Recently the WCRC, a worldwide coalition of so-called ‘Reformed churches’, signed an agreement with Roman Catholicism over the doctrine of justification. The agreement describes a ‘common understanding’ over the doctrine. What are the tactics often used by ecumenists, knowingly or unknowingly, to lower the defences of their critics? Has Rome changed? Has she compromised what the council of Trent and the Catholic Cathechism teaches? What does the agreement teach? What is the doctrine of justification as stated in the Bible? How important is it?
Paul Flynn (former vocalist of four metal bands from Cork, Ireland) shares how he got out of Heavy Metal Religious Idolatry and embraced Jesus Christ with Chris Arnzen of Iron Sharpens Iron Radio.
In a recent interview with CBS Joel Osteen was asked: ‘“You’ve been criticized for church-lite, or a cotton candy message. Do you feel like you’re cheating people by not telling them about the Hell part? Or repentance part?” she asked. “No, I really don’t, because it’s a different approach,” Osteen replied. “You know, it’s not hellfire and brimstone. But I say most people are beaten down enough by life. They already feel guilty enough. They’re not doing what they should do raising their kids—we can all find reasons,” he said. “So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, ‘You know what? I may not be perfect, but I’m moving forward. I’m doing better.’ And I think that motivates you to do better.”’-Source
Does Joel Osteen preach the gospel? Is repentance necessary for salvation? Are these issues seen in other churches?
What does Rome teach about good works in salvation? Is it Biblical? Does Rome teach what the Bible teaches, or does it teach a false gospel? Is grace necessary in Roman Catholicism? What does Roman Catholic apologist Tim Staples teach about the necessity of good works and how does he defend Rome’s teachings on this issue?