Answering a Protestant’s Objections to the Catholic Faith

By | September 9, 2019


Julie in Chateau Montana, in Billings,
beautiful Billings, Montana, hello Julie. Hi. Hey, thanks for waiting. So why are you
Protestant, Julie? Um, well I guess I was raised, like, fifth or sixth generation
Norwegian Protestant Lutheran, and I have, throughout–I am 52 years old, and
throughout my Christian experience I have studied a lot of religions, because
if there was more to what I was taught, I wanted to know it, and…yeah, I just
found some errors in Catholicism contrary to the written word of God. Okay,
great starting point. Can you name one? Sure. Okay, I…sorry I’m driving through
the mountains I gotta pull over here. Yeah, please do. Might be a wise policy. Jesus said that he was the way, the truth, and the life, and no
one would come to the Father but through him; and I believe that Jesus Christ is
the head of the church, not Joseph Smith not L.M.G. White, and not the Pope. And–
Julia, hold on–great, that’s a good starting point. May be
equivocation there on what “head” means. Right.
So obviously, Christ is the ultimate foundation for our faith, and he is the
only way through which people are saved. As Acts 4:12 says, “There’s no other name under under heaven or on earth by which we are saved except
for Christ’s.” So when Jesus says he is the way, the truth, and the life, no one
comes to the Father except through him, he, and his death on the cross, and
resurrection from the dead, that is the source of our salvation. No one else is.
And Catholics wholeheartedly believe that. But at the same time Julie, when we
read the New Testament, there’s also many passages that speak about Christ
founding a Church, and what the Church’s foundation would be; and
that metaphor is used in different ways. In some places Christ is the foundation,
but in the letter to the Ephesians it says the Church is built on the Apostles,
and in Matthew 16:18, Jesus says explicitly he’s going to build the
Church on the Apostle Peter, and that he would give Peter authority in the Church.
And so what Catholics believe is that we take Jesus on what he said: that he built
his church on Peter, the head of the Apostles, chief among them, and that
Peter was able to delegate this authority, just as we see in the
book of Acts, the selecting of new Apostles and others like that. So I don’t
see how Christ creating a Church with a hierarchy–you know, with
with presbyters, with bishops, and ultimately with a Pope–how that
contradicts what the Catholic Church teaches, which is that Jesus is the way
that we we’re saved, having faith in Him and receiving the sacraments. I don’t see
the contradiction there. When Jesus said to Nicodemus “You must be born
again to even understand spiritual things,” John
3:3-8, Nicodemus is challenging this guy, “How can you do all
these things,” and he says “I gotta tell you first of all, unless you’re born
again of the water and of the spirit, you’re not going to understand these things.”
Is that what it says? “If a man is born again, he will see–he will enter and
understand kingdom things.” Well, here’s what Jesus says:
“And so Nicodemus said, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a
second time into his mother’s womb and be born?'” And he’s misunderstood Jesus;
Jesus says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the
spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” And Catholics firmly
believe that, Julie, that you have to be born again; and how we interpret that is
the same as how the early Church unanimously interpreted this verse, is
that to be born of water and the Spirit is to be baptized. And that makes sense
because after this interaction with Nicodemus, Jesus and His disciples went
off and baptized people. Otherwise I’d ask you, what does it mean to be born of
water and the spirit? What does that mean? Jesus said–okay, do you have a Bible in
front of you? Look at John 3:8, he says: in other words, “Unless you’re born
of the flesh and then of the Spirit you cannot understand kingdom things.” No,
what what it says in John 3:6, it says, “That which is born–” No, 3:8. Right–well,
3:8 doesn’t say that. It says, “The wind blows where it wills, you hear the sound
of it–” Oh, I’m sorry. “–but you don’t know whence it comes or whither it goes. So it is
with everyone who is born of spirit.” What that means is, those of us who are born
of spirit, we didn’t choose it. We didn’t say, “You know what, I’m dead in my sins,
I’m picking God.” What that means is that God has given us his Spirit, the gift of
faith, and we haven’t chosen it. In fact that actually corresponds to the
Catholic teaching that this verse, John 3:5, is about baptism, because obviously
most Catholics were– No. Julie, hold on a sec here.
Obviously when babies are baptized, they don’t choose in any
way either. Neither do adults; God prompts them, and then they choose. But that makes
sense to me if we’re saying “born of water and the spirit,” otherwise Jesus
could have just said, “Unless one is born of spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of
God.” So what he says is, in verse 6, as you say: “That which is born of the flesh is
flesh and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.” Totally agree. But where
does the water part factor in here? What does the water refer to? Every baby
I’ve ever known that’s born came forth from the birthing waters. We were born of
the flesh. Jesus said “because that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and
that which is born of the spirit is spirit.” Julie, what’s the water
indicate? She just said that, she said the water refers to
the amniotic fluid, and that’s a popular alternative explanation, but for
me– Well Jesus said, it’s “born of the flesh and then of the Spirit.” No, he didn’t say
“and then,” he says, “that which is born of the flesh is flesh…”
“…and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.” Absolutely so what that’s saying
is, when we are born, we have the human nature of our parents and we inherit
original sin and so we inherit the fleshy–and remember, in
Scripture, flesh isn’t just the material substance of the world. Flesh refers to
an orientation, usually away from God. When St. Paul writes in his letter to
the Corinthians and speaks about, you know, fleshy thinking or “men of flesh”
instead of the “man of spirit,” he’s not talking about people having physical
bodies, he’s saying “You’re thinking in earthly ways, not heavenly ways.” Yeah. So for me,
this alternative interpretation really doesn’t make sense.
It’d be like Jesus saying, “I say to you, unless one is is born the way we’re all
born and then is born again in spirit,” whatever that means, “he can’t enter the
kingdom of God.” But that would be to mean that Jesus is saying that there could be
some people who were not born of water and spirit. But how could there be people
who aren’t born from the amniotic fluid, either c-section or the regular way?
He seemed to be implying that there are people who, if you were not–you couldn’t be
born of water and spirit. He’s saying to those who are listening, “You need to be
born of water and spirit.” Because everyone listening would be born of water, the point would
be giving them the spirit part. And it just makes the most sense to me, when we
look in the context of the whole passage, that after this whole discussion
about what it means to be born of water and spirit and becoming a child of God,
in verse 22 after this, “Jesus and the disciples went into the land of Judea
and he remained with them and baptized.” Though John later clarifies, Jesus wasn’t
doing the baptizing, and that this baptism is not the same as
sacramental baptism. But it’s pointing towards that. And that is how it
was interpreted by the early Church fathers. It’s unanimous.
Go to Jimmy Akin’s book, “The Fathers Know Best,” you’ll see that. One
thing it doesn’t do, it doesn’t teach that you’ll understand kingdom things, i.e.,
see the world through Lutheran lenses. That’s a innovation that’s only 500 years old.
Right and for me, even if we we disputed the
the meaning of this verse, that wouldn’t disprove Catholic sacramental theology
by any means. One could say even if you didn’t believe this supported
baptism, that doesn’t disprove what Catholics have put forward as to why
Baptism is necessary, or the other verses that support baptismal regeneration.
Right. Julie, thanks for the call, and congratulations on your new gift.

