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January 2014

The Catholic Jesus is Not the Only Sinless Mediator

Paul unambiguously proclaimed there is only one who is qualified to be "the mediator between God and men" It is God's perfect man and man's perfect God - Christ Jesus our Lord (I Tim 2:5). He is holy, innocent, undefiled and without sin (Heb. 4:15; 7:26). Only in Him can...

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More Catholics Up for Sainthood

Pope Francis approved the “heroic virtue” of eight dead Servants of God this week, which now allows for their public veneration. The title “Servants of God,” is the first stage in the sainthood process. The Pope gave his consent for them to now be reverenced.  Once...

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God Hates Idolatry

God Hates Idolatry Many Roman Catholic traditions find their origin in paganism, but none as obvious as the use of statues, icons, relics, and images in worship. Historians report that statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis, with her child Horus, were renamed Mary and Jesus by pagan Rome. Today,...

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Pope Francis Prays for the Dead

Pope Francis visited a cemetery in Rome last Friday in observance of the Roman Catholic holiday All Saints' Day to pray for the dead and bless the graves of the departed. He celebrated the blasphemous representation of the Eucharistic Christ during mass and ask the dead saints to pray for those...

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Protestants Unite with Catholics on Baptism

In a monumental decision for ecumenical relations, the U.S. Roman Catholic church and a group of Protestant denominations have signed a document to formally recognize each other's baptisms. Representatives from the Presbyterian Church, Christian Reformed Church in North America, Reformed Church...

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Remember the Reformation

The catalyst for greatest transformation of the professing church since the apostles first preached the Gospel took place 496 years ago. Martin Luther's nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, began a debate that marked the beginning of the Reformation. The...

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Only God Can Save and Condemn

The eternal destinies of Catholics and former Catholics are said to be controlled by the threat of Rome's 100 anathemas. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, when "an anathema is attached to doctrinal teaching of a general council, it is a certain sign of an infallible definition"...

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What Will it Profit a Man if He Gains the Whole World and Forfeits His Soul?

This past weekend I participated in a gospel outreach at the Texas State Fair. One of the many conversations I had was with a sincere and humble man who knew that something was missing in the Christian life he professed. I could see the conviction in his eyes as we looked at different Scriptures in...

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Catholics Need to Know Their History

Remember in Genesis 11:4, the people said "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens. Today, there is another great city with a great pagan tower that thinks it is the only way to heaven. Vatican City has a 4000 year old pagan obelisk or tower in St....

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The Lord's Strength, Our faithfulness

A few years ago, I felt a burden to share the gospel with a distant relative's ex-husband. In light of his estranged relationship with the family, I was very careful to tread cautiously. I didn't want him to feel judged, so I was very candid about the sin in my past. I shared how in my...

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