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Title: World Religions, Cults, and Worldviews


1
World Religions, Cults, and Worldviews
  • The Roman Catholic Church

2
The Roman Catholic Church
  • Catholics do have an orthodox view of
  • the Trinity
  • the deity of Christ
  • the Virgin Birth of Christ
  • the sinlessness of Christ
  • and to some extent, Christs sacrifice on the
    Cross (they detract from its sufficiency and add
    rituals needed to supplement the atonement)

3
Traditions
  • 1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered
    around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, 2
    and had seen that some of His disciples were
    eating their bread with impure hands, that is,
    unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews
    do not eat unless they carefully wash their
    hands, thus observing the traditions of the
    elders 4 and when they come from the market
    place, they do not eat unless they cleanse
    themselves and there are many other things which
    they have received in order to observe, such as
    the washing of cups and pitchers and copper
    pots.) 5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him,
    Why do Your disciples not walk according to the
    tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with
    impure hands?

4
Traditions
  • 6 And He said to them, Rightly did Isaiah
    prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written
    THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR
    HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 7 BUT IN VAIN DO THEY
    WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF
    MEN. 8 Neglecting the commandment of God, you
    hold to the tradition of men. 9 He was also
    saying to them, You are experts at setting aside
    the commandment of God in order to keep your
    tradition.

5
Traditions
  • 10 For Moses said, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR
    MOTHER and, HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR
    MOTHER, IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH 11 but you say,
    If a man says to his father or his mother,
    whatever I have that would help you is Corban
    (that is to say, given to God), 12 you no longer
    permit him to do anything for his father or his
    mother 13 thus invalidating the word of God by
    your tradition which you have handed down and
    you do many things such as that. Mark 71-13

6
Revelation
  • 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and
    profitable for teaching, for reproof, for
    correction, for training in righteousness 17 so
    that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for
    every good work. 2 Timothy 316-17
  • The Catholic Church says, Sacred Tradition and
    Sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit
    of the Word of God . . . (Catechism of the
    Catholic Church or CCC, paragraph 97)

7
Revelation
  • Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted
    and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and
    reverence. (Catechism, para. 82)

8
Development of Traditions
  • Roman Catholic doctrine developed considerably
    during the medieval period and beyond
  • purgatory in 593
  • prayer to Mary, saints, and angels in 600
  • kissing the popes foot in 709
  • canonization of dead saints in 995
  • celibacy of the priesthood in 1079 (See next
    slide)
  • the rosary in 1090
  • transubstantiation and confessing sins to a
    priest in 1215
  • indulgences 1343 Pope Clement IV
  • the seven sacraments in 1439
  • infallibility of the Pope (1870)

9
Development of Traditions
  • 1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later
    times some will fall away from the faith, paying
    attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of
    demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars
    seared in their own conscience as with a branding
    iron, 3 men who forbid marriage and advocate
    abstaining from foods which God has created to be
    gratefully shared in by those who believe and
    know the truth. 4 For everything created by God
    is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is
    received with gratitude 5 for it is sanctified
    by means of the word of God and prayer. 1
    Timothy 41-4

10
Indulgences
  • Indulgences a remission before God of the
    temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has
    already been forgiven, which the faithful
    Christian who is duly disposed gains under
    certain prescribe conditions through the action
    of the church which, as the minister of
    redemption, dispenses and applies with authority
    the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and
    the saints. (CCC, para. 1471)

11
Salvation
  • Salvation is not only by works, instead of grace,
    but a lifelong set of rituals which, if ignored,
    mean the person has lost their salvation. It is
    an entire system of works as opposed to resting
    in Gods grace through Christ. You are your own
    savior.
  • Earlier we saw that salvation comes through the
    Pope (Pope Boniface the 8th, 1302)
  • Salvation through the MASS and sacraments
  • Baptismal regeneration baby is born again
    through baptism!
  • Purgatory needed to cleanse you of sins Christs
    sacrifice did not cleanse you of

12
Justification
  • How and when do we gain right legal standing
    before God?
  • The Bible says that God justifies him who has
    faith in Jesus (Rom. 326), and that a man is
    justified by faith apart from works of law (Rom.
    328). He says, Since we are justified by faith
    we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
    Christ (Rom. 51). Moreover, a man is not
    justified by works of the law but through faith
    in Jesus Christ (Gal. 216).

13
Justification
  • Justify is related to the word for righteous.
  • The word for righteousness in Greek (dikaiosune)
    is related to the verb to justify or dikaio.
  • Righteousfy means to declare righteous.

14
Justification
  • Justification is an instantaneous legal act of
    God in which He
  • (1) thinks of our sins as forgiven and Christs
    righteousness as belonging to us
  • (2) declares us to be righteous in His sight
  • This is COURTROOM LANGUAGE

15
Justification
  • Then he Abraham believed in the LORD and He
    reckoned credited it to him as righteousness.
    Genesis 156

16
Justification
  • To justify to declare righteous
  • When they heard this all the people and the tax
    collectors justified God acknowledged Gods
    justice, having been baptized with the baptism
    of John (Luke 729).
  • He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns
    the righteous, both of them alike are an
    abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 1715

17
Justification
  • 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God
    is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not
    spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us
    all, how will He not also with Him freely give us
    all things? 33 Who will bring a charge against
    God's elect? God is the one who justifies 34 who
    is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who
    died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the
    right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
    Romans 831-34

