What is Sin in Roman Catholicism?

The RCC believes that all humans, except Mary, are born with the affects of original sin.  However, baptism removes the affects of original sin and leaves the person with a wounded nature or weakness toward sin.  The RCC clearly believes that man’s will is completely...

Who is God in Roman Catholicism?

The RCC “never ceases to proclaim her faith in one only God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit” (152).  The RCC believes the “Trinity is One. [They] do not confess three Gods, but one God in three persons … The divine persons do not share the one divinity among themselves...

Who is Jesus Christ in Roman Catholicism?

There is little question that the RCC accepts a Biblical view of the Deity of Jesus Christ.  However, since the RCC has devoted much of its theology to the doctrine of Mary and since Mary is tightly tied to her Son, Jesus Christ, Mary will be discussed with her Son....

Authority in Islam

Background Islam is the youngest of the world’s major religions originated in the seventh century with the life and mission of Muhammad.  It was not a totally new religion.  Its conceptual roots are in Judaism and Christianity.  Muslims see their religion as a...

Refuting Islam in three minutes

What Changed One Muslim’s Thinking Sometime ago, I was with an acquaintance of mine, Scotty, who was open air preaching in Newport Beach, California.  Scotty had set up a heckler’s box for his hecklers to stand on, and this particular time, on the box was a Muslim...

What is salvation in Islam?

Salvation to a Muslim seems to be based on a desire to avoid hell and receive pleasures and happiness.  Throughout the Qur’an, the principal motivation for accepting God and believing in His revelation appears to be fear: fear of the last judgment and fear of eternal...

What is sin in Islam?

Islam does not espouse the doctrine of original sin.  Islam teaches that the sinner alone, the individual person and not his ancestors or descendants, is responsible for his actions; there is no inherited sin on the soul to be purged as a condition of entry into the...

What is the afterlife in Islam?

Paradise (Heaven) The name most frequently given to paradise, the abode of the blessed, is Janna [garden].  The description of paradise in the Qur’an shows that it is essentially a place of sensual delights in which there are beautiful women, couches covered with rich...

Who is God in Islam?

Paganism is offensive to a Muslim.  Islam believes in strict monotheism.  Islam does not accept any God that has multiple persons as a Godhead. They would believe that to be polytheism.  Islam denies the Trinity because it misunderstands the definition to be referring...

Who is Jesus Christ in Islam?

Islam often refers to Jesus as “the son of Mary”.  This phrase displays that he is merely human not Divine.  Jesus is a messenger of Allah, along with Abraham, Moses and Noah. And remember We took from the prophets their covenant: As (We did) from thee: from Noah,...

Authority in Jehova Witnesses

The Bible and the New World Translation The Jehovah Witness’s (JW’s) believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and accurately transmits God’s thoughts and will to mankind. There are many strand of evidence proving that the Bible really is God’s Word.  Each strand is...