43 thoughts on “Answering a Protestant’s Objections to the Catholic Faith

  1. Scott Metzelfeld Post author

    What a couple of reprobates these guys are. I guess they forgot about John 3:7-8. No one knows who, or know one knows when someone will be born again. Its as random as the wind, and initiated by Jesus. Not mommys and daddys on the "3rd Sunday or Ordinary Time".

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  2. ChrisB176 Post author

    Woohoo! Just look at the snazzy new studio! Glad to see the upgrade. Keep up the great work.

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  3. Ryan Post author

    I understand a lot of Catholicism's theological positions when it comes to the foundation of the church, sacraments etc., but I don't understand things like the rosary… Do Catholics believe that the words are somehow "magical" or something? Don't you think God wants to hear from our hearts more than he would a predefined set of words out of repetition? It reminds me of Matthew 15:9, which says, "They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules" and also Matthew 6:7, "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words." Not saying God doesn't hear people praying the rosary, just don't really understand why Catholics even do it in the first place rather than just praying what they're thinking/feeling at the time.

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  4. Edwin Rivera Post author

    Can anyone tell me… When is The Sabbath? Who changed it and why?

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  5. Faith In Silver Post author

    This woman caller is sincere….but like virtually all protestants she is sincerely confused over what the church actually teaches. Also they interpret scripture incorrectly to try to prove a point.

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  6. John Doe Post author

    Interesting doctrinal question. Jesus is the head of the church.

