But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:57

Top 25 most-viewed posts from the past twelve months

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This blog broke ground on this date four years ago. Wow! Has it really been four years? I started the blog mainly for the purpose of reaching out to Roman Catholics with the Gospel of grace and also to warn evangelicals of the dangers of ecumenism with the Roman church. While I’m certainly...

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As an ex-Catholic who was and is saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, I am troubled by evangelical pastors and para-church leaders who succumb to ecumenical pressure and compromise and suggest to their followers that Roman Catholicism teaches a similar...

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“God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies” by Benny Hinn’s (photo left) nephew, Costi Hinn (photo right), hit the bookstores this past Tuesday. My local...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 22:05

Some good material, some bad material

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Roman Catholicism & the Coming World Religion By Pastor Billy Crone Get A Life Media, 2019, 349 pp.

I’m always pleased to see new books published that critically examine Roman Catholicism, so I ordered “Roman Catholicism & the Coming World Religion” by Billy Crone as soon...

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For today’s “Throwback Thursday” installment, we’re revisiting a slightly re-edited post that was first published back on August 13th, 2015.

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The Gospel According to Rome: Comparing Catholic Tradition and the Word of God by James G. McCarthy Harvest House, 1995, 408 pp.

The...

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The Happening at Lourdes: The Sociology of the Grotto By Alan Neame Simon and Schuster, 1967, 323 pp.

I recently submitted a post about the alleged Marian apparitions at the Massabielle Grotto in Lourdes, France in 1858 (see here), which prompted me to check our local library system to see if they...

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This week marks Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game break, so let’s use this opportunity to evaluate how the San Diego Padres are doing at mid-season.

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At the start of this year’s baseball season, Padres fans could finally be a little optimistic for a change. The ball club had...

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In my examinations of Roman Catholicism, I strive to be factual. However, it came to my attention recently that I had an imprecise understanding of the anathema canons of the Council of Trent. A little background:

In response to the Protestant Reformation, pope Paul III convoked the Council of...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 22:35

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! - News Views - 7/6/19

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Americans celebrated Independence Day this past Thursday and the Catholic media invariably trotted out articles about Charles Carroll of Maryland, the Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence (see above graphic), and boasted of Catholicism’s...

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Yesterday, I reached my weight-loss goal (Woo-hoo!) and I’ll be posting about the experience today and the next two days in the hopes of maybe providing a little motivation for someone else.

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Way back on May 1, 2017, I announced to the WordPress virtual community with quite a bit of fanfare...

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Dear Roman Catholic: In this short video, a young Catholic woman hears the Good News! Gospel of salvation by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone. Please watch. It can be the most important 7:30 minutes of your entire life.

Evangelical Christian: Evangelist, Ray...

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Cardinal Raymond Burke (photo left), was initially supportive of Steve Bannon’s (photo right) plans to rally conservative Catholics in opposition to pope Francis and his progressive brand of Catholicism until...

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:45

Rochester printmaker, James D. Havens

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As a child, I had some artistic ability and dreamed of growing up and becoming a professional artist. However, I didn’t have any serious instruction until my senior year of high school when I took a class with artist and teacher, James Wright. I had worked in many mediums, but Mr. Wright...

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For today’s “Throwback Thursday” installment, we’re going to take a look back at this post, which was first published on August 19, 2015 and has been only slightly revised.

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Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment by Gregg R. Allison Crossway, 2014, 496...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 22:04

One last time to witness for Jesus?

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I used to receive the Rochester N.Y. daily newspaper up until about six months ago. I really enjoyed skimming the headlines every day, but as the paper became thinner and thinner and the price continued to climb higher and higher, it became increasingly harder to justify. After I downloaded the...

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Prior to the Boston Globe’s 2002 investigation, cases of abuse by pedophile priests were treated as infrequent and dissociated anomalies, if they were covered by the press at all. The newspaper not only...

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For the last two weeks, I’ve been posting videos of the individual sessions of the recent Former Catholics for Christ Conference, which was held at the Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois this past May 17-19.

Today, I am publishing all of the videos in a single post as an easy...

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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 seventh presentation of the conference, titled…

“What Roman Catholics Are...

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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 sixth presentation of the conference, which was a…

Question & Answer Panel Pane...

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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 fifth presentation of the conference, titled…

“Contending Against False...

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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...

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The U.S. Catholic bishops met this past week to give the appearance that they are decisively confronting the clerical abuse and cover-up scandal. Only the most credulous of Catholics trust their bishops after twenty years of...

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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 third presentation of the conference, titled…

“Christ Alone” Speaker:...

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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 second presentation of the conference, titled…

“Grace Alone” Speaker:...

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I’ve frequently mentioned the Former Catholics for Christ Conference, which was held at the Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois this past May 17-19 and I’ve already posted a couple of audios from the conference. I was bemoaning the fact that I was unable to find videos of the...

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