I just do not know what to make of all the rush of pastors into Catholic-like belief. Perhaps most do not know what Catholics really believe. But with the Evangelicals and Catholics Together I and II conferences in the past years, as well as the emergent and other church groups embracing some of medieval Catholicism, I wonder about this trend. I don't know about you, but I would rather not go back to the Middle Ages. It wasn't a great time to be alive.
If you aren't sure why Protestants should probably not embrace Catholicism, Old Truth had a great post today on what Catholics really believe. You might not think that is important, but when you have BIG problems in your life and you wonder where God is, I think it would be of the utmost importance for you to know if you were justified and totally accepted by God in and through Christ; or, whether your justification was "in process" and God didn't have to do one thing for you since you weren't yet in covenant with Him.
N. T. Wrightism is flooding into our Christian colleges and seminaries as well as into some of our churches. His theology seems to be more of a "justification process" than the Reformational one of "you-receive-Christ-and-then-you-are-justfified-right-there-and-then. By the way, I'm not talking about Catholic peoples. I am talking about their religion. Yes, I said the "R" word, because that is what Catholicism is--a religion and a paganistic one at that.
The post at Old Truth is in the link below and is not too long to read.
Steve Went Looking for Grace
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