Skip to main content

In Search of Scholarly Anti-Catholic Literature in Your Local Christian Bookstore

I remembered the time I got saved and I really just got dabbled into one anti-Catholic site or literature after the other.  I had the failure of not only investigating the source but also the method.  Some of these sites mix truth with error or have their own personal agendas of bitterness and revenge rather than evangelism.  Other books and literature tend to rely on the sensationalist or conspiracy theorist approach.  Worse, it has become a problem that many Christians are so accustomed to the conspiracy theorist approach where they end up spending time trying to uncover the Vatican's activities rather than attack the doctrine of Roman Catholics.  Instead of talking more about correcting heresies by the grace of God; it is very easy to get lost and focus more on the lies and activities of the Devil.

In trying to discuss with Roman Catholics, it is very important to realize that your mission is to spread the Gospel and not to discuss about controversial stuff like Jesuit infiltration, Illuminati activities, the New World Order, etc. because not all the allegations can be proven as true plus that is not the Gospel message.  It is a problem that if we are seeing people who water down the Gospel message then we see people who are cheesy and offensive as possible.  Some Christian ministries may deliver the right message of salvation but do a lot of questionable methods like do they even have to post some unsightly images like an aborted fetus or tortured people?  The focus is all about correcting wrong doctrine and the problem of the conspiracy theory approach is that there is the tendency to make the fallacy of division or generalization.  Many of them tend to indirectly pose all Roman Catholics as criminals instead of victims of false teachings.  I do agree there are many criminals who are Roman Catholics like there are many criminals who are Muslims.  It is still important to remember that the focus is the Gospel and not about, "Did you know the Vatican was responsible for two major world wars?" or use a copy of "The Two Babylons" where some Christian scholars may agree that Alexander Hislop is not a reliable historian or has been arguing based on logical fallacies.

In trying to contrast Roman Catholic doctrine vs. "Protestant" or born again Christian doctrine, it is important to focus on discussing about the differences.  One good book I can recommend would be that of Anthony Pezotta titled "Truth Encounter" which compares the beliefs of Roman Catholicism with sacred Scriptures and some historical details.  It discusses issues on salvation, doctrine and practice on contrast to the Bible.  "Messages from Heaven" examines the Mary of the Bible vs. the Roman Catholic's doctrine of Mary in a scholarly manner.  It addresses how the Roman Catholic view of Mary has ended up in an end-time deception and also shows how even some Roman Catholic scholars had managed to show a certain degree of discernment.  "Answers to My Catholic Friends" by Thomas Heinze shows some answers to when Roman Catholics ask for the differences between their faith and born again Christianity.  In looking for a good book make sure the book discusses more on doctrinal differences and correcting them in a scholarly and non-conspiracy theorist approach.

For a soulwinning video, I could recommend "Catholicism: Crisis of Faith" which includes the testimony of two former Jesuit priests namely Victor Affonso and Bob Bush.  The video contains several testimonies to why they left the Roman Catholic system.  Along the way, these former priests and nuns show from sacred Scripture what is wrong with the Roman Catholic doctrine.  It shows several areas to how Roman Catholicism fails, to why some Roman Catholics left the system and what is really wrong with the religion as a whole.  The video's detailed discussions together with considering the side from a Roman Catholic point of view shows the important differences.  It also shows how Roman Catholicism is not biblical Christianity by discussing doctrine one by one.

Popular posts from this blog

Sorry Homosexuals, God Owns the Rainbow, Not You!

I found this absolutely funny picture and the maker got it right about homosexual activists getting mad at the rainbow light in the Noah's Park exhibit. Who could forget the time when homosexual marriage was made legal that those who are for it used the rainbow on their pictures on Facebook profiles or in other social networks. They claimed the rainbow as their color. I don't apologize for speaking the truth. The Bible is God's covenant with man and not homosexuality's banner of success. Genesis 9:14-17 - "And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: and I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said …

Politically Correct Organizations Need to Take the Beam Out of Their Own Eye First

Politically correct organizations meddling in worldwide affairs is not anything new. Whether it's the Vatican, the European Union, the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and any organization driven by political correctness (and not all of them are Illuminati or Jesuit ran but they're all still dupes of Satan and most of them don't even know it) it's always a problem that they are indeed meddling. While meddling isn't inherently wrong but here's some problems with politically correct organizations:
They only meddle when it's convenient for them as they are guilty of both selective outrage and selective justice.They meddle in the affairs of others without considering their own yard first.They meddle like as if they own the world.
It's stupid how political correctness demands Christians not to judge others but they end up failing to judge themselves. They are always taking "Judge not and you will not be judged." out of context without knowing wha…

