Written in an inoffensive yet honest way, Robert Reymond has studied the essential divisions between Roman Catholics and the Reformed church to find out the real issues and points of conflict.
Reymond looks at historical watersheds of doctrine, the development of Roman Catholic authority and contemporary attempts at rapprochement (including ‘Evangelicals and Catholics Together' and Robert Sungenis' ‘Not by Faith Alone'). In doing so he helps us understand the great truths of salvation worked out through the sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah.
“Irenaeus and Eusebius of Caesarea both make Linus, mentioned in 2 Timothy 4:21, the first bishop of Rome” (Page 36)
“‘Justification is not only the remission of sins, but also the sanctification and renewal of the interior man’” (Page 14)
“What does the Joint Declaration say specifically is the ‘fundamental commonality’ of the two traditions on justification?” (Page 95)
“Rome’s view of salvation rests on her belief in the papacy as the divinely guided visible head of the Church” (Page 8)
“Rome has followed its Tradition and that Tradition has been for the most part bad Tradition” (Page 21)
Dr. Reymond clearly demonstrates in this monograph that there are several serious doctrinal differences between Roman Catholic teaching and Biblical Christianity . . . I am confident the reader will find this work clear, fair, and accurate. I highly commend its close reading.