roman catholicism

  1. Travis Fentiman

    Contra Romanism & that She is a Church & Her Baptism is Valid, etc.

    Friends, What does one do when a very good defender of Romanist doctrines poses arguments that seem legitimate, and one is not able to answer them? I have built a library of works (concentrated on the 1600’s) that systematically refute Romanism doctrine by doctrine in order that you can...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Haeralis

    John Milton on how moral degeneracy leads to popery

    This quote stood out to me while reading Milton's Prose, notwithstanding the fact that the man's theology is the subject of deep controversy. Many, pointing to De Doctrina Christiana, maintain that Milton was a heretical Arian. But the authenticity of the Arian section of that treatise, and...
  6. Matthew G. Bianco

    Understanding the Mindset of IFBs

    Independent Fundamentalist Baptists (IFBs) are fond of saying Calvinism is a “doctrine of devils” because it teaches strongly on repentance. Being once an IFB myself holding that same position, I can tell you exactly what is wrong with their thinking. It has to do with not allowing for proper...
  7. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Does the Roman Catholic Church reject the Penal Substitution Atonement theory?

    Grace and peace! I came across a very intersting passage in Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum, Thomas Aquinas. Talking about the death of Christ he says: "Fourthly, we incur the punishment due to sin. For the justice of God demands that whosoever sins must be punished. This punishment...
  8. Von

    1 John 4:3-4 and Roman Catholicism

    1 John 4:3-4 says: By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already...
  9. Matthew G. Bianco

    Dating a Roman Catholic?

    A theoretical situation came to my mind and I wanted to ask about it here. What if I, a devoted Reformed Christian in a Christian college, came across a girl. We like each other, I think about asking her out, but learn she is a Roman Catholic. Or even worse: we date for awhile because she says...
  10. 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...
  11. C

    Pelagianism: A Conversation I Had With Two Roman Catholic Friends

    So, recently I had a conversation with two Roman Catholic friends, a man and a woman. Both are well educated in the Catholic tradition. Both are conservative, pro-life, and completely committed to following the teaching of the Roman magisterium. Particularly, I overheard four comments that...
  12. M

    Works refuting Roman Catholicism

    Hello, I would like to know what are some of the greatest works of the 20th and 21st centuries that refutes the main Roman Catholic dogmas (such as church government and the Pope's office, worshipping and praying to the saints, etc.). Thank you
  13. Mrs. Bailey

    The Cursillo....

    Dear Mr. Moderator, if this isn't the right place for this, will you please let me know :) Thanks! Tonight we received a text from a man who we've been sharing the gospel with over the past 5 years in visits to an Indian Reservation. This was not unusual, as we get text usually once a week or...
  14. johnbugay

    Discussion of Hahn's Dissertation on Covenant Theology

    At Jason Stellman's Blog, De Regnis Duobus, Jason is hosting a review and discussion of the published version of Scott Hahn's PhD dissertation, Kinship and Covenant, (recently published by Yale University Press). Jason is a WSC grad, pastor of Exile Presbyterian Church (PCA), and has been over...
  15. sgtdabney

    Help: Historical Development of Transubstantiation

    I have a question for my more learned brethren regarding the Roman doctrine of transubstantiation. This question came up during a street witnessing encounter with two of the other elders of my church (I arrived after it was already over) and it stirred some interest in me. As a former...
  16. C

    Is the Roman Catholic Mass / worship idolatry or not?

    Is the Roman Catholic Mass / worship idolatry or not? Why or why not? ***I am not quite sure why many struggle in answering this question, but, I hope to gain an understanding why this is so - I am not content with my speculations. So, for those who refrain from answering, please, at...
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