What is the Gospel?
Every person needs to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and why this is good news for the one who trusts and leans on Him for eternal life. Learn the clear truth of God’s perfection and holiness, humankind’s utter sinfulness, why only Christ’s perfect merits through His atonement can save us from God’s wrath and reconcile us with God, and why our good works cannot justify us before the all-holy God. This message is vital for everyone, particularly for the nominal or religious Catholic or Eastern Orthodox believer.
Every good Catholic wants to please God in this present life and, when life on earth is over, hopes to live with Him forever. It is a noble goal based on personal beliefs about God and how to know Him. However, noble intentions and personal beliefs about God do not guarantee results—or eternal life. I Read More
Dear Friend, While apostasy is predicted in Scripture, it still comes as a shock to see it face-to-face. The apostasy seen with the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation in October 31, 1999, regarding “The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” was called “a milestone in Christian history.” It was also known as Read More
By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint Before a general audience in Rome in 2013, Pope Francis declared: “First of all, the communion of the Sacraments. The Sacraments express and realize an effective and profound communion among us, for in them we encounter Christ the Saviour and, through him, our brothers and sisters in faith. The Read More
I had great difficulties as a Catholic priest in listening to evangelists in my fourteen years of searching for the true Gospel. Christian radio programs continually told me the amount of things I had to do to “accept Jesus into my heart.” Christian tracts likewise told me the amount of dedication or commitment I needed Read More
by Richard Bennett Dear Friend, Do Catholics Possess Life Eternal? It is with great sensitivity that I write on this question. Because I remember the grip that Catholicism had on my own soul for 48 years I write with affection for Catholics. Yet while I analyze official Catholic teachings in the light of biblical faith Read More
BY RICHARD BENNETT “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, Read More
By Richard Bennett From the time I was a young boy in Dublin, Ireland, I was taught to look within myself for holiness. In my years in a Jesuit elementary and secondary school, I was trained to look within myself for moral goodness through the sacraments and mental prayer. I was ordained as a Dominican Read More
Dear Irish Friends, On May 26, 2018, Ireland voted to end the ban on abortion. Abortion is morally wrong. It is a sin in the sight of God. Concerning the unborn child in the mother’s womb, the Bible states; “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.” The Bible Read More
By Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The Roman Catholic Church spells out its teaching on life after death with the heading “The Final Purification, or Purgatory”: “All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve Read More
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