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  7. Elizabeth Mergil Post author

    rnwks You are missing the key word in these scriptures in regard's to repetition and that is "VAIN repetition". A wise man once told me that, "the greatest learning tool in life is repetition" and when you really think about it, it's true. But it's worthless meaningless repetition that is detrimental to ones learning process or development which is all vain. Jesus is talking about VAIN repetition not meaningful. You have to remember before Jesus the Jews were the "Chosen People of God" for many many years and their religion is made up of a lot of rituals and repetition type prayers. There's no way they were the "Chosen People of God" for that long doing Pagan things! Remember these were God's People. What happened was many Jews started to due their prayers and rituals like a chore in a sense or others for boastful reasons to look holy in public and they took the MEANING out of the prayers. That's what Jesus was forbidding, VAIN repetition. It's very clear in the Bible and makes sense when you look at it this way. But how can you judge somebody doing the rosary that they're doing it in vain?? Only God can judge, remember? I do the rosary and it's a very beautiful and meaningful prayer that meditates on the Gospel of Jesus. It's actually centered around Jesus if you really pay attention to it. It's really the life of Jesus through the eyes of Mary. Even Jesus in the Bible said a prayer in repetition, MATT 26:36-44. I can give you more examples in the Bible of meaningful repetition, but this should be enough to clearly see the point here. Lastly it's great to speak your prayers from your own thoughts and Catholics do practice and encourage that, but you're missing the point and the beauty in a repetitious uniform type prayer when said with meaning. When you hear thousands of people able to say the same prayer in ONE voice all together there is such beauty in that and it's very meaningful. Heck even in Revelations it says the heavens and earth will be saying unending praise and glory to God again and again, all one voice, all saying the same thing. Can you imagine everybody trying to pray together at the same time their own thoughts to God?? If anything that would sound more like babble, but I'm not here to bash. Just to clarify the truth. It's a beautiful thing to speak your own thoughts to God, but it's also beautiful to speak in one voice together 🙂 God Bess

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  8. The RC Believer Post author

    The word " Born Again" was said by Christ 2000 yrs.ago, We are Christians we are born again because Christians were baptized through Christ.Unless you are Baptized you can not receive the Holy Spirit. Because in Baptism we are washed and cleansed from original sin, Many of the incidents which accompanied Christ's baptism are symbolical of what happened at our Baptism. At Christ's baptism the Holy Spirit descended upon Him; at our Baptism the Trinity took its abode in our soul. At His baptism Christ was proclaimed the "Beloved Son" of the Father; at our Baptism we become the adopted sons of God. At Christ's baptism the heavens were opened; at our Baptism heaven was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed; after our Baptism we must pray to avoid actual sin. Being Born Again does not mean to establish another Churches (denomination) or Christian sect.

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  9. Light Caster Post author

    how do you obtain salvation
    not by mother mary
    not by crucifix
    not by rosary
    not by last rites
    not by holy water
    not by water baptism
    not by confession
    not by good deeds
    not by works
    not by rosary
    not by saints
    not by pope
    not by last rites
    not by going to church
    not by anyone
    but by Jesus
    Catholic why do you need too Do Good Deeds or Works?
    Walk By Faith Not By Sight

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  10. Joseph Ho Post author

    If the Catholics and Protestant are all born of the Spirit, the Holy Spirit which happens to be the Spirit of Truth, how come you all who have the Holy Spirit of Truth do not agree on the same scripture. So the conclusion is that not all have the Holy Spirit…… this is the truth and do not be deceived, without the Holy Spirit you are not born again…..

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  11. Ellie Alvarado Post author

    Great responses. It pays to pray for discernment and, "search the scriptures . . ."
    I was #300.
    8~ D

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  12. Sioux LeQuinton Post author

    It really doesn't address why there is so much Pedophelia from the POPE, throughout the heirarchy. There's a discussion about the church that is built on the rock of Peter, but Jesus could not sanction unchecked child abuse. Child sacrifice is now on the discussion block. What is going on with the Black Masses and the association with Satanism in the Catholic realm? We're getting to the end of the game here and the pope's 1/2 way naked to the finish line. We kill for NO good reason, we had no right to genocide entire countries, where's the actual church. The church built on the foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ is what we're to discuss at the moment that our country turns to communism. We're in perilous times. Understand the 4th commandment of God Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
    9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
    10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
    11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

    because "by the observance of the day, upon which, the master satan has placed the unction of his authority and power; he receives homage. Regardless of who people claim to worship. The Mark of the Beast is the venerable day of the sun. Which, in ages past, was such an irritant to the CREATOR! all of these great nations and other nations and smaller ones were ALL INVOLVED IN SUN WORSHIP!. And in those centuries the Creator found that teaching worship of the sun to be a terrible irritant. And He said it is going again to take place. worshipping the sun in remembering SUNday to keep it holy. The Mark is Sunday! The Creator has chosen the seventh day of the week. Lucifer has chosen to call his day the first day of the week — Sunday. And regardless of what people claim to worship, you're bringing homage and respect. KEEP THE SABBATH DAY HOLY! worshipping God the Creator on that day you wear the Mark of Protection. Obey the 10 commandments and go to church and you will not be lost. – Roger Morneau

    KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov said that our government just loves that the USA allowed itself to get rid of God from it's protection. By insisting those harsh 10 commandments were just too annoying was how they demoralized us from within. The "sleepers" you know the unqualified leadership in power and running the church system? They are infiltrators planted here 20 years ago. We are in the middle of the end of WW3, the war for your mind is over. You gave up Jesus, the 10 Commandments ARE God's protection. We are a nation of disobedience and God will not allow the children of disobedience to have a nation. We are communists! Willingly, wantonly, going after satan. The Bible is on the list of books to ban, Abraham Lincoln is actually Springstein. The lies are 100% out control and now our laws requiring you have dudes NOT putting down the toilet seat are just the tip of the uncivilized cockroaches we've become as a NATION. Now all the wars are 100% meant to remain in place so killing for no reason and entering the strong youth to satanic killing, sex, you name it. We are now allowing Fukishima wine to be sold here, they sent it over 3/6/16. COMMUNISTS. There is no freedom of religion in the shit world we've created here. AND he says it will take 15-20 years to educate the right patriot to fight this. So go back to the videos and DON'T read the Bible, they're going to make sure you NEVER do.

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  13. Miro555 Post author

    Last Saturnday I heard a Catholic priest saying during a mass: "Jesus
    does not answer your prayer unless your addressing to Mary".
    Just recently I deliberately asked God, Jesus I'm asking YOU, and not Mary, please
    help (concerning a narrow situation) me! And Jesus paid heed!
    PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Jessica Green Post author

    Scripture is clear, and these guys reject it. Christ makes an explicit dilinoation between two births of spirit and flesh.

    They don't allow her to interject a scriptural rebuttal, but turn around and interrupt her while she speaks. How condescending.

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  15. Cary Post author

    I just wish they could be nice to our mother Mary. Mary is the mother of Jesus.

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  16. Cary Post author

    do you guys have a video of the last supper of Jesus with his apostles?
    I am Catholic Of course, but I need help understand. Corinthians chapter 11. Verse 33-34. please.

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  17. Relationship with Christ Post author

    As we have seen, Peter's being the rock is not the only valid interpretation of this verse. Even if Peter is the rock in Matthew 16:18, this is meaningless in giving the Roman Catholic Church any authority. Scripture nowhere records Peter being in Rome. Scripture nowhere describes Peter as being supreme over the other apostles. The New Testament does not describe Peter as being the “all authoritative leader” of the early Christian church. Peter was not the first pope, and Peter did not start the Roman Catholic Church. The origin of the Catholic Church is not in the teachings of Peter or any other apostle. If Peter truly was the founder of the Roman Catholic Church, it would be in full agreement with what Peter taught (Acts chapter 2, 1 Peter, 2 Peter).

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  18. Noah G Post author

    Notice that Trent says: "By having faith in him and keeping the sacraments". NO! Keeping any sacrament is not necessary for salvation; "But him that works not but believes in Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness" (Romans 4:5).

    Sola Fide. Faith alone.

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  19. Drew 4Christ Post author

    watch this before you judge!
    Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN6xC6E92uc

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  20. An d_B Post author

    “(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” (2 Cor 5:7)

    Jesus said: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (Jn 4:24)

    “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Pro 14:12; vv: Pr 16:25)
    “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hos 4:6)
    “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven †IMAGES.” †{caps me} (Is 42:8) | “For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.” (Is 48:11)
    “Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their PICTURES, and destroy all their molten IMAGES, and quite pluck down all their high places:” (Num 33:52 KJB)
    “Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.” (Jr 11:8 KJB)

    “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” (Rm 1:18-19)

    Jesus: “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.” (Lk 16:15)
    “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Pr 28:9)
    “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. … 21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” (Jm 1:17-18, 21-22)

