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Roads to Rome

Is the proverb still true? “All roads lead to Rome.” It had meaning when Caesar headed the Roman Empire. He thought himself worthy of worship as a god. In those days all roads connected themselves with Rome. At Caesar’s command the armies marched to preserve the Roman peace. The Caesar’s are dead. But their ideal of […]

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Last month we looked at the challenges facing Christ’s Church in the emerging millennium. This month we examine the “journey” which the Roman Catholic church has taken since the time of the Reformation, to Vatican II (October ‘62) to the present day. Has it grown closer to Biblical orthodoxy? Are its post-Reformation errors (Council of […]

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Calvin, Trent and Justification

(This is a chapter in a forthcoming book, Christ the Lord, edited by Michael Horton, published by Baker Book House.) Justification has long been known among Protestants as the article of faith by which the church stands or falls. Justification, along with the authority of Scripture and the nature of the Lord’s Supper, was at the center of debates […]

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The following statements of evangelical belief are offered as material for dialogue between Roman Catholics and Evangelicals, as a follow up on the recently published document, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium,” drafted by Richard John Neuhaus and Charles Colson with others. We the undersigned offer this response in a […]

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Sola Scriptura (1)

On March 3 and 4 in Pasadena, CA, there was a debate between leading Protestant and Catholic theologians on the topic: What Still Divides Us; A Protestant and Roman Catholic Debate. In this issue and the next, we present the opening speech of the conference given by our own contributing editor, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, […]

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Sola Scripture (II)

In June we presented Dr. Godfrey’s address on the sufficiency of Scripture alone, given at a debate between leading Protestant and Catholic theologians on the topic: What Still Divides Us: A Protestant and Roman Catholic Debate. This month Dr. Godfrey discusses the Roman Catholic distortions of this doctrine and his conclusions on the matter. CHARACTERlSTIC […]

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The Evolution of the Pope

Pope John Paul II, who courageously stood against the tyranny of Soviet communism, has succumbed in his declining years to the tyranny of evolutionary scientists who claim we are related to monkeys. However the Catholic Church spins this one, many will be led to believe that science is God and the ultimate determiner of our […]

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A Discussion on Justification

On November 20, 1998, the Evangelical Theological Society, meeting in Orlando, Florida, held a panel discussion of the documents “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” and “The Gift of Salvation.” These two statements were prepared by a group of evangelical and Roman Catholic leaders who reached agreement on certain theological issues and concluded that the areas of […]

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One of the most noteworthy events in American religion over the past five years has been the emergence of the movement dubbed “Evangelicals and Catholics Together.” Though not sponsored by any organized church, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” has been promoted by many prominent leaders from Evangelical and Catholic circles. The movement has produced two major […]

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September 5, 1999, marks the second-year anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa who spent her life ministering to the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, India. She founded an international order of nuns, the Missionaries of Charity. Six sisters of her order serve the poor in Detroit, reflecting something of the worldwide impact of […]

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