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Baptism in the New Testament

The glorious history of the Reformation has been entangled in the whole question of the efficacy of the waters of baptism.  It appears that impressive Gospel message of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone has been ensnared by a Reformed tradition.  In the Reformed and Presbyterian world, a huge conflict has Read More

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Disturbing Encounters in the Catholic Confession Box

In my first year of ministry as a priest in Park Street Catholic Church, Port of Spain, Trinidad, I remember in vivid detail what a difficult time I had with the Saturday confessions.  Each Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., many Catholics queued up outside the confession box waiting their turn to enter to tell us Read More

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The False Promise of Forgiveness through Catholic Priests

Sins are forgiven as people believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.”1  In believing on the finished work of the Lord Christ Jesus, a soul has both one hundred percent right standing with God credited Read More

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Biblical Communion: True Fellowship with the Lord

Once a person stands before the All Holy God accepted in Christ the Beloved,[1] clothed with the righteousness of Christ, that person has the basis of fellowship with God.  In sanctification as He writes His law on the hearts of the believers, they strive to be holy as He is.  He is then their God and they are Read More

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Marriage is God’s Institution, Not Papal Rome’s

The old adage that states, “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” could more aptly be declared as “the hand that controls marriage rules the world.”  Before we can critique the Catholic Church’s legal control of marriage, we must first examine the biblical source of marriage and establish that it is of divine origin.  As Read More

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True and False Worship: the Cross and the Mass

  I.  Introduction Worshipping God is that communion that exists in true harmony between the Creator and the creature man.  A. Before the Fall 1.  There were no restraints on relationship between God and Adam.  God spoke to Adam, laying out for him his duties, instructing him concerning his environment (Genesis 1:28-30), created a helpmeet Read More

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Salvation and the Sacraments

Quite a number of people have become Roman Catholics because of the appeal of the Catholic Sacraments. It is necessary therefore to see just what is attractive in these seven signs of Catholicism and to analyze the same in the light of Biblical truth. The most important difference between Biblical faith and Roman Catholicism is Read More

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The Cross and the Mass by Richard Bennett

The Cross and the Mass” Former Catholic priest Richard Bennett shines the light of biblical truth on the Catholic mass. This video was made at John MacArthur’s Church during the ECFC (Ex Catholics for Christ) conference. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on Google Plus Share Share on LinkedIn Read More
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Can a Priest Forgive Sins?

A confessional is a small, enclosed booth used for the Sacrament of Penance, often called confession, or Reconciliation. It is the usual venue for the sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, confessions are only to be heard in a confessional or oratory, except for a just reason (1983 Code of Canon Read More