    “For THE INVISIBLE THINGS of him from the creation of the world ARE CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their IMAGINations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And CHANGED THE GLORY OF THE UNCORRUPTIBLE GOD into an IMAGE made LIKE to CORRUPTIBLE MAN, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” {caps me} (Rm 1:20-23)

    “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. … 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. … 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Heb 11:1, 3, 6)
    Jesus, praying, said: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (Jn 17:17) | “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn 14:6) | “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you: they are spirit, and they are life.” (Jn 6:63) | “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.” (Jn 14:6 23-24)

    “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (Jn 3:36)
    “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (Jn 20:31)
    “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom 10:17)
    Jesus said: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (Jn 5:24) | "And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." (Jn 12:46-48) | “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (Jn 1:12-13)
    “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tm 2:5) | “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Ac 4:12) | “. . Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . .” (Ac 16:31) Jesus said: “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Mt 21:22) | “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rm 10:9-10) | “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” (1 Jn 5:13-14)

    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rm 10:13)
    “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:26)

    A.V. 1611 KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE

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  21. Saint Thomas Post author

    600,000 fallen angels were released last year
    from the pits of Hell. A further 5 million have now been released -Thursday, June 7th, 2012 @ 20:00

    Your Beloved Jesus

    Saviour of all mankind

    lklk

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  22. MICHAEL WIGGINS Post author

    Point me to the evidence of papal succession to then give the right to infallibility. What's the foundation that it's built on?

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  23. Michael Voisinet Post author

    The Catholic Church is the True Church of Jesus Christ established by Jesus Christ Himself over 2,000 yrs.ago with St.Peter as its first Pope. The Catholic Church has 4 identifying marks that truly distinguish it from any other church in the world. It is One,It is Holy,It is Catholic,It is Apostolic.

    No other church in the world truly possesses these distinguishing marks of Christianity. In the Catholic Church the Most Holy Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To the Protestant Churches its just a mere symbol and that's it.

    In the 15th century Martin Luther departed from the Catholic Church because he was in direct conflict with its teachings. That is what led to the separation of the churches. That is why there is so much division in the churches today.

    The Catholic Church teaches the whole truth while the Protestant Churches teach about half of it. The Protestant Churches do proclaim the truth but not all of it. There are many churches and cults out there turning people away from Gods True Church.

    What the Protestants like to do is to skip around from Bible verse to Bible verse in order to prove a point. They like to take the whole Bible completely out of context. They like to twist the entire Bible out of epic proportion.

    They further contend that the King James Bible is the only authorized Bible. No,it most certainly is not!! The King James Bible was written in the 16th century.

    The Catholic Bible was around way before that. The Catholic Bible has 73 books. The Protestant Bible has only 66 books.

    The Catholic Church gave us the Bible. The Protestant Churches most certainly did not. The King James Bible is very outdated.

    The Catholic Bible is the only inspired Written Word of God. The Catholic Bible is very infallible. It is very in errant in its teachings.

    The Protestants hereby claim that praying the Rosary is idolatry. Absolutely positively not!! When we pray the Most Holy Rosary we are reflecting upon the Most Holy Mysteries of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    The Protestants blatantly accuse us of worshiping statues. We most certainly do not worship statues under any circumstances. They are a reflection of our worship.

    The Crucifix represents Jesus Christ's Death on the Cross. Jesus Christ died for the remission of our sins. He died a cruel and painful death so that we may have life on this earth.

    Without Him we would not be able to live,breathe and sustain our being. If Jesus Christ hadn't died such a cruel and painful death we would not be alive on this earth today. For by His stripes we are healed.

    The Protestants further ascertain that we should confess our sins to God and not to a priest. For their information: The priest is Gods mediator. Only God has the power to absolve us of our sins and not the priest.

    Why can't the Protestants simply understand this? It is so relatively simple that even a 5 yr.old child can readily comprehend it. If a 5 yr.old child can readily comprehend it so should the Protestants.

    It is OK for Catholics to attend Protestant weddings and funerals. They most certainly should not participate in any Protestant Services whatsoever. They must be passive observers.

    Leaving the Catholic Church and joining a Protestant Church is a grave mortal sin. You are committing apostasy by leaving the Catholic Church and joining a Protestant Church. Worship in a Protestant Church does not fulfill the Sunday obligation.

    You are committing heresy by leaving the Catholic Church and joining a Protestant Church. You must abide by the teachings of the Catholic Church. You must hold on to your Catholic faith.

