Skip to comments.The Protestant's Dilemma
Posted on 03/31/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
What if Protestantism were true? What if the Reformers really were heroes, the Bible the sole rule of faith, and Christ's Church just an invisible collection of loosely united believers?
As an Evangelical, Devin Rose used to believe all of it. Then one day the nagging questions began. He noticed things about Protestant belief and practice that didn't add up. He began following the logic of Protestant claims to places he never expected it to goleading to conclusions no Christians would ever admit to holding.
In The Protestant's Dilemma, Rose examines over thirty of those conclusions, showing with solid evidence, compelling reason, and gentle humor how the major tenets of Protestantismif honestly pursued to their furthest extent wind up in dead ends of absurdity.
The only escape? Catholic truth, which Rose patiently unpacks. In each instance, he shows how Catholicism solves the Protestant's dilemma through the witness of Scripture, Christian history, and the authority with which Christ himself undeniably vested his Church.
The Protestant's Dilemma is the perfect book to give non-Catholics trying to work through their own nagging doubts, or for Catholics looking for a fresh way to deepen their understanding of the Faith.
(Excerpt) Read more at protestantsdilemma.com ...
As a former Protestant pastor, I wish that I had read The Protestant's Dilemma years ago. Devin Rose serves as a theological tour guide, leading the Protestant from the parlor of Martin Luther to the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. Along the way, he demonstrates that each and every step toward the Catholic Church conforms to Sacred Scripture and Church history. This is the guidebook to get you from the Reformation to Rome.Taylor Marshall, author of The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism & the Origins of Catholicism
Why?? Because one of these tonight just isn’t enough, right?
I like that St. Crispin’s Day quote in your profile.
It really is a stain on FR that they let this go on.
Another stalker article, with Catholics yet again obsessed with Protestants. Do they know Protestants rarely ponder Catholicism?
Its creepy,,, we don’t hate you, but we really aren’t coming back. Even if you slash our tires and send us cards. Don’t make us get a restraining order.
I would prefer to read good summaries of the key arguments but all I can find at the link is advert to purchase the book ( did I overlook something?)
And FR is biased on this question.
Does the book talk about Catholic bishops hiding and protecting child-molesting priests? I know there may not be any more molestors in the Catholic priesthood than any other profession, but that’s not the point. The Catholic hierarchy shielded them, shunted them from parish to parish - exposing new congregations to potential danger - and that’s the real scandal. An institution that is wholly top-down in its power structure gives us a lesson in how power corrupts.
This is why Protestantism isn’t going to go away - many Christians want to have a voice in church government, and to be treated like adults, not children. This is the same impetus that gave rise to the American Revolution. Which was a largely protestant movement, as it happens.
While I’m not sure what catholics mean by “protestant,” I’m guessing they simply mean people who take the Lord at His Word and rely on the Bible and who don’t rely on man-made traditions and works for their salvation, but who instead rely solely on Jesus—you know, just like Jesus told us to. I’ll take the Lord’s Word over corrupt, man-made, extra-biblical traditions ANY DAY.
Nice ad, typical Catholic analysis. Kevin Trudeau Part Two.
Yes, it is. I imagine that because there's a huge catholic presence here, and they donate, it is what it is.
This was posted on March 18 The Protestant's Dilemma
It went up to 820 posts that only ceased input last Saturday. Why did you need to repost? Hasn't pretty much everything that can be said already been said???
It is amazing that you allow Protestants to live rent free in your head.
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It doesn’t introduce any arguments or facts for us to discuss.
Another one bashing Protestants. Isn’t one a night enough? What is it with you Catholics? Aren’t y’all secure in your beliefs? I have never seen one religious group so obnoxious.
I’d believe that if certain posters didn’t ping the entire contingent of FR protestantism when making a reply to a thread on the RF.
Frankly, I don’t think it’s that huge. The same names post A LOT.
I started getting into a discussion about it with a friend who talks faster than I do ;-) and she didn't want to hear what I had to say after I informed her that I have issues with the Catholic church but the most basic doctrine is if you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord you will be saved. I explained that a Catholic who recites the creed and thinking about the words they are reciting believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths " . . . . we believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, only son of the Father." I got that much out, not sure which creed, not the Apostles but the Athanasian or Nicean.
With me it's not a case that one side is all wrong and the other side is all right.
I've been stuck on it for a few years now, I think the bible alone can save if that's all a person has, but it would be good to know the right teaching about the Eucharist and then work on the other areas of misunderstanding. There are many things Catholics believe that are not required for belief, just that over the years, private revelations and experiences become popular, especially by culture.
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