“The Catholic knowledge of God is equivalent to the Trinitarian view of God kept by evangelicals,” said Expenses Gordon, a co-employee with the UNITED STATES Objective Board’s interfaith evangelism team and writer of NAMB’s summary of the beliefs, Roman Catholicism Notion Bulletin.
“The Jesus of Catholicism is the same Jesus we worship,” sustained Gordon, a Southern Baptist expert on Catholicism. “He’s the next person of the Holy Trinity, totally God and total man, who passed on on the combination and increased again from the lifeless.”
Gordon said, however, that while Catholics and Southern Baptists likewise are ardent defenders of the sanctity of individuals life and the establishment of the relationship between one man and one female, the two teams keep starkly different values about the main element doctrine of eternal salvation.
“Catholics will concur that you need to be kept by the elegance of God that comes through Jesus Christ,” Gordon said. “Catholicism, however, educates that one will get God’s sophistication through the church’s sacraments. Southern Baptists imagine, regarding Scripture, that people receive God’s sophistication solely through trust in Jesus Christ, by trust alone.
“Catholics likewise have a sacramental knowledge of how God’s sophistication is dispensed,” Gordon discussed. “To get the elegance of God and eternal salvation, the Catholic Chapel teaches you to need to have the sacraments of their chapel. Southern Baptists assume that the sacraments are unlike the coaching of the Bible and this sophistication is received straight from God. We need not proceed through an intermediary. The cathedral doesn’t control God’s storehouse of sophistication. We acquire all the elegance we are in need of immediately from God whenever we have confidence in Jesus Christ.”
Gordon said the Catholic Cathedral also distinguishes between your seriousness of varied sins. Murder, adultery, stealing and resting are called mortal sins which must be confessed to a priest to be able to get forgiveness. Other less serious sins, known as venial sins, relating to Catholicism, can be atoned for after loss of life in a location called purgatory.
Based on the Bible, all sins are serious, and any sin will condemn a person to hell in addition to the sophistication of God which originates from beliefs in Jesus Christ, Gordon said.
“Traditionally, Catholics have interpreted purgatory as a location of punishment in which a person is purified,” Gordon said. “According to Catholic theology, everyone in purgatory will eventually be purified of the taint of sin and make it into heaven.”
Mike Licona, director of NAMB’s interfaith evangelism team, said the Apostle Paul’s coaching in Philippians that “to be absent from your body is usually to be present with God, the father,” contradicts the Catholic idea of purgatory.
“Christ’s atoning sacrifice includes all our sins — previous, present and future,” Licona said.Gordon said the dissimilarities in values about eternal salvation between Southern Baptists and Catholics can be attributed in large part to each denomination’s view of Scripture.
Gordon said the dissimilarities in values about eternal salvation between Southern Baptists and Catholics can be attributed in large part to each denomination’s view of Scripture.
Catholicism retains that its customs are similar in power to the teachings of Scripture. For Southern Baptists, the Bible is the only real spiritual authority.”I do assume that it is possible for Roman Catholics to be really saved regardless of what their cathedral shows,” Gordon added. “It’s beliefs in Jesus Christ that will save, not account in a chapel or denomination. Salvation is not dependant on church regular membership. Salvation depends upon personal trust in Jesus Christ.”
“I do assume that it is possible for Roman Catholics to be really saved regardless of what their cathedral shows,” Gordon added. “It’s beliefs in Jesus Christ that will save, not account in a chapel or denomination. Salvation is not dependent on church regular membership. Salvation depends upon personal trust in Jesus Christ.”