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World view: Catholicism

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The basis of their authority

  • Believe that their current church is the church that Jesus first setup in the 1st century.
  • Jesus appointed Peter as the first Pope. Office of pope is past on in succession of bishops to present day Pope.
  • Church magisterium is greater than sacred scriptures, sacred tradition. Pope has authority to speak infallibly.
  • Worship of Mary. She is a perpetual virgin and without original sin. Entered heaven without dying.
  • Matthew 16:17-20 Peter is the rock, the first Pope.
  • Keys to the kingdom is infallibility. God gave to Peter as first Pope.

Their way of salvation

  • Baptism
  • Infusion of righteousness into the soul.
  • Merit before God is earned by good works.
  • Communion is Jesus' actual body.
  • The priest absolves the penitent.
  • If you earned enough merit at judgement you are justified.
  • Otherwise you enter purgatory until you become justified.

They teach a works gospel, rather then the true gospel of grace.

The power of the true gospel

  • Galatians 2:11-14 Paul corrected Peter, therefore scripture trumps all.
  • The rock: Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
  • Romans 5:1-5

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