Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:09:35 — 59.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS(Note: Matt and Andrew spoke a bit about an earlier caller to Matt’s weekday broadcast in regard to the question: Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?……………….which lead […]

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 that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in its own […]

The RCC believes that there are two elements necessary for justification before God (i.e. salvation): faith and works.  This was the issue during the reformation when the reformers argued that salvation was by “faith alone” and not by works.  The RCC believes both are required and that God dispenses salvation through the “church” and Mary. Note: […]

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 free to choose good or evil; God or sin.  The RCC […]

The RCC believes that at the point of death every individual will be held accountable for his or her acceptance or denial of divine grace (1021).  In which case the person will either enter: Immediately into hell, Immediately into heaven, or Eventually into heaven after a time spent in purgatory Note: The RCC teaches that there […]

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 but each of them is God […]

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. Deity of Jesus Christ The […]