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