Former Catholics for Christ Conference: Session #4: “Faith Alone”

I hope everyone had an enjoyable, Father’s Day weekend! Today, we continue with our video series from the recent Former Catholics for Christ Conference, which was held at the Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois this past May 17-19.

Below is the video of the fourth presentation of the conference, titled…

“Faith Alone”
Speaker: Tim Kauffman
Presented: Saturday PM, May 18th, 2019

Catholics will readily say that they believe in salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, but what they mean by those words is something entirely different than from what Bible Christians understand. Catholics’ “faith” is in their priests and in their church’s sacramental system. Catholics believe, as they are taught, that their sacraments provide grace that will enable them to resist sin and temptation so that they can hopefully merit Heaven at the moment of their death. Catholics readily admit that their good works (obedience to the Ten Commandments and mandatory church rules) and charity are essential in meriting their salvation. Catholics will NOT say salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. They believe, as they are taught, that salvation is by sacramental grace AND good works.

22 thoughts on “Former Catholics for Christ Conference: Session #4: “Faith Alone”

  1. Ah yes, the Romanist claim to believe in Justification by faith through grace. The mental reservation and sophistry of Roman apologists using these familiar words to fool gullible Evangelicals.

    All one needs to do is look at CCC 2006, 2010, 956, to know that not only do Romanists try to merit their own salvation, they pray, eh hem, venerate the “saints” to have the merits acquired by the “saints” transferred to them.

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    1. I’ll be interested to “hear” your thoughts. It’s not the best defense of Sola Fide contrasted with Roman Catholicism that I’ve ever seen/heard. I know my hopes and expectations for these talks/sermons are very high.

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      1. I don’t mean to be hyper-critical because I’m very grateful for this conference but I think Kauffman should have been addressing the bigger picture of Biblical faith alone vs. Catholicism’s “faith” in its sacramental system followed by obligatory works rather than drilling deep into the proper interpretation of Matthew 12:34-37. I see what he was trying to do but the result seemed to me to be focusing on a few trees rather than critiquing the forest.

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