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Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism summary ´ 8 Ò In recent years some evangelical Protestant leaders have signed statements pledging themselves to joint social action with Roman Catholics Others have refused to participate declaring that in their view the statements went too far touching on Ether A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism Dr RC Sproul takes his stand for the cardinal doctrines of Protestantism in opposition to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church Sproul a passionate defender of the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone cites the historic statements of the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic authorities then references modern doctrinal statements to show that the Roman Catholic. I'd imagine it might be difficult to find a balanced book on the subject Dr Sproul gives a very fair reading of the current literature on the Catholic church and helps Protestants over some of their typical misreadings of the situation At the same time he holds firm to the five solas and brands the RC position as one that has departed from the gospel Thoroughly recommended

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In recent years some evangelical Protestant leaders have signed statements pledging themselves to joint social action with Roman Catholics Others have refused to participate declaring that in their view the statements went too far touching on the gospel which remains a point of disagreement between Protestants and Roman Catholics Many evangelical Christians have found themselves confused by the different directions taken by their leaders In Are We Tog. Sproul begins his book with utter clarity in the debate between Roman Catholicism and evangelical Reformation Protestantism the gospel itself is at stake It takes him just a page and half to specify the fundamental difference between the two groupsThe fundamental difference was this The Roman Catholic council of Trent said that God does not justify anyone until real righteousness inheres within the person In other words God does not declare a person righteous unless he or she is righteous So according to Roman Catholic doctrine justification depends on a person’s sanctification By contrast the Reformers said justification is based on the imputation of the righteousness of Jesus The only ground by which a person can be saved is Jesus’ righteousness which is reckoned to him when he believes 2Sproul is driven to write by current ecumenical efforts especially the ECT Evangelicals and Catholics Together initiative Apparent changes in Roman Catholic theology have led some evangelicals to seek a rapprochement with Rome Some notable evangelicals such as Evangelical Theological Society president Francis Beckwith have even crossed the TiberSproul is not shy about naming areas of agreement between Catholicism and Protestantism But Sproul won't give in on the imputation of Christ's alien righteousness That he says is his nonnegotiable Catholicism's sober liturgy attractive to many than the casual even flippant worship of many evangelical churches and apparent unity and certainty attractive to many than the fissiparousness of Protestantism are not enough to bring Sproul into the pope's foldSproul makes his book's thesis uite clearIn this book I have a simple goal I want to look at Roman Catholic teaching in several significant areas and compare it with Protestant teaching I hope to show often using her own words that the Roman Catholic Church has not changed from what it believed and taught at the time of the Reformation That means that the Reformation is not over and we must continue to stand firm in proclaiming the biblical gospel 9And his book's organization is also simple and straightforward; the several significant areas he covers are the following Scripture Justification The relationship of the visible church and redemption Sacraments Papal infallibility MariologyI write these reviewsposts for my own later consumption and I want to hold on to the major points of Sproul's arguments—so there will be a book report feel to this oneScriptureSproul opens by showing from various conciliar documents that the Catholic church does have an officially high view of Scripture He notes carefully that Vatican II's statement on the Bible's inerrancy was ambiguous it made conservatives feel that the Church had definitively proclaimed the Bible's inerrancy and it made liberals feel that the door was still open to ascribe historical and scientific errors to ScriptureThere are significant differences between Catholic and Protestant approaches to Scripture of course and two obvious ones are 1 the extent of the canon and 2 the relationship of Scripture and tradition 1 Sproul argues that orthodox Protestants believe that the canon of Scripture is a fallible collection of infallible books in other words we may have inadvertently left some out while the Roman Catholic Church believes that the Bible is an infallible collection of infallible books 22 2 In the case of Scripture and tradition we have another ambiguity did Trent make t

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Are We Together A Protestant Analyzes Roman CatholicismChurch has not altered its official positions In light of this continuing gap he writes efforts by some in the evangelical camp to find common ground with Rome on matters at the heart of the gospel are nothing short of untrue to biblical teaching In Sproul s estimation the Reformation remains relevant Are We Together is a clarion call to evangelicals to stand firm for the gospel the precious good news of salvation as it is set forth in Scripture alon. Precise Honest HumbleAs a Protestant I've engaged in many arguments over the years with Roman Catholics on issues such as Sola Fide Sola Scriptura the papacy and Mary and was often left very angry with them and continued in my condemnation of them due to their subjection to the Beast and Great Whore of Babylon Though my view is still that the Roman Catholic Church is very much anti Christ due to its blatant anathemas of the true gospel of Jesus Christ and to those who deny the gospel of Rome I'm thankful for this book by Dr Sproul His humble approach of this subject has convicted me that instead of only condemning the RCC I should also love them by praying for them — something I have not been doing well Thank you Dr Sproul By God's grace may I reflect Christ's character by loving even those who anathematize the gospel