This will be posted to accompany Program #7, 30 & 31 and later ones in which Pastor Jim makes applications from Luke to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church.
We are introducing a new outreach to Catholic visitors to our TFW Facebook page. After a quick discussion of Pastor Jim’s teaching (listen to the program for a fuller understanding), we will be announcing our special offer to Catholic visitors.
Pastor Jim: “Elizabeth and john spoke up and insisted that their son was to be name John, even thought this was against human tradition (no one in their family was named this). So, be careful that in your personal life and your church life that you don’t get hung up on tradition that contradicts revelation.”
Here is a link to an excellent article on bereanbeacon.org and a short excerpt:
Matthew Cserhati Introductory Questions
“What is truth? And how can we ascertain what the truth is? According to the Protestant churches, the sole highest authority in determining truth is the Scripture alone. As opposed to this, the Roman Catholic Church claims that besides Scripture, her oral tradition also has authority:
“As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, ‘does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.’”
This is a bold claim. Many of the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings, such as Mary’s eternal virginity, the papacy, and the doctrine of Purgatory, are defended by her oral tradition. Without tradition, these teachings of the Roman Catholic church would have no support whatsoever.”
If you are a Catholic visitor to our Facebook page, we would like to offer you some free information about the true way of salvation. This is a pilot program, and you must reply by email and provide the following information:
Please indicate what type of information you’d like to receive. We are primarily using former-priest Richard Bennett’s resources from his website. We will send a sample of one of these to you free of charge.
Would you like to read a tract or a book?
Would you like to read testimonies of former priests or former lay Catholics?
Please send the request (and answer the above questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your street address (no PO Boxes), and allow 4 weeks for delivery. This is a limited time and limited resource offer.