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The Bible, the Absolute Basis of Truth,and Roman Catholic Authority

by Richard M. Bennett The basis of truth, according to the Bible, must be an absolute standard. Statement:  All believers acknowledge that there must be an absolute measure by which a thing may be judged to be truth or false.  In times past, that standard was called “the rule of faith” or “the basis of truth”, meaning the Read More

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Is Catholic Oral Tradition Valid Revelation?

Matthew Cserhati Introductory Questions What is truth? And how can we ascertain what the truth is? According to the Protestant churches, the sole highest authority in determining truth is the Scripture alone. As opposed to this, the Roman Catholic church claims that besides Scripture, her oral tradition also has authority: “As a result the Church, Read More

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The Immaculate Conception: Drama, Dogma, and Disaster

By Richard Bennett The Roman Catholic world is preparing to commemorate the promulgation of ‘The Immaculate Conception’ of Mary 150 years ago. Much has taken place already to celebrate this event and the climax is expected on 8 December 2004. Worship of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is standard practice in the Church of Rome. Read More

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Catholic Mysticism Infused into Society

The strong influence of Catholic mysticism has helped immensely to transform the New Age movement from being merely a counterculture-subculture, to becoming embedded into ordinary society.  Catholic mysticism has very effectively and subtly invaded many facets of life without being recognized or critically examined.  This has been actively promoted through self-help medical, educational, and psychological programs that Read More

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The Mystic Plague: Catholicism sets a Spiritualist Agenda

By Richard Bennett The Roman Catholic Church is persistent in her quest to draw all to herself. One of her major venues is the marketing of mysticism under various guises. This is because, as different world religions begin to adopt the idea that they must work together for the well-being of civilization, Rome truly believes Read More

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Hazards Unfolded by Emerging Church leaders

It is quite difficult to define properly the Emerging Church movement.  The basic conviction behind the movement is that Christianity needs to be reinvented to become relevant to our postmodern generation.  The group desires to make Christianity more appropriate for our time, such as regarding the environment.  The Emerging Church leaders hold that the Bible and reason do Read More

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Absolute Biblical Truth Opposed by Roman Catholicism

The Lord Jesus Christ promised the Apostles, “when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.”[1]  “All truth” signifies all revealed truth, which is recorded in the written Word.  This promise was precise, “He will guide you into all truth,” not all truths (plural), but rather “all truth.”  God’s truth is an indissoluble, balanced and harmonious Read More

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Catholic Mysticism and the Emerging Church

First we must define just what the term ‘mysticism’ means.  Mysticism is an attempt to gain ultimate knowledge of God by a direct experience that bypasses the mind.  As practiced by those who claim to be Christian, mysticism not only bypasses the mind, but it circumvents Christ Jesus as mediator.  For centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has assimilated Read More