Martin Luther ignited the Protestant Reformation by tacking ninety-five anti-Catholic theses to a church door in Germany. Now Dave Armstrong counters with ninety-five pro-Catholic passages from an authority far greater than Luther: the Bible itself.
Protestants (and even many Catholics) will be surprised to see Catholicism so strongly supported by these Catholic verses.
Not Armstrong! As a Bible-believing Protestant, he studied Scripture intently. There he encountered countless Catholic verses that convinced him that the Bible is a Catholic book. It was written by Catholics, preserved by Catholics for more than 1,400 years before Luther was born, and even today confirms the claims of the Catholic Church. “That’s why,” says Armstrong, “early Protestant opinion was virtually identical to today’s Catholic beliefs.”
With humility and care, Armstrong here explains ninety-five key Bible passages that confound all who would use Scripture to criticize the Church and Her doctrines. These are the verses that have drawn so many serious believers — including Armstrong — out of their Protestant congregations and into the Catholic Church.
Armstrong shows that a fair-minded reading of each of these passages (and of the whole Bible) supports the Catholic position on the key issues that divide Protestants from Catholics. Here is Biblical evidence that Catholicism is right about the nature of baptism, the communion of saints, the Eucharist, and the Church; the authority of the Pope, the Bible, and tradition; the salvific role of faith, good works, relics, purgatory, and Mary; the immorality of divorce and contraception; and much more.
The Catholic Verses is essential reading for all persons seeking to understand God’s word in the Bible and to discover the Church that continues to preach His word faithfully today.
|By:||Brian (Cincinnati, Ohio, May 18, 2009)|
|Review:||After you've studied the chatechism, definitely put this on you reading list next. I was inspired to read this because of regular unsolicited attacks by protestants for my being a catholic. Its known that some unfortunate actions and examples of the church leadership led to the protestant reformation. Dave Armstong does an excellent job of informing how misinterpretation of some bible passages is just as much to credit for the reformation. As you read this and other books on faith always remember, the truth shall set you free. As we catholics and protestans really seek to find the truth, we'll come to truly acknowledge, understand, and repair out past quarrels and misteps. Most importantly, we'll come to understand that if our goal is really to seek god, we're far more alike than different. Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written|
|By:||Matthew (Panama City Beach, Fl., March 20, 2009)|
|Review:||Great for teaching and reference! Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written|
|By:||Non nobis, Domine (Cincinnati, OH, March 13, 2009)|
|Review:||I use this book to supplement my knowledge of what some of my Protestant friends think of the Catholic Church, but are reluctant to say. It prepares me for their questions, and helps me with the responses. I read this work not to attack Protestants, but to prepare me for when they ask, or challenge my Faith. Being prepared lessens the defensiveness that occurs among many who are unsure about how to respond, and gives added confidence in explaining what you truly believe and how it differs from Protestants. This is an easily understood beginning to enter into Apologetics. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative|