Protestant/Other Christians

How Many Christians to Change a Lightbulb?

May 10, 2013

As we all smile at ourselves: CHARISMATICS: Only 1 – Hands are already in the air. PENTECOSTALS: 10 – One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness. PRESBYTERIANS: None – Lights will go on and off at predestined times. ROMAN CATHOLICS: None, they only use candles. BAPTISTS: At least [...]

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What is “Organized Religion”?

March 22, 2013

Hey Steve: while I was on a business trip I had a good conversation with my friends, one who is agnostic and the other an Evangelical.  Both of them agreed they didn’t believe in “organized religion”.  From your Protestant background is there a specific meaning to that term or is it just another way to [...]

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Differences Between Catholic and Protestant Approaches to the Bible

March 10, 2013

“Bible Christians” (a misnomer, since Catholics are the real and original Bible Christians), based on their recently devised “Reformation” principle of sola Scriptura, study the Bible with the following premises: 1. There is no binding authority but the Bible alone; 2. There is no official binding interpretation or interpreter; each person ultimately is their own [...]

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Trail of Blood: Do Baptists Have a Claim to the Original Church?

January 18, 2013

What is the history of Baptists? Can they trace their roots back to the 1st century? Many ”fundamentalist” Baptists believe they can. Are they correct? There is a booklet that is very popular among this fundamentalist crowd. It is entitled “The Trail of Blood”. The booklet claims that Catholics persecuted the true Christians — the Baptists — leaving [...]

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The Doubly Sad Case of Dinesh D’Souza

October 25, 2012

[[Comments and Defense from D.Souza in the Comboxes below]] The Catholic World Report Blog Then: Dinesh D’Souza leaves Catholic Church. Now: He leaves wife. October 16, 2012 04:26 EST By Carl E. Olson Dinesh D’Souza has been a busy man these past few years, writing several books, debating leading atheists, and appearing regularly on FOX [...]

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New Convert Holds His Ground with a Street Preacher

September 18, 2012

I was so delighted to receive this e-mail that I had to share it with everyone! Hi Steve, Just had to share this…I was visiting San Antonio this weekend and as I walked around the riverwalk section of town, a gentleman approached me with a gospel tract. When he asked, “Are you sure you are [...]

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Classic Fundamentalist Tradition – Claiming to NOT be Tradition :-) You Analyze It

September 2, 2012

Several years ago I posted a blog refuting a sermon on “Once Saved, Always Saved” by Pastor Charles Stanley. This view of salvation is also frequently called Eternal Security. Today a man named John posted a response (copied below in brown text). He purports to have not tradition – simply the Bible alone. It is [...]

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Religious Liberty Threatened…will you stand with us?

June 15, 2012

I hope you are aware of the battle going on right here within the borders of our United States. As my own pastor Fr. Ed Fride recently said, “When they took God out of our schools and we did nothing. Next they took God out of our government, and we still did nothing. Now they [...]

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Evangelicals Becoming Catholic, why?

May 24, 2012

Below is an interesting YouTube video (really audio) of an Evangelical Radio show in which two Evangelicals discuss why so many Evangelical Protestants are leaving to join the Catholic Church. The host and guest are trying to be honest in the show entitled  “Why Evangelicals are Returning to Rome.” Although towards the end of the [...]

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Love Jesus but Hate Religion; Catchy, but not True

January 30, 2012

Jesse Ray here: There is a trendy video floating around youtube that tries to drive a wedge between Jesus and Religion. It is stroking the consciences of the weak minded as it attracts increasing millions of views and “likes”. If you have not seen it yet, don’t bother. It is catchy and artistically attractive, but [...]

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How to Answer Someone who says “I am a Non-Denominational”

January 19, 2012

This was very clever. A friend posted it on my site. “When someone tells me they are non-denominational — I tell them I am pre-denominational.” For those who don’t get it:  pre-denomination means “before the Protestant Reformation (read: Rebellion).” The Protestants gave birth to the every multiplying denominations. Before them there was the pre-denomination — [...]

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Church’s Name: Sad or Humorous?

November 22, 2011

I was driving down the road the other day and had to turn around and get a picture of this sign (click on the picture for a larger image). I had to chuckle when i thought how silly such denominationalism is — and the series of infighting and splits that must have brought this name [...]

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38,000 Protestant Denominations

November 20, 2011

Prominent Protestant Church historian Mark Noll has written a helpful introduction to Protestantism entitled Protestantism, A Very Short Introduction in a series of books published by Oxford University Press in London England. I have posted similar facts in the past, based on the two-volume World Christian Encyclopedia. The same facts are available from other resources [...]

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Ships & Rafts: My Explanation of Catholics & Protestants

October 29, 2011

Click here to hear my short explanation. Click here to read a brief version.

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Founding Father James Adams Visits a Catholic Church

October 6, 2011

John Adams (1735-1826) was a Founding Father of the United States. He was raised in an austere Protestant movement called the Puritans who left England to flee liturgical Christianity and to find religious freedom. He was raised as a Congregationalist and later turned to Unitarianism. He was elected President of the United States in 1796. [...]

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Question about Divisions in the Church: Response from my Journey Home Interview

October 4, 2011

I received a LOT of response from my appearance on EWTN’s The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. One letter arrived with this comment, which is followed by my response. QUESTION FOR STEVE: 1 Corinthians 1:1:10-17 demonstrates that there was division among the churches and the the four groups were all acceptable. Additionally, the Roman Catholic [...]

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