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  1. Travis Fentiman

    Online Works Against the Roman Apologist Bellarmine

    The Jesuit Robert Bellarmine (d. 1621) was the most important apologist in all of Church history for the Romanist Church. Responses to his works numbered into the several hundreds. As Bellarmine's volumes of disputations covered most doctrines of the Christian faith in an orderly way, so full...
  2. C

    Was Scripture sufficient for Timothy?

    Morning all - I'm meeting with a RC who asked me this question, which I'm not sure how to address. If 2 Tim 3.14-17 teaches the sufficiency of Scripture, was it sufficient for Timothy? I think what he's getting at is that the NT wasn't written yet, so it's really referring to the OT. So if...
  3. C

    Sola Scriptura and the OT

    I've been conversing with a Roman Catholic concerning SS. He asserts SS is a made-up concept and the OT is full of 'tradition'. I see the bottom line as being: Israel did not have a 'inerrant' leader/council (as in Rome claims), so the comparison is invalid. i.e. no where are we pointed to OT...
  4. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Pope Clement XI's Papal Encyclical "Unigenitus", 1713

    This Papal Encyclical, written in the midst of the Jansenism controversy, contains 101 propositions of Pasquier Quesnel (a Jansenist theologian) condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. Along those propositions are found the next: "3. In vain, O Lord, do You command, if You do not give what you...
  5. Haeralis

    Christians visiting churches which preach a false gospel?

    I was recently engaged in a discussion with a nice Christian woman who is participating in an "ecumenical Sunday" event here at the Institute where I am a Fellow. The Roman Catholics will be going to Protestant services and the Protestants will be going to Popish Masses. I explained my...
  6. Haeralis

    Development of the Popish Priesthood in the Early Church?

    It seems to me that the biblical evidence against the institution of any "priesthood" is enormous. The very idea harkens back to the Old Covenant, in which time the people of God needed mediators to communicate with Him. We know from the book of Hebrews, however, that the Old Covenant has found...
  7. Haeralis

    How Aristotle's "Ethics" Helped to Cause the Reformation

    This helpful academic journal article from Dr. Ronald N. Frost delineates the role played by Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in fostering the medieval scholasticism that the Protestant Reformers sought to replace with a purer Augustinian theology. Crucial topics explored within Aristotle’s...
  8. Haeralis

    Ezekiel 33:12-16 and works righteousness

    Today, some Roman Catholics made use of the following passage, Eze. 33:12-16, to propagate their doctrine that God demands righteous works for us to be declared just before Him. I was not familiar with the passage, so I was not sure how to properly interpret it so that it is in-line with the...
  9. Matthew G. Bianco

    Defending Reformed Truths at a Ecumenical College

    I go to Wheaton College. Last month a Roman Catholic student posted up an article on the student forum wall (in the fellowship area) stating that she feels unwelcome at an evangelical school for her Roman Catholic beliefs. She stated that we should all be open arms for each other regardless of...
  10. Jeroen

    Roman Catholic view of Justification in JDDJ and the reformed view.

    I have email contact with a Roman Catholic friend, we have been going back and forth over justification. But whatever I say or whatever I quote from the RC teaching it always comes back to him saying that there is no difference or that it is a semantic discussion or whatever. He does this by...
  11. Bern

    History of the dogma of purgatory

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes anyway: With the upcoming papal visit to the UK, my pastor has asked a few men to take bible studies on the differences between RC doctrines and reformed teachings on various topics, such as Mary and the saints, faith alone...
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