- On today’s show Landon discusses the death of Dr. Myles Munroe and how we should be filled with sorrow but also joyful that his heresy will spread no more. Then, he moves into part 2 of the study on Roman Catholicism and how, as Protestants, we do not have any business endorsing or tolerating this theological cult.
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[00:02:32] Topic 1: Myles Munroe is Dead: Be Filled With Sorrow and Joy
- Dr. Myles Munroe, internationally-known author, bible teacher, governmental consultant and leadership mentor, was one of nine passengers on a plane that crashed in Grand Bahama on Sunday afternoon, according to multiple news reports.
[00:13:21] Topic 2: Are Roman Catholics Saved? A study of Catholicism. (Part 2)
- We continue our multi-session study on Roman Catholicism and why it is not Biblical, nor is it in accord with the Bible.
- The only tenable position for Protestants in regards to the Roman Catholic church is that we are not the same. To say that Roman Catholics and Protestants are “together” is a logical impossibility. The official RCC doctrine does not adhere to scripture as directed in 1 Cor. 4:6.
- Today we specifically focus on how Roman Catholics twist scripture regarding “tradition” to squeeze in error that furthers their position.
- One of the great differences between Protestant and Catholic doctrine is in the area of tradition. The Protestant Church recognizes Church Tradition but maintains that the Bible alone is intended by God to be the final authority of doctrinal truth (2 Tim. 3:16). The Catholic Church, however, says, “Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture make up a single sacred deposit of the Word of God.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 97)
- We use both scripture and tradition but tradition is subordinate to scripture.
- The Roman Catholic Church says, “Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.” (CCC 82)
- “There is a formula current in Christian teaching (and the formula is borrowed from St. Paul himself) that traditional truth was confided to the Church as a deposit which it would guard and faithfully transmit as it had received it without adding to it or taking anything away… This deposit in fact is not an inanimate thing passed from hand to hand; it is not, properly speaking, an assemblage of doctrines and institutions consigned to books or other monuments… it must be represented as a current of life and truth coming from God through Christ and through the Apostles to the last of the faithful who repeats his creed and learns his catechism.” – Catholic Encyclopedia, Tradition and the Living Magisterium
- “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 way, under the action of the one Holy Spirit, they all contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, par. 95
- Because the Roman Catholic Church elevates its own tradition, it has placed it on equal level with God‘s word, both of which can only be interpreted by the Roman Catholic Church! But, Sacred Tradition is based on man‘s opinions, memory, and ideas – in spite of the claim of the RCC that it is guided by the Holy Spirit. And, as an important note, nowhere in the Bible is Sacred Tradition said to be inspired.
- Why does the Roman Catholic Church work so hard at promoting its tradition and support for it in the Bible? It is because it needs to maintain its position as the ―only true church‖ that has the authority to tell us what God‘s Word means; which includes praying to Mary, praying to the Saints, indulgences, penance, and many other unbiblical teachings.
- The Apocrypha is a set of books written between approximately 400 B.C. and the time of Christ. The word “apocrypha” means “Hidden.” These books consist of 1 and 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, the Rest of Esther, the Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, (also titled Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, The Letter of Jeremiah, Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, Bel and the Dragon, The Additions to Daniel, The Prayer of Manasseh, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.
- The Apocryphal books are not scripture. The Jews never considered them to be inspired. Neither Jesus nor the apostles ever quoted from the Apocrypha.
- At the time of the Reformation, Martin Luther was teaching the biblical position of salvation by grace through faith alone. The Apocrypha contains the errors of works salvation which is probably why the RCC canonized it in 1547.
Resources Mentioned During the Show
(Click on titles for links)
- Myles Munroe is Dead: Be Filled With Sorrow and Joy
- Myles Munroe video (don’t want to hear ’bout no blood on no Cross)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- CARM.org (Site of the Catholic study author, Matt Slick. Please consider purchasing the actual study as it is highly edifying.)
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