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DOWNLOAD ☆ Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism  In recent years some evangelical Protestant leaders have signed statements pledging themselves to joint social action with Roman Catholics Others have refused to participate declaring that in their view the statements went too far touching on In recent years some evangelical Protestant leaders have signed statements pledging themselves to joint social action with Roman Catholics Others have refused to participate declaring that in their view the statements went too far touching on the gospel which remains a point of disagreement between Protestants and Roman Catholics Many evangelical Christians have found themselves confused by the different directions taken by their leaders In Are We Tog. The title is a clear response to Evangelicals and Catholics Together ECT in 1994 Sproul has said that this moment was the most painful part of his careerI'm making this review a collection of Protestant responses to Catholic howlers Consider it a kind of repository And if you feel like your system is getting backed up with Catholic propaganda consider it a kind of suppositoryOn the issue of the misperception that Rome is unified and only Protestantism is fragmented Doug Wilson has some excellent thoughts here And here is one Protestant who came home to Rome only to reject it later Here's why I felt angry betrayed and lied to I believed the rhetoric which spoke of patrum consensus a continuous uniform tradition and unchanging historical church Instead what I got was a cacophony of contradictory voices writings and even councils and decrees The Romans as much as the Protestants are guilty of convenient selective reading of the Church Fathers the Councils and tradition The only difference however is that at least the Protestant is honest about what they are doing The Protestant do claim that only the Scriptures alone are infallible and fathers and even councils have erred and do err On the other hand with rhetorical flourish the Roman appeals to their infallible Church But when it comes to locating this infallible church they fudge and dodge The following point re Cardinal Manning is very important too With the rise of historical criticism many Protestant historians and theologians pointed out that there was no evidence in the early church for many of the doctrines of the Roman Church which they have claimed to have been present in the Church right from the very start While Cardinal Newman attempted to spin his 'Theory of Development' to account for the discrepancy Cardinal Manning with refreshing honesty simply admitted that history indeed cannot justify the Roman claimsHere's another post by Wilson who mentions Tim Challies's post about Catholics' understanding of Protestant justification by faith alone and their damnation of it Here's another post by Challies as he recounts a talk by Sproul According to Rome faith is a necessary condition for justification but not the sufficient conditionAfter The Future of Protestantism debate Wilson posted about the affair and made some good points And here's on tribalism and rootlessness plus a yeah but And some ecumenical sunshine In another flare up Fall 2016 based on Leithart's book Leithart raises the issue again Wilson responds Leithart responds and Wilson responds Leithart's book on the subject is now publishedYou may have heard that Catholics believe in salvation by works And you may have heard the reply that hey that's not fair—stop perpetuating a mean caricature of Catholicism But it seems that the original charge has some weightWilson on the Catholic notion that Protestants have no rituals James K A Smith has also written on the subject of ritual and Protestant sacramentalityA Protestant response to Catholic criticism of sola Scriptura including a response to the charge that the diversity of Protestantism entails the incoherence of sola ScripturaA Catholic explanation that Protestants and Catholics can agree on what faith means—so that both sides can affirm sola fide I'm not convinced however that the Protestant and RC views of justification are the same or even compatible Akin talks about mortal sin as if our performance can do anything to alter our justification Catholics have traditionally talked about penance as the second plank in justification as if we need to regain the status of being justified after mortal sin destroys our personal virtue Protestants have seen justification as God's act of imputing righteousnessJohn Piper talks about why some Evangelicals go to Rome and why he has not Here's another Desiring God post about what changed at Vatican II and how to pray for CatholicsAlan Jacobs on some nuances in Catholic doctrine relating to the issue of hiring Catholics at WheatonPosts by Toby Sumpter on Why I won't convertDerek Rishmawy explains why we shouldn't be ashamed of still calling ourselves Protestant and celebrating the Reformation This piece includes a link to a Catholic who insists that people stop spreading the Protestants have 33 thousand denominations nonsenseLudwig Ott Catholic systematic theologian Mary's intercessory co operation extends to all graces which are conferred on mankind so that no grace accrues to men without the intercession of Mary The implication of this is not that we are obliged to beg for all graces through Mary nor that Mary's intercession is intrinsically necessary for the application of the grace but that according to God's positive ordinance the redemptive grace of Christ is conferred on nobody without the actual intercessory co operation of MaryDerek Rishmawy responds to Stanley Hauerwas's non explanation for why he's still kind of ProtestantBrad Littlejohn on why Protestants convert Part 1 and Part 2Onsi A Kamel on how Rome led him to the Reformation

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Church has not altered its official positions In light of this continuing gap he writes efforts by some in the evangelical camp to find common ground with Rome on matters at the heart of the gospel are nothing short of untrue to biblical teaching In Sproul s estimation the Reformation remains relevant Are We Together is a clarion call to evangelicals to stand firm for the gospel the precious good news of salvation as it is set forth in Scripture alon. This is an important book that attempts to answer an important uestion Can theological differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants be bridged Dr Sproul's answer which I believe to be the correct one is simply 'No' Sproul summarizes the differences between these competing theologies on various subjects such as Scripture and tradition uestions about the Virgin Mary the Papacy and others and he makes sure to explain the progression of Rome's theology in some areas from the Reformation era for instance their doctrine of Mary My main concern would be that this short work felt too brief and concise for a deep study but perhaps slightly heavy for a popular level book Regardless it is well worth reading by both sides

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Are We Together A Protestant Analyzes Roman CatholicismEther A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism Dr RC Sproul takes his stand for the cardinal doctrines of Protestantism in opposition to the errors of the Roman Catholic Church Sproul a passionate defender of the gospel of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone cites the historic statements of the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic authorities then references modern doctrinal statements to show that the Roman Catholic. This is not the worst book that I've read this year but it is certainly the most disappointing This effort by one of the leading Evangelicals of our era is almost completely devoid of scriptural exegesis and filled with fallacious arguments and non seuiturs The book ends with the naked assertion The cause of sola scriptura sola fide sola gratia solus Christus and soli Deo Gloria remains the cause of and for biblical truth That sounds great and all but I would have liked for Sproul to propound an argument in support of that statement somewhere prior to his conclusion Much of the body is uotes from papal encyclicals followed by a uote from the Westminster Confession of Faith which Sproul simply states is clearly superior without any argumentation based on scriptureAs a reasoned comparison or as argument for the superiority of Reformed theology over Catholic theology this is a failure As a polemic against the Roman Catholic church this is mediocre