Item description for The Facts on Roman Catholicism (The Facts On Series) by John Ankerberg & John Weldon...
Overview Ankerberg and Weldon reveal the origins of the Catholic Church, the facts on papal infallibility, the truth about Mary's exaltation, and the central issues of Catholic teachings regarding salvation and life after death.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 4.1" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.135 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2003
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
Series Facts On
ISBN 0736911103 ISBN13 9780736911108
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More About John Ankerberg & John Weldon
John Ankerberg, host of the award-winning John Ankerberg Show, has three earned degrees: an MA in church history and the philosophy of Christian thought, an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. He has coauthored the 2-million-selling Facts On series of apologetic books, as well as Taking a Stand for the Bible and Israel Under Fire.
John Weldon has authored or coauthored more than 80 books. He has a Ph.D. in comparative religion and a D.Min. with emphasis in contemporary religious movements, as well as master's degrees in divinity and Christian apologetics. With Dr. John Ankerberg, he has coauthored What Do Mormons Really Believe?, Fast Facts(R) on Islam, the -Facts On- Series of apologetic booklets, and others.
Dillon Burroughs is an activist and the author or coauthor of nearly 30 books on issues of faith and culture, including the groundbreaking Undefending Christianity. Dillon has served among at-risk American youth, constructed housing in Mexico's barrios, provided aid relief in Haiti, and was most recently nominated for a CNN Hero award for his efforts to fight human trafficking. His written and edited works have been featured by NPR, MSNBC, ABC News, and other media outlets.
John Ankerberg currently resides in Chattanooga Chattanooga Chat. John Ankerberg was born in 1945.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Facts on Roman Catholicism (The Facts On Series)?
Good book, Wrong title Feb 7, 2007
This is a great little book but unfortunately the authors have the title of the book wrong. A more fitting title would have been "The facts on a make-believe Church". The so called "facts" have nothing to do with reality. Most of their "research" it seems, has been done internet websites without much credibility.
The authors have gone as far as blatantly adding their own opinion and presenting it as a "fact". For example, the book states something like this:
"Mary may be venerated in the Catholic Church and any Catholic will tell you that worship is given to God alone, but to us it looks like Catholics worship Mary".
This is laughable and pathetic methodology.
Other places of the book has blatant lies, for example, in the section of the dogma of Papal Infallibility and the history behind it. There is not a shred of truth in the way they have presented this and if I were the authors I would be embarrassed to have such a weak straw man book out bearing their names as the authors.
The saddest thing about this book is that it is on sale and multitudes of less informed Protestant Christians will read it and accept it as "fact".
If I want the facts on Islam, I won't go to a Jehovah's Witness and likewise if you want facts on the Roman Catholic Church, don't go consulting Protestant books. Especially not this one.
Two thumbs down for this book.
Just another form of anti-Catholicism Jun 1, 2006
When people are going to tracts for their information on the Catholic Church, they are begging to be misinformed. This booklet is 58 pages and it claims to present "facts" on the Catholic Church. The obvious problem with that is that 58 pages is probably not sufficient for some of the single issues dealt with in a half a page (which are about half the size of normal book pages).
The book is full of lies and half truths. Papal Infallibility is "demonstrated" false, because of what August Hassler said. The section on papal infallibility ends with the author saying the history of the Church has demonstrated that it is not infallible. That is literally what the last sentence says That is a decieving line, because any serious Catholic knows what Ankerberg and Weldon are getting at. They are implying that because the Church has acted immorally it must not be infallible. No, the Church teaches that it will not teach error, not that it's members won't sin. Beyond that, the authors do not give one example of how the history of the Church proves the pope to be fallible when speaking ex cathedra.
They also give blatant disregard to the standing of Mary in the Church. They devote about 2 mini pages to her. Volumes have been written on the topic, but we are supposed to be convinced with 2 pages. The fact that they do not understand the Church's position does not bother them either.
Basically, Weldon and Ankerberg do not know what they are talking about. They claim the Church errs, because it accepts tradition over the Bible, even though it is only through Church Tradition that we even have a Bible. Regardless of what the authors want to tell themselves, the Church established by Christ made the Bible. The Bible did not make the Church.
There is a reason they didn't write a book on the topic, only a large tract that can be read in about an hour. It is because these little books are generally not taken serious by serious Catholics, but people who know nothing about the Catholic Church will be convinced that it is not the True Church.
Only read this if you are already convinced that the Catholic Church is wrong and you will do anything to support you view. Otherwise, this is a good fire starter.
Excellent summary on the difference between C & P Dec 8, 2005
I am an ex-Catholic, youngest of 11 children, went to mass every Sunday of my youth, confirmed etc. Then I was saved and learned the difference between religion and faith, fear and grace, history and truth. When Chist said "it is finished", it really was. We are justified by Christ work on the cross, nothing else, we are saved by grace, nothing else. There are good Christians in the Catholic church, but one will have a very hard time growing in their relationship with the Lord, by staying within a doctrine that places church history and papal perfection on par with the word of God. Just try and find a Bible in a Catholic church and that tells you pretty much what you need to know. This book is wonderful and absolutely accurate on revealing the false teachings within the Catholic church and how they clash with SCRIPTURE. No matter what I say, you will not understand until God has removed the scales from your eyes, and only he can do that.
Cover Description is Misleading of the book's True character Aug 6, 2004
I noticed this at local Catholic College Bookstore. This book back cover leads one to believe this short book would give the facts on Catholicism in a concise manner and fair manner. Inside the authors often quote catholic sources out of context or quote selectively to show the Catholic faith is in collision with the text of the Bible. It never gives the Catholic Answer to these charges. Its fairly obvious that this book was written to dupe the less informed. The cleverly written back cover description obviously fooled some people at my local Catholic college into purchasing it. I have since brought it to attention of the bookstore manager to ensure its removal.
Great for Witnessing to Catholics Sep 2, 2003
Just another Great tool to witness to the millions of catholics trapped in the false cult of "catholicism". The best tool, however, is the King James bible.......