The Error of Comparing Protestantism to New Atheism

The amazing blindness of Catholic.com is too amazing isn't it? I just read an article written yesterday which compares Protestantism to New Atheism. As much as the article is written as professionally as possible in contrast to some self-proclaimed apologists I've had a lot of useless arguments with but I'd like to give a friendly rebuke to the writer Karlo Broussard. It's my sincere prayer that Broussard will see the truth from the pages of the Scripture. 
The writer commits the fallacy of categorical error. He compares Sola Scriptura with Richard Dawkins' views on science. Here's one of the statements that really should be considered a categorical error:
Just as science is the only tool Dawkins and company are willing to use to arrive at knowledge of the natural truth, Protestants use only the Bible for determining what is revealed truth. And as many modern atheists reject anything that science cannot detect, so too do Protestants reject any teaching that is…

The Quest For "Unlimited Human Progress" is Really Destroying the Environment

Every time I read from the news of nature's decline due to pollution, how food supply can soon drop anytime, how plant and animal deaths are massively happening I can't help but blame it on one factor: SIN. Yes, sin and most people think it's a fantasy word. It wasn't just a fantasy word that kicked Adam and Eve out of Eden and cursed the Earth with all its imperfections. Sin brought disease and destruction to mankind. Unfortunately, man is to blame for the wanton destruction of the environment all in the name of "unlimited human progress".

You can't divorce science from the Creator and that's a fact. Yet you have people who want to benefit from science without considering the Creator. Christian scientists were conservative because they were aware of one truth that science without ethics is meaningless. I'd like to expand it to say that studying creation without the Creator is absolutely stupid. People can claim that removing God is the key to &qu…

What Does Pisseth Against the Wall Mean?

It's really getting bad for some of my Independent Fundamental Baptist brethren to actually even take the words "pisseth against the wall" which appears at least six times in 1 Samuel 23:22, 1 Samuel 25:34, 1 Kings 14:10, 1 Kings 16:11, 1 Kings 21:21 and 2 Kings 9:8 where the King James actually has the words "pisseth against the wall".  Now I am a King James only-ist but I do not support the stupid interpretation of "pisseth against the wall" by some IFB preachers who have become in some way similar to the Catholic Faith Defenders that they argue against when they should spend their time soulwinning.  Actually I even heard that rather outrageous "pisseth against the wall" sermon by Steven Anderson that was so taken out of context.
So what does pisseth against the wall mean? Let us take a look at these six verses and take it on a exegetic view NOT an eisegetic (out of context) view:
1 Samuel 23:22- "And so more also do God unto the ene…

What's Wrong with the Ang Dating Daan Movement?

The Ang Dating Daan movement is by the Members Church of God International spearheaded by its pastor (and so-called "prophet") Eliseo Soriano.  While claiming to be an expositor of the Scriptures with his "Itanong Mo Kay Soriano" or "Ask Soriano" In English, this religious group actually isn't Christian as some of the ignorant would want to believe.  Though the group claims the Bible is their only authority (as some cults do) but the problem is that they believe only Eli Soriano may interpret the Scriptures.  This is utter heresy!  Not even a great man in the Scriptures, Charles Spurgeon ever made such a preposterous claim!  This is no better than the "true church" movement by Darwin Fish which is exposed by Pastor Phil Johnson as a heretical movement.  In fact, I'm not going to waste my time debating with ADD members, they are a total waste of my time as every other debate.
Unlike John F. Macarthur of Grace to You that actually encoura…

Testimony of Former Iglesia Ni Cristo Member, Now a Born Again Christian

Editor's note: 
First and foremost, I would like to thank the Bereans for this wonderful story of a former Iglesia ni Cristo minister (or pastor), now he has become a Baptist Christian.  It's a sad story that some people have just jumped from one cult to another.  Some members of the Watchtower Society, Charismatic Movement or the Iglesia ni Cristo have left Roman Catholicism but they have never truly come to know the truth of salvation is by faith in Christ alone and that any good works after Christian life is but the grace of God at work in the believer.  Now for this brave testimony that I can really share after many years of searching for one testimony which I hope will further bring more INC members to Jesus Christ.

May I begin with a word of prayer that in the midst of all these trouble, I call upon Jesus Christ the Son of God who the Iglesia ni Cristo deny is indeed God, the only way to salvation, that they trust upon their works and church membership than Him alone.  I…