Reasoning From the Scriptures With Catholics
by Ron Rhodes
If you are interested in sharing the Gospel with your Catholic friends or understanding their beliefs more clearly, Reasoning From the Scriptures with Catholics is a complete, easy-to-use reference guide for you. Drawing on the official Catechism of the Catholic Church and other primary Catholic resources, noted Bible authority, Ron Rhodes examines Roman Catholic doctrines that run counter to God’s Word. Each chapter presents a thorough overview of a key Catholic tenet, provides a biblical response, and includes questions to help your family and friends evaluate their church’s teachings in light of God’s Word. You will discover the knowledge and tools you need to:
Present Scripture as the sole authority countering the Catholics elevation of tradition.
Use Scripture to effectively refute the exaltation of Mary, mother of Jesus.
Challenge Catholic doctrines of papal infallibility, transubstantiation, purgatory and indulgences.
Communicate biblical grace and true justification.
Help Catholics understand the Holy Spirit—not the Church—is the key to interpreting Scripture.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Evangelizing Catholics
Dialoguing with Roman Catholics
The Apocrypha: Does it Belong in the Bible?
Sola Scripture vs. Tradition—Part 1
Sola Scripture vs. Tradition—Part 2
Papal Infallibility and the Teaching Authority of the Church—Part 1
Papal Infallibility and the Teaching Authority of the Church—Part 2
Forensic Justification vs. Meritorious Justification—Part 1
Forensic Justification vs. Meritorious Justification—Part 2
Forensic Justification vs. Meritorious Justification—Part 3
Sin and the Sacrament of Penance
Purgatory and Indulgences
The Exaltation of Mary—Part 1
The Exaltation of Mary—Part 2
The Exaltation of Mary—Part 3
The Exaltation of Mary—Part 4
The Do’s and Don’t of Dialoguing with Catholics
Ecumenism in the Roman Catholic Church
The Veneration of Relics