In a recent article, the managing editor of Christian Week, an interdenominational internet news source, named the “Top 5 Catholics loved by evangelicals today.”
On the list are:
G. K. Chesterton
Unfortunately, there are more than a few Evangelicals who are infatuated with Catholicism. Don’t they realize the Catholic church teaches that salvation is by sacramental grace and by perfectly obeying the Ten Commandments?
“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” – Galatians 2:21
We attended an Evangelical church for a little over a year where the young pastor spoke words of admiration about Catholics such as Thomas Aquinas, Blaise Pascal, Chesterton, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Peter Kreeft. What are they teaching in Evangelical seminaries these days? How to earn your salvation?
Some other Catholics I’ve seen or heard praised by Evangelicals include Mother Teresa, St. Francis, Pope John Paul II, and Thomas Merton. I’m sure I’m missing quite a few more. Popular books by Richard Foster and others praise the contemplative “disciplines” of Catholic mystics.
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” – 2 Corinthians 6:14
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!