FAQ :: What is your view of the Catholic Church?

My view of the Catholic church is, basically, that despite the many things I consider as non-biblical and extra-biblical within Catholic liturgy and traditions, the belief that Jesus Christ came to earth, born of a virgin, to die for the sin of mankind is a central truth both the Catholic Church and my Christian view hold in common.

That being expressed, I differ greatly with any belief or system of belief that puts forth a view that Christ plus anything is necessary for the salvation of a person’s soul. Whether Catholic or Protestant, I not only disagree very strongly with, but completely reject any “faith system” that says the individual can do anything other than believe on Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection in order to be born again into God’s eternal family (the Gospel).

That is what Jesus meant when He said:

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3).

Additionally, I totally reject that there is any other mediator than Jesus Christ (who is God the Son), or any mediator in addition to Jesus Christ, between God the Father and man. About that, God’s Word says: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Tim. 2:5-6).