An Invitation to Examine Catholicism in the Light of Scripture

Test All Things: An Invitation to Examine Your Catholic Faith in the Light of Scripture
By Joseph Mizzi
PDF Download, 2005, 126 pages

Joseph Mizzi of the island nation of Malta has written this excellent primer on the differences between Roman Catholicism and Biblical Christianity. Mizzi was raised in a devout Catholic family, but was taken aback when his brother trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior by faith alone and left the family religion. Joseph set about to study the Scriptures himself with the aim of persuading his brother to return to Catholicism, but also ended up accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior by faith alone.

This book avoids heavy theological jargon and appeals to the Catholic layperson in a winsome, loving manner. Scripture passages are plentiful. Chapter headings are as follows:

  1. What Will It Profit A Man?
  2. God’s Word Is Truth
  3. Built Upon Christ
  4. Guilty!
  5. Justified!
  6. Baptism
  7. Forgiveness
  8. Purgatory
  9. The Sacrifice Of Christ
  10. The Eucharist
  11. Jesus, Our Priest
  12. My Soul Magnifies The Lord
  13. One Mediator
  14. Salvation Is Not By Works
  15. Jesus Is The Way

For a free PDF download of “Test All Things,” see here.

“A friend of mine explained (Catholicism’s salvation system) in a simpler way. “God did his part. Now it’s up to you to do your part too.” I used to believe this, and did my utmost to “do my part” but never did I find rest and peace for my soul. How could I know whether I’ve done enough? If I die, would I go to heaven or would I go to hell? These doubts held me captive in a gloomy prison cell, and I know many Catholic friends who are in the same predicament.” – page 103.

Mizzi maintains the website below, which has a large amount of information for Roman Catholics who are searching for the truth about salvation by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

Just for Catholics

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:8-10

May the Lord bless you in your search for the truth.

13 thoughts on “An Invitation to Examine Catholicism in the Light of Scripture

    1. Thanks for letting me know that, Elizabeth! I was VERY pleased with this book! It’s “down to Earth,” very easy to read, not full of unnecessary theological jargon, and inviting in tone.

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  1. Little did I know that day when I just recently went into the building of catholicism would the Lord allow me to hear that “priest” say that he believed that Jesus would be coming back through Mary~this will be a great opening to share with my mom in law before I share this book with her-what that priest said HAS BOTHERED ME TO THE EXTREME! I know she “prays” the rosary and with ALL THE LOVE GOD HAS GIVEN ME FOR HER wants her to KNOW the truth! Just reading bits and pieces of the pages you shared looks like a simple read for her (and I 😀 ) ! PRAISE GOD! PLEASE PRAY FOR MY MOM IN LAW THAT SHE RECEIVES THESE WORDS IN LOVE AND THAT IN JESUS NAME SHE CAN TURN HER LIFE OVER TO JESUS ❤ ❤ ❤ THANK YOU!

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    1. I will gladly pray for your Mom in law! Yes, this book points out salvation in Christ through faith alone in a loving, humble way. I’ve read many books that examine Catholicism, some very heavy on detail and some with a much stronger tone, but this one is definitely one of the best to give to a Catholic family member.

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      1. AMEN! I felt the SAME way! SO DONE DEAL! The Lord has given me a loving opener for the conversation before I give her this book… I will let God’s Holy Spirit lead ❤ What a blessing from God this has been!

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  2. Thank you for this review Tom! Man you are one reading machine. I’m glad for that though. I imagine God is using your reading and review to help people online using search engines to find answers and resources. I’m glad this is a resources that is free online digitally as a PDF!

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    1. Thanks! These latest books have been short and easy reads, I’m really happy to be able to alert people to free PDF books. This book from Joe Mizzi is actually an excellent primer.

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  3. Reblogged this on The X Mass H8rs Blog and commented:
    Thanks, Elizabeth, for reblogging this post on your site! Thanks, Tom, for posting this and sharing Joseph Mizzi’s book! May it help those who are not at peace in their souls though they be Catholics find it and settle it once and for all. Blessings! \o/

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