Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Misunderstood - Series Introduction
Below are five topics I will be blogging about for this series. All my non-Catholic blog readers, have any of you heard these assumptions about the Catholic Church?
Misunderstanding Assumption I (click here to read post)
The Catholic Church's teachings are unbiblical on Salvation and Justification. It teaches that one has to earn/merit and work their own way to Heaven.
Misunderstanding Assumption II (click here to read post)
Catholics believe a man, the Pope, over the Word of God. Therefore many of it's teachings are unbiblical and just "man made-up" traditions.
Misunderstanding Assumption III (click here to read post)
Catholics worship and pray to Mary and the Saints instead of God. They even worship statues!
Misunderstanding Assumption IV
Catholics re-sacrifice Christ at Mass in the Eucharist (real presence - body and blood of Jesus Christ) showing that Calvary wasn't enough.
Misunderstanding Assumption V
The Catholic Church teaches that unless you're Catholic, you can't be saved and have eternal life in Heaven.
Before starting on addressing these topics, I wanted to give my readers an opportunity to leave a comment with any other assumptions you have of the Church that you're not sure are true or not, or you have trouble understanding it. I will definitely do my best to add it to this series and answer.