Tag Archives: Papal infallibility

In what ways does the Catholic Church consider the Pope infallible?

>>Ankerberg: I want to move this week, the infallibility of the Pope. Let’s actually take a look at this. Reading from Vatican Council which met in Rome in 1870 they said, “We teach and define that it is a dogma divinely revealed, that the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra, that is, when in… Read More »

Why do Catholics use the term “analytic” to describe justification?

>>Ankerberg: But this brings us to Point #2. To get a broader understanding of what Protestants meant by Forensic Justification, we need to look at the second word which describes their view. It is the word Synthetic. By this term, Protestant Reformers meant there is a synthesis, a combining or adding of something to the… Read More »

Have the Popes, historically, been good examples for Catholics and Protestants to follow?

>>Ankerberg: Okay, letís get a response.>>Martin: Thereís a severe fallacy in the reasoning. In order to estab¨lish what you just said, you must assume that there is a papacy with the power to do that.>>Pacwa: Yes!>>Martin: Well, I deny the assumption.>>Pacwa: Yes.>>Martin: So…>>Pacwa: Itís a fallacy only if I accept your assumption.>>Martin: Right! Right! Just… Read More »

Living A Life of Meaning: Roman Catholic Beliefs Explained Speaker Ken Yasinski

(slow piano music) – Getting things in the right order is pretty important if we are to make sense of them. Imagine if you’re going to read J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, The Hobbit, but instead of reading the pages in their chronological order, you read the book just sorta randomly, selecting pages as you will. And… Read More »

Why do Catholics say justification is “infused,” while Protestants say it is “imputed”?

>>Ankerberg: Now, how Catholicism says a person becomes truly righteous within is described by their word under Point #3, which is the word Infusion. By Infusion Catholicism teaches that God’s prevenient grace, or the power of Christ, is infused or placed into the sinner. When this power is given, and the sinner cooperates with this… Read More »