spirit's control over a life results in a lifestyle characterized by holiness thereby giving evidence of salvation..... Every believer's life is being transformed by the Spirit. This transformation will be ultimately culminated in glorification, guaranteed by the Spirit's presence. Today the redeemed are under obligation and are responsible to live under the authority and control of the Spirit. In doing so, the resulting life is evidence of genuine salvation. A profession of faith without an observable change of life is an indication of no salvation.
The warning given is that a life still given over to the control of the flesh and its satisfaction will result in damning corruption and ultimate destruction.
It is not, it was actually at one point carried by Banner of Truth, not sure if it still is. Webster is a former Catholic who has been saved through God's grace and has many books that explain in detail, in as loving a way as possible, why the RCC is a cult. Unless you are completely ignorant to the teaching of the church or hell bent on ecumenism at any cost, you cannot be a Christian by the bibles definition and affirm, or sit under their authority.