The East-west Schism / The Great schism (1054) – Eastern Orthodox / Roman Catholic Church schism. Many people (even protestants) believe the division in the church started with Martin Luther. I hope to ‘briefly’ cover some of the major events before the protestant reformation and God willing as accurately as possible. In 1054 there was a split between the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church. Their dispute was over the Papacy (which developed over time), changes in the Nicene Creed (Rome changed it) – and other things I wont cover here. I wont get into the creed here but simply put, Rome Changed theRead More →

In my previous article I spoke about the Roman Catholic view of the atonement. If you haven’t read it yet,  please click here. To summarize Jesus wasn’t literally punished (Isaiah 53), smitten, or stricken on the cross, and God doesn’t ‘experience’ emotions but in particular anger, & wrath. Here is a link to the Roman Catholic article I’ve been quoting from. To clarify, I agree that God’s emotions aren’t like ours. Our emotions are tainted with sin that is why things like ‘vengeance’ belong to the Lord (Rom 12:19). Even our love is tainted with sin. Even on our best day none of us canRead More →

14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 I spent 3 weeks having discussions with my Roman Catholic friends and family on the atonement of Christ. The Roman Catholic Churches position on the atonement is that Jesus Christ wasn’t literally punished by God. The centerpiece that started this discussion was Isaiah 53. The responses were so complex and long I am going to split this into multiple articles while trying to keep it simple as possible. The Roman Catholic article I will be quoting from can be found here. The quotes from the article are in maroon.Read More →

It is with the utmost love, and respect that I write these blog posts that are in opposition to Roman Catholic teachings. It is my desire for my Roman Catholic friends and family to come to know the truth that their Churches teachings are not in alignment with scripture. I hope to demonstrate today that the Roman Catholic Mass contradicts scripture as it adds to the finished work of Christ the will of man, sacrifices and offerings of Mary, & the dead saints. The RC Mass only offers a partial forgiveness of some sins which is a direct contradiction of Hebrews 10. I pray theRead More →

I used to go to psychics, consult with mediums, and my wife and I used to really enjoy ‘ghost hunting’ not realizing this was a sin. I’ve since repented of this and walked away from that dangerous practice. I understand that people who engage in this kind of stuff don’t think it’s wrong, and in many ways see it as ‘good’ just as I did; but according to God’s Word the dead cannot hear us, so who, or whatever we are consulting with, is not human and unlikely an angel of light. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 For the living know that they will die, but the deadRead More →

Heard this from a brother yesterday and grabbed my Catechism of the Catholic Church to confirm. And it is there CCC 841 states: “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” I would have accepted this at one point in my life before truly knowing who Jesus is and not having an understanding of the basics of Islam. Who is the creator? IsRead More →

Pope Francis recently revised (changed) an official teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on the death penalty declaring it “inadmissible.” Catholic answers states this somehow is not in contradiction to past teachings and uses words like: ‘doctrinal development’ , ‘an increasing awareness’, ‘reformulated’, ‘a new understanding’, etc. This may or may not be a big deal for many Roman Catholics but this will no doubt make things difficult for many Roman Catholic apologists who staunchly defend the Roman Catholic faith. Peter D. Williams, a Roman Catholic apologist in a very recent debate (2018 not sure the month/day) with Dr. James White on the RC teachingRead More →

In my last blog post I talked about Pope Francis telling a little boy to pray to his dad who died an unbeliever. He told the crowd that the atheists work of baptizing his children surely pleased God because it’s more difficult for an non-believer to baptize his children then it is for a believer. He declared the man ‘had a good heart’ (speaking about the subject of heaven). He declared we are all children of God even if we’re not baptized. He declared God, having the heart of a father, would not leave his children far from Him when they are good. He askedRead More →

John 3:3 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His [a]only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” What do these verses mean to you? How do we become born again? Can we become born again after death? What does Jesus mean by ‘believe?’ Is God just saying this is a negotiable thing depending on your level of knowledge of Him? Is there maybe a ‘no fault of yourRead More →

I came across this article last night from a Mass that Pope Francis spoke seen here, and video here. Before I say anything, for my Roman Catholic friends/family this isn’t an attack on any of you personally. I’m not questioning your faith or salvation. I only ask that you lend me your ear/eyes for a few minutes. Feel free to rebuke my statements or correct any errors I may have made here. In the Mass the Pope instructs us to turn to Mary for prayer, to protect us, to guard our faith, and without her we cannot be children of God. He is using Biblical languageRead More →