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Overview Protestants and Roman Catholics alike will find this book instructive, thought-provoking and personally challenging. Why are there Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches? Is is not the case that Roman Catholics and Protestants believe basically the same things? In "Salvation, The Bible, and Roman Catholicism" William Webster explores the answers to these and other questions. In doing so he appeals both to authoritative Roman Catholic documents and to the Bible. William Webster brings a special qualification to his study - although now a Protestant, he was educated as a Roman Catholic.
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Studio: Banner of Truth
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.09" Width: 4.87" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1991
Publisher Banner of Truth
ISBN 0851515711 ISBN13 9780851515717
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Part of the truth. Read Wiherington and Sungenis Jul 15, 2006
If you are going to buy this book, don't forget that if we take a look at the protestantism we will find that there's no such a thing as the "biblical christianity". Some say that saving faith doesn't include obedience to Jesus as Lord. Some say that baptism is a channel of the salvation (evangelical lutherans and some baptists), but most denied this. Read "The Problem with Evangelical Theology" by the NT exegete Ben Witherington. He is evangelical and "Not by Faith Alone" by the Westminster Semminary theologian Robert Sungenis (a convert from fundamentalism).
A reader Feb 22, 2005
When I read this book I was struggling to find the church that most closely resembled the church that Jesus founded. I had grown up in a very strong Catholic family, attended Catholic schools, became a Eucharistic minister , my faith was very important to me. Then I met someone who questioned the things I had been taught all my life, whose arguments were found in the bible which I also beleived in. In my search to discover the truth I came across this book. This book methodically takes differences in doctrine between the Catholic church and other christian churches and compares source documents of the Catholic church for those teachings with scripture. The reader can then draw his or her own conclusions. I have and will continue to recommend this book for anyone struggling with the differences in doctrine as I struggled.
Salvation: The Bible and Roman Catholicism Aug 21, 2000
This book is an excellent review of the major doctrines of Catholicism and how they are in disagreement with the teachings of the Bible. Strong Biblical support is given for every point. It is significant that the author is a former Catholic and that he had significant Catholic training. The second half of the book gives one of the most complete & yet concise presentations of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have read. It stands in stark contrast to the claims of Catholicism as to the way to obtain eternal salvation.
Some Solid Answers... Apr 29, 2000
Though small in size, this book contains much information. Having been challenged by a friend, I read it at a time when I was sincerely searching for answers. I found the book to be thorough and comprehensive in its approach, though somewhat emotional in tone at times, stemming, no doubt, from the author's deep convictions. Mr. Webster raises and addresses many doctrinal differences between Catholics and Evangelicals. Several times while reading it, I found myself thinking, "I didn't know the Catholic Church still taught that...."
Mr. Webster has made a concise presentation of the topic--very worthwhile reading for all!
Concise and to the Point Jun 28, 1999
This small book is divided into three parts. In Part I, the author compares Roman Catholicism with the Gospel. Of particular interest is his comparison of Roman Catholic beliefs with those of the Judaizers, Paul wrote against in the book of Galatians. "It is quite clear from this that in Roman Catholicism faith in Christ alone is not sufficient for salvation. It is also necessary that one keep the Ten Commandments, be baptized, become a member of the Roman Church, and partake regularly of the sacraments. It is not Jesus alone, but Jesus plus all these other things." Page 91 - 92. He then provides a comparison chart that depicts parallels between Roman Catholicism and the Judaizers of Paul's day.
Part II is entitled The Way of Salvation. It is basic Christian doctrine. It defines the problem mankind has in being alienated from God, what Jesus Christ did for us, the necessary of repentance and faith, and the results of our salvation. It is basically the Biblical doctrines of the Christian faith in a compact form and depicts that the Roman Church has really missed the message of the Gospel. "The Lord Jesus Christ has perfectly fulfilled the demands of God's Law to which every one of us is accountable" (p. 113). "Unless a man repents towards God he cannot savingly believe in Jesus Christ" (p. 121). He explains the concepts of justification, sanctification, and glorification in terms that are very easy to understand with getting too much into the complexities of these subjects.
The finally part is Appendices. As there is always the accusation that one is inaccurate in his statements regarding the Roman Church, Webster provides quotations from official and authoritative statements on the distinctives of Roman Catholicism. There are Trent and Vatican Councils references on the Mass, on the Priesthood, on Confession and Penance, on the Eucharist, on Baptism, and on Salvation totally documented from official Roman Catholic sources.
I recommend that the reader start with Part II first before reading the rest of the book as it provides a beautiful portrayal of the basic Gospel message before getting into the actual doctrinal difference between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity. This is a very excellent book for those that are new to apologetic literature.