18
Justification
  • Justification includes imputation
  • Imputes God thinks of Christs righteousness as
    belonging to us (Rom. 43 1 Cor. 130 Phil.
    39 Rom. 46-8).
  • God credits something to our spiritual account
  • For what does the Scripture say? ABRAHAM
    BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED logizomai TO
    HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Romans 43

19
Justification
  • 7 But whatever things were gain to me, those
    things I have counted as loss for the sake of
    Christ. 8 More than that, I count all things to
    be loss in view of the surpassing value of
    knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have
    suffered the loss of all things, and count them
    but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, 9 and may
    be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my
    own derived from the Law, but that which is
    through faith in Christ, the righteousness which
    comes from God on the basis of faith Philippians
    37-9

20
Justification
  • Now that no one is justified by the Law before
    God is evident for, The righteous man shall
    live by faith. Galatians 311
  • for all have sinned and fall short of the glory
    of God, being justified as a gift by His grace
    through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus
    Romans 323-24

21
Justification
  • Why Faith? Its the exact opposite of works or
    self-merit or self-reliance
  • The dividing line between Catholics and
    Protestants
  • to be declared innocent
  • or
  • to be made innocent?
  • To be imputed or credited with righteousness or
    imparted/infused with righteousness.

22
Justification
  • The Roman Catholic View
  • Infused righteousness At the moment of
    salvation, God infuses or weaves into you an
    actual sinless holiness. At that moment, you are
    perfectly innocent in actual practice.
  • Does this sound like legal, courtroom language?
    No.

23
Justification
  • The Council of Trent (1545-1563)
  • The means of justification is the sacrament of
    baptism.
  • Those who, by sin have fallen from the received
    grace of justification may be again justified ...
    through the sacrament of penance. (confession,
    Hail Marys, etc.)

24
Justification
  • The Council of Trent
  • If any one says, that by faith alone the sinner
    is justified in such a way as to mean, that
    nothing else is required to co-operate in order
    to the obtaining the grace of Justification, and
    that it is not in any way necessary, that he be
    prepared and disposed by the movement of his own
    will let him be anathema condemned. (Council
    of Trent, Canons on Justification, Canon 9)

25
Justification
  • The Council of Trent
  • If any one says, that man is truly absolved from
    his sins and justified, because he assuredly
    believed himself absolved and justified or, that
    no one is truly justified but he who believes
    himself justified and that, by this faith alone,
    absolution and justification are effected let
    him be anathema. (Canon 14)

26
Justification
  • The Council of Trent
  • If any one says, that the justice received is
    not preserved and also increased before God
    through good works but that the said works are
    merely the fruits and signs of Justification
    obtained, but not a cause of the increase of
    justification let him be anathema. (Canon 24)

27
Justification
  • If any one shall say that justifying faith is
    nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy
    pardoning sins for Christs sake, or that it is
    that confidence alone by which we are justified
    ... let him be accursed (Canon 12)
  • For we maintain that a man is justified by faith
    apart from works of the Law. Romans 328
  • Therefore, having been justified by faith, we
    have peace with God through our Lord Jesus
    Christ Romans 51

28
Justification
  • If any one says, that, after the grace of
    Justification has been received, to every
    penitent sinner the guilt is remitted, and the
    debt of eternal punishment is blotted out in such
    wise, that there remains not any debt of temporal
    punishment to be discharged either in this world,
    or in the next in Purgatory, before the entrance
    to the kingdom of heaven can be opened (to him)
    let him be anathema. (Canon 30)

29
Justification
  • Baptism is only the initial grace along the road
    of justification. The Roman Catholic is to then
    maintain his position before God by his efforts.
  • No one can merit the initial grace which is at
    the origin of conversion. Moved by the Holy
    Spirit, we can merit for ourselves and for others
    all the graces needed to attain eternal life, as
    well as necessary temporal goods," (Catechism of
    the Catholic Church (CCC), par. 2027).
  • You cannot merit grace. Grace is unmerited
    favor.

30
Justification
  • 13 When you were dead in your transgressions and
    the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you
    alive together with Him, having forgiven us all
    our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the
    certificate of debt consisting of decrees against
    us, which was hostile to us and He has taken it
    out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
    Colossians 213-14

31
Justification
  • Summary The Roman Catholic view of salvation
    promotes an insufficient Christ, an inadequate
    Cross, a losable salvation, and a salvation that
    fails to protect you from Gods wrath against sin
    since it is based on your good works. - Joel
    James

32
Afterlife
  • Purgatory (more works) or directly into Gods
    presence?
  • And He said to him, Truly I say to you, today
    you shall be with Me in Paradise. Luke 2343
  • we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather
    to be absent from the body and to be at home with
    the Lord. 2 Corinthians 58
  • But I am hard-pressed from both directions,
    having the desire to depart and be with Christ,
    for that is very much better Philippians 123

33
How to Reach Catholics with the Gospel
  • Encourage them to read the Bible, especially
    books like the Gospel of John and Ephesians,
    Galatians, Romans.
  • Give them a tract, such as the ones from
    Evantell, that clearly explain the Gospel.
  • Give them a book or video from Mike Gendrons
    ministry
  • Emphasize the finished work of Christ and
    salvation by grace through faith.
  • Dont waste time arguing about Mary or priests
    distractions
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