Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bible Surgery: Versectomies and Historectomies!

Find out how the reformers used "versectomies" to support their new doctrines.
See how Protestant refomers took verses out of historical Christian context to support their new found doctrines, also know as "historectomies."
Check out Renee Linn's very insightful post here.


Blogger Magister Christianus said...

This is good stuff, Russ. It is impossible on any rational reading of the Bible to believe that baptism is optional. Furthemore, because its efficacy toward salvation is denied by so many Protestants, thus leaving it to be an encouraged but optional act, it is frequently repeated. It is a public declaration that one has chosen to follow Jesus. When, after a time of backsliding or after coming to a deeper awareness of what it really means to follow Jesus, a person will be baptized again, and for the same reason, to show the world that he or she is REALLY committed this time. There is nothing efficacious in the act of baptism. It is purely symbolic. Then again, so is the partaking of the Lord's Supper.

October 21, 2012 6:20 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

yes, Magister. It's inteesting that the reformers ended up spiritualizing the sacraments, but it was expedient for them to deny the efficacy of the sacraments because they were tied directly to a priesthood which was tied and dependent directly to a Church. No priests, no sacraments, no Catholic Church.j

October 21, 2012 7:38 PM  

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