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Is Catholicism Unraveling from Its Scandals?

By Richard Bennett and Jim Whitley People Are Departing the Roman Catholic Church The Roman Catholic Church faces a grim future in today’s Ireland, formerly one of the most devout Catholic countries in Europe: “In 2009, the Murphy report on the sexual abuse of children in the archdiocese of Dublin revealed that the Catholic Church’s Read More

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Latest Scandals Warn Us to Beware of Pope Francis

Richard Bennett and Stuart Quint The Vatican officially teaches that the Pope is the substitute for Christ Jesus. “The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ‘is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.’  ‘For the Roman Pontiff, by reason Read More

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Salvation: God’s Grace in Christ Alone Saves

by Richard M. Bennett If you are a Catholic, can you say without a doubt that you are right with God at this very moment? Perhaps you will answer, “Well, I’m following the teachings of the Church on how to be right with God.” Then would you agree that those beliefs should match God’s written Read More

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State of Europe Before the Reformation: The Nations of Europe Prepared for Reformation (Chapter 5)

State of Europe Before the Reformation Excerpt adapted from History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Swiss Protestant minister, translated by H. White (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh: 1846). http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/daubigne/HISTORY_OF_THE_REFORMATION.pdf History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Chapter 5 The Nations of Europe Prepared for Reformation Popular Feeling for Read More

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State of Europe Before the Reformation: God Plants the Seeds of the Reformation in Europe (Chapter 4)

State of Europe Before the Reformation Excerpt adapted from History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Swiss Protestant minister, translated by H. White (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh: 1846). http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/daubigne/HISTORY_OF_THE_REFORMATION.pdf History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Chapter 4 God Plants the Seeds of the Reformation in Europe Christianity Read More

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State of Europe Before the Reformation: Church Corruption Prior to Reformation (Chapter 3)

State of Europe Before the Reformation Excerpt adapted from History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Swiss Protestant minister, translated by H. White (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh: 1846). http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/daubigne/HISTORY_OF_THE_REFORMATION.pdf History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Chapter 3 Church Corruption Prior to Reformation The Proliferation of Darkness in Read More

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State of Europe Before the Reformation: Roman Catholic Doctrines Mock Christ (Chapter 2)

State of Europe Before the Reformation Excerpt adapted from History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Swiss Protestant minister, translated by H. White (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh: 1846).  We have added convenient links should you wish to learn more about specific material. http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/daubigne/HISTORY_OF_THE_REFORMATION.pdf Chapter 2 Roman Catholic Doctrines Mock Read More

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Sad State of Europe Pre-Reformation: Rome Routs Christianity (Chapter 1)

State of Europe Before the Reformation Excerpt adapted from History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century by J. H. Merle D’Aubigne, Swiss Protestant minister, translated by H. White (Oliver & Boyd: Edinburgh: 1846). http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/daubigne/HISTORY_OF_THE_REFORMATION.pdf How the Catholic Church Usurped Early Christianity Chapter 1 The Emergence of Authentic Christianity The enfeebled world was tottering on Read More

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Falling In Love with the Biblical Jesus

Stan Weber What could change the faith of a Catholic from birth (and former altar boy) in his 38th year?  The answer is the grace and power of God and His Word, the Holy Scriptures!  Once a fiercely independent electrical engineer, successful businessman, married fifteen years with two children, I had gotten myself into financial Read More

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Eternal Life in Christ or Despair in Roman Catholic Purgatory?

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