    You must give up that Protestant Church. That Protestant Church has absolutely no power at all to help you. You must not succumb to the temptations of the devil.

    If you leave the Catholic Church you are not allowed to receive Holy Communion. If you want to receive Holy Communion once again you must return to the Catholic Church. You must go to confession first before you can receive Holy Communion.

    You must be steadfast in your Catholic faith. You must adhere to your Catholic faith at all times. You must remain faithful to your Catholic faith each and every time.

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  24. anu bercakap Post author

    Anybody, please enlighten me : Did Jesus wears a cross or a crucifix around his neck? Did Jesus wears a scapulars? Did Jesus ever kneels praying in front of lifeless statues? Did Jesus ever put ashes on his forehead every Wednesday? Did Jesus ever pray to Abraham or to Moses or to David or to Solomon like the Catholics pray to the Saints? Did Jesus ever light up a candle and place it in front of statues or pictures? Did Jesus eat unclean meat like pork-ham-bacon?

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  25. Jamaal Williams Post author

    To be baptized by the Spirit is when the Holy Spirit indwells in you and you are regenerated. Catholics think it's being dunked into water. Catholics dont understand about being born again because they are not born again. It is experience that is mighty difficult to explain in words.

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  26. President Digong ng Davao Post author

    Jesus promised, ''The gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (the catholic Church)'' Matt 16:18

    70 AD – Jews tried to destroy the Catholic Church but failed.

    47 AD – The Romans tried to destroy the Catholic Church, but they in turn were destroyed and their entire Empire collapsed.

    630 AD – the Muslims tried to destroy the Catholic Church, but also failed.

    1520s – The protestant origin born again and other fundamentalist cults tried to destroy it, but also failed.

    1930s – Hitler tried to destroy the Catholic Church, but also failed.

    1940s – Communism tried to destroy the Catholic Church, but also failed.

    To our lost brothers and sisters (qwerty, jun, etc.) What makes you think you can succeed?
    If you fight against God's Church, you fight against God Himself.

    I'm hoping you're in the right track…

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  27. Jaylee Torres Post author

    ?so protestants don't study the Bible or the Catholic Bible??whattttt dude I was Catholic switched over to protestant christianty and very sure Catholic Christianity is blasphemy and I have studied scripture from both perspectives whatever do research on the origins of Catholic Christianity

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  28. jehu20 Post author

    People should be baptized because it is a way of telling others that Jesus washed their sins away. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Baptism, as an act of obedience, is only a symbol of what God has already done in your life.

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  29. Nqoe smartie Post author

    Catholicism is contrary to the Bible in a lot of ways, you just have to study the scriptures to figure that out. By claiming the pope to be the "earthly" head of the church is contrary to scripture, ONLY JESUS IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH. Among the contradictions to the Bible is praying to & exalting Mary, the infallibility of the pope, confessing sin to the priests, etc.., I don't need to go far to point out that Catholicism wants to look like Christianity but is actually different & has no connection to the early church.., no wonder during the dark ages it was the Roman Catholic church which persecuted the Christians (even pope John Paul II acknowledged it).

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  30. MrBradFu Post author

    The second one about water is accurate, but the first is unbiblical. The Rock Jesus was building on is Himself.

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  31. K.F. Mellnitz Post author

    I am not Lutheran.
    However we should be honest here, Lutherans believe the passage mentioned does refer to baptism. They believe baptism saves.
    Lutherans kept that.
    This woman maybe a regular protestant, but not Lutheran. For whatever its worth

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  32. Julian Carreon Post author

    actually the bible is just overanalyzed by the catholics basically

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  33. RAMI - Post author

    I'm kinda Catholic.. I pray in all Churches whatever it is.. I dont mind actually.. as long as they preach Jesus Christ's word, is enough for me.
    however.. I like the way that they had the dialogue. both were very polite

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  34. Humble Evidence Accepter Post author

    Thanks for not disabling ratings and comments like so many other religious videos. Having said that, here's a question no theist has yet to answer succinctly: How are all religions false but yours?

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  35. Benzamin Gonmei Post author

    why protestant always ask why catholic people are worshiping idol??????

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  36. Katolika 93 Post author

    Being an apologist must be very satisfying.

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  37. Tom Landry Post author

    Typical Protestant (and I used to be one) –
    "This is how my pastor taught it, and that's the ONLY POSSIBLE explanation."
    Why?
    "Because I SAY SO."
    End of discussion. 🙁

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