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Catholicism vs Protestantism on Faith + Works: What's the Difference?

I wrote a POST earlier, describing the main difference between Catholicism and Protestantism. And what I said essentially, was that justification was the doctrine that distinguished the Reformers from the Catholicism of their day. 1,119 more words


A Catholic Reading of Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

Often in theological debates, Christians start throwing Scripture verses around from all parts of the Bible. While all Scripture is the Word of God and thus must be consistent in such a way that a coherent, non-contradictory message is present, I think this haphazard cafeteria/smorgasbord style of using Scripture can be very… 18,075 more words

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Debating the Authority of Scripture

How much authority does the Bible hold over the subjects it addresses? Believers sometimes hold differing answers to this question. Protestants promote the principle of sola Scriptura (Scripture as the supreme authority), while according to the Catholic position, tradition shares authority with the Bible. 76 more words

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Augustine on Suffering in Purgatory

I shall emphasize those places where Augustine specifically indicates temporary suffering for Christian believers after death:

“[T]hough she prays even for the wicked so long as they live, she yet does not even in this world pray for the unbelieving and godless who are dead. 1,819 more words

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The Real Presence and Substance of Christ in the Eucharist

Transubstantiation literally means “the change of substance.” It is not dependent on Aristotelian philosophical terminology (though it would help to know it). Transubstantiation rests upon the distinction between accidental change (outward properties are transformed) and substantial change (creation of something new altogether). 1,404 more words

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Origen: More 2nd/3rd Century Confirmation of Catholicism

Origen (185-254) was a very early catechetical teacher. In his work De Principiis, he demonstrates that the truths of Catholicism have deep and early roots, whereas Protestantism does not. 1,453 more words

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Catholic Baptism in Scripture

“Unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Jn 3:5

“Baptism which saves you now” 1 Peter 3:21… 350 more words

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