We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

No Assurance In Catholicism

Catholicism does not believe in assurance.  You can never be sure.  That is why people have to pray for you even when you are dead, to pay money for indulgences, and to light candles.  Catholicism and all forms of Catholicism are opposed to the teaching of assurance.  The whole system of the priesthood depends upon the absence of assurance: you need them in life, you need them in death, you need them in purgatory.  You can never be sure of your salvation.  But that is the antithesis of the New Testament teaching.  We are meant to have assurance and knowledge and certainty while still in this world.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Experiencing the New Birth: Studies in John 3,” pg.200

1 comment:

Drew said...

Catholicism: Don't store up treasures on earth, where moths can destroy and thieves break in and steal. Store up treasures in heaven -- which you might never make it to.