Guest: Mike Gendron, Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries
Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness. Romans 4:4-5
It’s a debate that has been taking place for at least 500 years, starting when Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” to the door of the All-Saints Catholic Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
Many consider this act to have ignited the Protestant Reformation, a turbulent and deadly period when men like Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and many others “protested” against doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and strived to “reform” the faith back to its biblical roots.
So why bring up a debate that once burned hot hundreds of years ago but one that is of scant interest today? Are there bigger problems to focus on than parsing doctrinal differences between Roman Catholics and Biblical Christians?
Mike Gendron, a Roman Catholic for 34 years before becoming a born-again Christian and the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries, will join us this weekend to discuss four key differences between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity and why they matter.
Book Recommendation: Preparing for Eternity: Should We Trust God’s Word or Religious Tradition by Mike Gendron