This will be posted to accompany Program #53 (Luke 9:37-43) 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.
In this passage, Pastor Jim describes the dangers of the desire to remain in seclusion after “mountain top” experiences with God. For example, due to the co-opting of the Christian church by Constantine and subsequent Roman emperors, paganism crept into to the church. As a result, true Christians no longer felt welcome amongst the syncretistic practices.
Many sought refuge from this apostasy by moving away from cities. One of the earliest examples of this was Anthony. The great defender of Trinitarian doctrine, Athanasius, wrote a glowing biography of Anthony. However, as the saying goes, two wrongs don’t make a right. Monasticism was the wrong response to the wrong done to the Christian church by Constantine. As a result, this error led to even greater error and abuse.
See Richard Bennett’s book, Catholicism-East of Eden: Insights into Catholicism for the 21st Century, for a fuller discussion of this subject.
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.