Mass is not a Continual Sacrifice
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it
and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body. Then he took a cup,
and when he had given thanks
What Do We Mean by
by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey
There are two main issues that divide Protestant Catholics from Roman Catholics. Both groups
claim to be catholic, that is, part of the apostolic, universal church of Jesus Christ. Roman
The Catholic Church:
Has It Really Changed Since the Reformation?
Dr. Donald Alban
March 9, 2012
Do you believe in destiny or that God creates such a thing? Many present-day
Protestants believe that the Reformation was supp
The Catholic Response:
Dr. Donald Alban
April 19, 2012
While reading The Catholic Response, I have been challenged to truly know what
I believe and do not believe. There are many doctrines within the Catholi
Just a few years ago, my attention was drawn to a book titled Born Fundamentalist, Born Again
Catholic by David B. Currie. He shares his upbringing in a thoroughly fundamentalist home
where he was taught the scriptures faithfully by his parents an
The First Pope
o Catholic Interpretation Matthew 16:19
o Petra is a feminine word and could never be use for masculine Peter. It is
only the demands of the language that the gender of the words are
different. Therefore, Jesus called him Son of Jonah to a
o The Five Sorrowful Events
The Agony, Scourging, Crowning, Carrying
the Cross and the Crucifixion
o The Five Glorious Events
The Resurrection, Ascension of Christ,
Decent of the Spirit, along with the
Assumption and Coronation of Mary.
What about Divorce?
o Separation is allowable, but not to remarry.
o The Eastern Orthodox view allows Catholic to remarry under certain
o The Western latin view allows for an annulment (make void) of a failed
marriage given under the circu
o Greek term which means Thanksgiving
o The object over which the Prayer of Thanksgiving
The sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is that
the bread and wine are transformed into the
true Body and Blood of Jesus C
By what authority?
Distinguish between personal sins and sin against God. Eph
Only the Lord Himself has the power to forgive sins.
It is blasphemous for it puts a sinful erring man in the place
that belongs to God.
o EXTREME UNCTION. last rites.
o The Means of Regeneration
John 3:5 What is water?
The Catholic interpret baptism for water.
Contextually it refers to amniotic fluid
Hermeneutically, it can refer to the Word of God, (1 Peter 23:25)
Recognized as personal Pentecost o
o These are acts not instituted by Christ but by the church. They do not
cause grace. Rather they are special blessings which the church gives to
inspire devotion and obtain spiritual favors. They are changeable.
A Biblical Perspective
o Further Clarifications
Catholicism does not say that saintly intercession is necessary to
mandatory, but it is possible.
Intercession is merely asking Mary or a saint to ask Jesus for help.
As Lazarus of Luke 16 was capable of helping in his state
Approval of Continued Virginity
o Mary retained her virginity for her entire life
Sexual intercourse with Joseph would desecrated virginal womb
It would have been below the dignity and holiness to forfeit her
miraculous virginity by carnal
o The Church has the exclusive right to interpret scripture.
A Biblical Evaluation
o Biblical truth was delivered once for all to the saints who were common
Romans 1:7 Paul doesnt just write to the pastors/leaders, but t
The church claims it must be interpreted by the church speaking to
Look at the number of Protestant denominations, each
having their own interpretation of biblical passages
Correct Method of Interpretation
o Apocryphal Errors
Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Assyria, ruling in Nineveh.
Should be Babylon*
The book makes salvation depend on good works. Tobit
also contains geographical, chronological and historical
mistakes. Tobit 12:9
Is the Church reliable?
There were real and serious evils in the Church in the 16th century. Many
of the clergy were not faithful to their vows. There was an over-emphasis
on externals and a neglect of the inner religious spirit.
However most with whom I have been acquainted fail to know what and why they believe as they
do. Therefore this study is not designed to berate Roman Catholics. Seldom is one won by an
argument that belittles and criticizes. Most Catholics would turn quic
Dr. Don Alban Sr.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Brief Review of the Differences
A Brief Review of Our Histories .
Significant Catholic Authority . . . . . .
The Three Pillars of Authority
The Bible .