Authority in Roman Catholicism

The Roman Catholic Church understands three sources of authority: Tradition Scripture The Church It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated...

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...