Countercult ministries and church congregations across the United States need to be commended for their love and concern for Mormons, as they refute their strange and spiritually dangerous doctrines with Scripture and logic. However, when it comes to Roman Catholicism, this same concern is missing, primarily because Catholicism teaches the Trinity doctrine! Have you ever noticed there is never a Scripture cited to single out this doctrine, though true, as being the major consideration in identifying a religious system as being false and non-Christian or not?
On the other hand, the plan of salvation (the gospel message) is elevated in Scripture as being of "first importance" (1 Cor. 15:3). Paul wrote:Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of FIRST IMPORTANCE (1 Cor. 15:1-3).Also, it is evident from Acts 15:1-3 and the book of Galatians that the one and only plan of salvation was singled out by Paul as the doctrine to be stressed. Gal. 1:8,9 read:But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a GOSPEL other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a GOSPEL other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!It can be assumed that these false teachers that Paul wrote of in Galatians accepted the Trinity doctrine, since he had no disagreement with their doctrine about God! However, Paul stood steadfastly against them and their teaching in his effort to please God and not man (Gal. 1:10).
Reader, if your primary goal is the same as Paul's, should you not likewise be speaking out in love against the strange and spiritually dangerous doctrines of Roman Catholicism, especially their false plan of salvation, which is no real plan of salvation at all? Just like the Mormons, the Catholics continue to stumble over the stumbling stone (Rom. 9:30;10:4) and they need help.
The victim of this inconsistency from countercult ministries is the sincere Catholic in the pew who has a heart to receive the truth, but never hears it because he belongs to a religious system which teaches the Trinity. As a consequence, he remains lost because he doesn't know the real plan of salvation - repentance towards God and faith in Christ Jesus (Acts 20:21).
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