Q&A
September 28, 2014

Did the Church suppress the Gospel of Thomas because it was afraid of what it contained?

Full Question I recently saw the movie Stigmata, which talks about a "lost gospel" of Thomas that the Vatican "suppressed" because it was afraid of what it said. Is there…
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September 22, 2014

On the ‘Iglesia ni Cristo’ Church

The Iglesia ni Cristo (Tagalog, "Church of Christ") claims to be the true Church established by Christ. Felix Manalo, its founder, proclaimed himself God’s prophet. Many tiny sects today claim to be…
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September 22, 2014

On Mortal Sin; What this means

The concept of mortal sin has been an integral part of the Christian message since the very beginning. Literally dozens of passages in the New Testament proclaim it a fearful…
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September 21, 2014

Immaculate Conception and Assumption

The Marian doctrines are, for Fundamentalists, among the most bothersome of the Catholic Church’s teachings. In this tract we’ll examine briefly two Marian doctrines that Fundamentalist writers frequently object to—the…
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September 21, 2014

Mary, Mother of Salvation

My first personal encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary happened while I was a student at an Evangelical Anglican seminary in England. I had been brought up as an Evangelical…
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What is the Church's position on tithing?
Q&A
September 20, 2014

What is the Church’s position on tithing?

Full Question I was born and raised in the Mormon Church, went on a mission, and did everything a good Mormon should do, including tithing. Since my wife and I…
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September 20, 2014

What "Catholic" Means

The Greek roots of the term "Catholic" mean "according to (kata-) the whole (holos)," or more colloquially, "universal." At the beginning of the second century, we find in the letters…
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September 20, 2014

What happens to our bodies immediately after we die?

Full Question What is the official church teaching on what happens after our earthly bodies die: Are we "dead" until Judgment Day or do we immediately go to heaven, hell,…
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September 20, 2014

The Antichrist

The claim that the pope is the Antichrist has been part of anti-Catholic rhetoric since the Reformation, when it was needed to justify the Protestant Reformers’ desire to leave the…
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September 20, 2014

Celibacy and the Priesthood

Fundamentalist attacks on priestly celibacy come in a number of different forms—not all compatible with one another. There is almost no other subject about which so many different confusions exist. The first…
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