Protestant/Other Christians

Eternal Security: Is Baptist Pastor Charles Stanley Right?

February 11, 2014

ETERNAL SECURITY (Once Saved-Always Saved): Analyzing a Sermon by Baptist Pastor, Charles Stanley By Steve Ray Hello Protestant Friend: Even though I have watched his show off and on over the months, I had no intention of watching Charles Stanley on television last night. It was just that I was tired after getting home and [...]

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St. Ignatius Steps on Luther; Mary Throws Luther out of Heaven

December 26, 2013

Two great Jesuit churches stand near each other in Rome. One is the Church of St. Ignatius and the other the Church of Gesu (Jesus). Both are imposing and majestic and reflect the glory of the Jesuits in their heyday.  The one to the left is called the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. In Italian [...]

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Who Speaks for God on Morals? Many Choose their Church Like they Choose a Restaurant

December 11, 2013

We have a “church” near our house that is making it comfortable for anyone to join no matter who they are, what they believe or what they practice. They say it is our job to accept and love, to be nice, not to judge. Celebrate Diversity is a slogan of acceptance, multiculturalism, non-judgmental inclusion. Some [...]

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Nathaniel has Converted 5 Catholics out of the Church

August 8, 2013

Nathaniel wrote:  Thanks for the 6-tips which i see is taken from your baptist upbringing. I will use it to win Catholics to Christ and out from the RC Church. It will add to the list of 5 Catholics I’ve already sucessfully evangelized them out of the RC Church. Keep the tips coming :) I [...]

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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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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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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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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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