Note: There is a long and detailed history of how the Protestant Reformation came to be in opposition to the doctrines and structure of the Roman Catholic Church. This short overview provided by Tim Challies is excellent and every Protestant Christian should be mindful of the considerable differences between the two perspectives. Please note the following quotation from Tim: “I joyfully affirm, of course, that there are true believers within Catholicism and that what is true of Rome’s official doctrine is not necessarily true of all of her adherents. Yet the salvation of these brothers and sisters has come despite the teachings of the church, not through them.”
Please read Tim’s full post at the link below.
For those who would like to look into this further, I will include a link to a book that Tim recommends on this subject: https://www.challies.com/book-reviews/book-review-the-roman-catholic-controversy
Last week I began a new series titled “Why I Am Not…” and in this series I am exploring some of the things I do not believe as a means to explaining what I do believe. In the last article I explained why I am not atheist and now want to explain why I am not Roman Catholic. The timing of this article is unplanned but rather appropriate. I publish today from Orlando, Florida where I am enjoying some time …