Bible conversations : Catholic-protestant dialogues on the by Dave Armstrong

By Dave Armstrong

Fifteen dialogues loosely according to encounters of a Catholic apologist with Protestants, over the process approximately 5 years of web discussions on lists, bulletin forums, and personal correspondence. crucial and basic matters that divide Protestants and Catholics are handled: the connection of Bible and culture, the authority of the Church, no matter if the Church and culture might be infallible just like the Bible, how one is stored, the connection of religion and works, even if Catholics think in "salvation via works," grace on my own, and so forth.

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That in no way should be taken to mean that I believe Protestants are consciously working against Christ or are insincere in following Him. Most people are unaware of the logical implications of their own premises – indeed whole systems. I have been arguing that the Protestant system leads (logically) to an unbiblical way of thinking -- even if Protestants are unaware of that fact. P: Substituting external doctrinal uniformity for true inner, spiritual unity will not make the gospel any more believable to unbelievers.

If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed . . For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. And this is assuredly not the truncated four-step evangelical "gospel" -- it is the entire deposit of apostolic faith. Jesus commanded His disciples to instruct new converts to "obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matt 28:20). Not the central doctrines, or TULIP, or the Creeds alone; no, everything.

Jesus commanded His disciples to instruct new converts to "obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matt 28:20). Not the central doctrines, or TULIP, or the Creeds alone; no, everything. God has to use division to teach us things, just as He uses any number of sins to teach a stubborn, prideful, rebellious human race. That doesn't mean He countenances it in His perfect will. That will is expressed in John 17 and many other passages decrying disunity. In fact, Paul, in the context of the verse you cite (1 Corinthians 11:19), states outright that because of abuses and divisions, he does not "commend" the Corinthians (11:1718,22).

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