Book Review of The Catholic Verses - 95 Bibles Passages That Confound Protestants
THE CATHOLIC VERSES - by Dave Armstrong
Martin Luther ignited the Protestant Reformation by tacking ninety-five anti-Catholic theses to a church door in Germany. Now Dave Armstrong counters with ninety-five pro-Catholic passages from an authority far greater than Luther: the Bible itself. With humility and care, Armstrong here explains ninety-five key Bible passages that confound all who would use Scripture to criticize the Church and her doctrines. These are the verses that have drawn so many serious believers - including Armstrong - out of their Protestant congregations and into the Catholic Church. Armstrong shows that a fair-minded reading of each of these passages (and of the whole Bible) supports the Catholic position on the key issues that divide Protestants from Catholics. Here is biblical evidence that Catholicism is right about the nature of baptism, the Communion of Saints, the Eucharist, and the Church; about relics, purgatory, and Mary; and about the authority of the Pope, the Bible, and Tradition. The Church is right about faith and good works, the immorality of divorce and contraception, and much more. (book backcover)
webmaster note: we will show how Dave Armstrong through the use of cult techniques will quote Bible verses out of context and will layer his conclusions with non-Biblical rationalities.
THE CHURCH IS THE "PILLAR OF THE TRUTH"
THE BINDING AUTHORITY OF COUNCILS, LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
THE AUTHORITY OF ORAL TRADITION
CHRISTIANS OUGHT TO BE ONE AS JESUS AND HIS FATHER ARE ONE
A MULTIPLICITY OF DIVISIONS IS A BAD THING
PAUL FORBIDS DISSENSIONS AND DENOMINATIONALISM
THE NECESSITY OF AUTHORITATIVE INTERPRETATION
THE BINDING AUTHORITY OF TRADITION, ACCORDING TO ST. PAUL
ORAL AND EXTRABIBLICAL TRADITION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
ST. PETER AS THE ROCK AND POSSESSOR OF THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
FAITH AND WORKS: TWO SIDES OF ONE COIN
THE RICH YOUNG RULER'S QUESTION ABOUT SALVATION
GOD'S FELLOW WORKERS?
ST. PAUL'S PLEA: "WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION"
OBEDIENCE NECESSARY FOR SALVATION
DISOBEDIENCE LED TO DEATH, OBEDIENCE TO JUSTIFICATION
ST. PAUL ON FALLING AWAY FROM THE FAITH AND SALVATION
OTHER BIBLICAL WRITERS ON APOSTASY
THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF WORKS (AND ABSENCE OF FAITH) IN JUDGMENT DAY ACCOUNTS
ST. PAUL: "DOERS OF THE LAW" WILL BE JUSTIFIED
BAPTISM OF ENTIRE HOUSEHOLDS (IMPLYING THE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN)
THE LAST SUPPER: "THIS IS MY BODY"
"HE WHO EATS MY FLESH AND DRINKS MY BLOOD HAS ETERNAL LIFE"
"PARTICIPATION" IN THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
PROFANING THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD
SHARING IN CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS
CARRYING CHRIST'S AFFLICTIONS IN OUR BODIES
THE IMITATION OF PAUL AND THE VENERATION OF SAINTS
SAINTS IN HEAVEN AS A "CLOUD OF WITNESSES" WATCHING THOSE ON EARTH
THE INTERCESSION OF THE SAINTS AND THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE EARTH
ELISHA'S BONES RAISE A MAN FROM THE DEAD
MORE BIBLICAL RELICS: ELIJAH'S MANTLE, PETER'S SHADOW, AND PAUL'S HANDKERCHIEF
A BIBLICAL ARGUMENT FOR PURGATORY
BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD: THE MOST "UN-PROTESTANT" VERSE IN THE BIBLE
THE CASE OF ONESIPHORUS: DID ST. PAUL PRAY FOR A DEAD MAN?
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD WHEN THE DEAD ARE RAISED
FULL OF GRACE: THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY'S SINLESSNESS AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
VOLUNTARY EUNUCHS FOR THE SAKE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
WORD FAITH INDEX
CATHOLIC CHURCH INDEX