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Catholic Professor Protests

On December 24, 2001, we published a book review of Thomas West's recently-published volume, Jesus and the Quest for Meaning. Dr. West, a Roman Catholic scholar, is Professor of Theology at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our review was a plain-spoken rebuke of Professor West's modernistic views relative to the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. We ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Lutheran Peace Treaty

The formal beginning of the Protestant Reformation, as generally fixed by historians, was October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther went to the Cathedral in Wittenberg, Germany and nailed a parchment to the door containing ninety-five "theses" (actually, indictments), objecting to various elements of Roman Catholic doctrine. Most of these were directed against the Roman dogma relating to the ... read more »

The Roman Catholic – Jewish Compromise

"The Jewish Week" is a news journal serving the Hebrew community of greater New York. On Friday, January 25th, the paper published a sensational article, the title of which was ""The Wait Is Over: Jews' Messiah Now Kosher"." The article, authored by staff writer Eric J. Greenberg, revealed a stunning compromise recently coming out of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of ... read more »

Roman Catholic Professor Denies the Resurrection of Christ

Thomas H. West, a Roman Catholic by background, is Professor of Theology at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. The controversial teacher recently authored a book under the title, Jesus and the Quest for Meaning (Fortress Press, 2001). Unfortunately, the gentleman's "quest for meaning" remains unfilled, for he has yet to grasp the basic meaning of the ... read more »

What About Catholicism’s Ideas About Mary?

"Why do some religions place such great attention upon Mary, the mother of Jesus?Is this justified?" Mary was a Hebrew maiden who was chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Her miraculous conception of the Savior was prophesied in the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14; cf. Matthew 1:22-23). Mary certainly was worthy of honor as a godly Jewish woman (see ... read more »

The Pope Ignites a Controversy

A furor was reignited recently when news outlets reported that "Pope Benedict XVI" made the claim that the Catholic Church is the only true path to salvation. Various "pastors" of non-Catholic persuasions denounced the assertion, while some Catholic officials since have contended that the "pontiff's" message had been "misconstrued." Several observations regarding this confusion are appropriate. If the Roman Catholic ... read more »

Galatians 2:11 — A Confrontation with Peter

Peter was a great apostle of Christ, a veritable pillar of the church (Galatians 2:9), but at times he could be weak. Though he had been shown miraculously that the Gentiles were entitled to equal privileges in the kingdom of God (Acts 10), on one occasion, when in the presence of influential Jewish Christians who were close to James, Peter ... read more »

A New Edict from the Vatican

A document issued by the Roman Vatican on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, has ignited considerable controversy in the community of "Christendom." It alleges that other "Christian churches," i.e., those beyond the pale of Romanism, are "defective" in that they do not recognize the "primacy of the Pope." The thirty-six-page declaration was prepared by the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of ... read more »

Reflections on the Pope

Fifty-eight million American Roman Catholics call him "Holy Father" (in violation of Matthew 23:9). He is revered as the head of the church on earth (though Christ possesses all authority in heaven and on earth, and is the exclusive head of the church [Matthew 28:18; Colossians 1:18]). Devotees of the Catholic religion assert that he is the successor of "Saint ... read more »

Pope Issues Apostolic Letter on 24th Anniversary of His “Petrine Ministry”

October 16th, 2002 was the 24th anniversary of Pope John Paul II. I don't track papal news from day to day. I was curious, however, when a broadcast noted that only four other "popes" had a longer tenure than John Paul II: Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius VI - and Peter himself! (Note: the use of the word "pope" is ... read more »