Steve’s Last Show on Catholic Answers

by Steve Ray on May 1, 2008

Bible Verses Missed by Some Protestants

RadioInterview sm.jpgYou can now listen on-line to my last Catholic Answers Live show here. For other listening options, click here. We will do another show like this with Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio, Sirius Satellite and EWTN Radio on Friday, May 9, at 9:30 AM.

We discussed verses that Protestants often don't see in the Bible. This time we emphasized verses related to Baptism. We will be doing other follow up shows with other verses.

Obviously these verses are in the Bible and read by Protestants, but it is easy to miss some of these verses that don't quite fit Evangelical traditions. This show begins a mini-series as we consider some of these verses that really stand out.

What started the conversation were comments like the one below sent to me by Apologist John Martignoni.

Bible.jpg"I'll never forget the time I showed a co-worker (PCA) the verse from John 20 about Jesus giving the disciples the authority to forgive or retain sins.  Her jaw dropped open.  She said, "I've read John 20 times and I've never seen that verse."  
          Then she noticed that I had a "Catholic Study Bible," and she got this big smile on her face and said, "Oh…wait a minute…this is a Catholic Bible.  Let me go get my King James."  A minute later she walked back into my office as she was flipping through her KJV and when she came to John 20, she froze and literally could not speak for several seconds…she just stared at me.  At which point I took her on a Catholic tour of the Bible for the next couple of hours.  
              She never came into my office and told me where the Catholic Church had "gotten it wrong" again…which she had done several times previous to that encounter."
  

 

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim May 1, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Would you mind listing the 4 verses you used

1 Peter 3:21, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, John 3:5

Shazia May 3, 2008 at 11:29 PM

There’s a lot of Achilles Heel verses that you could use to demonstrate the weaknesses in Protestant arguments.

Unfortunately there are also verses that Evangelical Protestants could use in the attempt to disarm the Catholic points of view on things, and maybe it would be very helpful if we had that in mind so that Catholics can be proactive in defending an issue.

There are some verses in the Bible that could be used to “prove” the idea of predestination at the expense of free will. I forgot what part of the Bible it is in, but I think it is in one of Paul’s Epistles. The verses look like God chose who he would save, from the beginning of time, and I honestly would like to know how to combat those verses head on.

In case you are wondering I am indeed on the Catholic side of this. I just want to be prepared for whatever might come at me.

Robert ian Williams May 4, 2008 at 5:08 PM

The New Reformed Evangelical version of the Bible…texts adapted for evangelical sensibilities:

This represents my body

This represents my blood

Unless you spiritually feed on me in pure Faith , you will not show the sealing of your salvation. (John 6)

The Bible which is the pillar and foundation of the truth

All Scripture is inspired of God, and solely sufficient for establishing doctrine

And he breathed on them and said, receive the Holy Ghost and have the authority to preach the forgiveness of sins.

For we have a Lords table, on which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat.

Everyone should marry for decency,and he who gives his son and daughter in marriage doeth better..

Simon, Satan has desired to have you, but I have prayed for all the disciples to strenghthen you in the Faith.

All my disciples, if you love me , feed my precious flock.

Go ye therefore into all the world, teaching and preaching the forgiveness of sins.

Unless a man is born of the spirit, he cannot enter tthe Kingdom of Heaven

For some shall be saved, escaping the fire of Hell.

Remember worry not for your election is secure

Even though the devil prowls, he cannot destroy your salvation.

Work not for your salvation for it is a free gift of God.

repent and be born again , by accepting Christ as your personal Lord ansd Saviour.

For we are not saved by water baptism but by Faith.

For the Spirit washes us with the spirtual regeneration BORN OF FAITH.
For we are saved by Faith alone, and works are just an outward confirmation of our new life.

Onesimimus did not suffer shipwreck of Faith, because he was saved.

For God has made no man, a eunach, but all should marry.

For what God has joined together , only adultery can disolve

For you are Rock, and on this confession I will establish my indestructable Church, giving the believers the power to bind and loose their salvation.
References to hand cloths of the Apostles and the shadow of Peter are obviously corruptions and to be removed.

Suffer the littkle children and let the come unto me, by repenrtence and new birth

Hold fast only unto the scriptural record, which speaks its inspiration to you, in your hearts born anew.

Committe of Scriptural truth

Bob Simpkins University,

Bethesda, Kentucky

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