Galatians and the Papacy

Paul’s Autobiographical Defense While preaching through the book of Galatians, a portion of the chapter became an interesting look into the first century relations between the people of God and the Apostles, and it dawned on me how powerful of a testimony this passage is against the claims of the Papacy from the Roman Catholic Church. When one reads through or thinks about the book … Continue reading Galatians and the Papacy

A Roman Catholic Contradiction

Introduction There is a tough text in Romans 2 that comes up often in the debate with Roman Catholics on whether a person is justified by faith, or by faith and works. Verse 13 reads, “For it is not the hearers of the Law who are justified, but the doers of the Law who will be justified.” Roman Catholics often use this verse to teach … Continue reading A Roman Catholic Contradiction

Protestant Resolutions: The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

What an honor it is to experience the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. On such an important day as this, I felt the only blog that could possibly do justice to the many issues that divided us in the 16th century, and still divide us today, is to write my personal confession. Below is a list of theological resolutions which clearly explain the … Continue reading Protestant Resolutions: The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

Mary Was Not Sinless

Dr. Tony Costa recently debated Dr. Robert Sungenis on the Roman Catholic doctrine known as “Immaculate Conception.” Rome teaches that Mary was not born with sin, and never committed a sin prior to death, an/or prior to her bodily assumption (While all Roman Catholics believe she bodily assumed, some Roman Catholic denominations believe that Mary never died). In the debate, during the Cross-Examination period, Dr. Sungenis … Continue reading Mary Was Not Sinless

The Granddaddy of Them All (1)

I decided not to finish the blog post responding to 21 Reasons To Reject Sola Scriptura with the most important one of them all: Does the Bible teach it? I decided in the next and last installment there is room for a stronger finish. Thus, that brings us to the ultimate issue on the protestant side. A seasoned Catholic apologist will make this the number one response … Continue reading The Granddaddy of Them All (1)

Because God Said So (11)

When building, begin  start from the ground up. Foundations come first. Walls, windows, ceilings, carpets, those things come later. This method of construction applies to buildings and blogging alike. Hence, in the response 21 Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura, an anachronistic approach is necessary. It is also necessary then that there be some overlap as similar arguments and issues are tackled first. The next installment of the … Continue reading Because God Said So (11)

That Awkward Moment When The Title of the Book Contradicts the Author’s Worldview

Gerry Matatics was once a well known “Catholic” apologist. Gerry has a book titled How the Bible Converted Me To Catholicism: One Protestant Minister’s Surprising Journey of Faith. However, according to Gerry’s own public statements, and Catholic teaching itself, it is actually impossible for the Bible to convert someone to Roman Catholicism. In almost any debate with Protestants, Gerry follows classic Catholic Apologetic methods and … Continue reading That Awkward Moment When The Title of the Book Contradicts the Author’s Worldview