I’ve completed my series on Marcus Grodi’s list of ten verses (presented on The Journey Home on EWTN) that he says made him reconsider the Roman church. These are verse he states that he never really “read” before in protestant circles, even when he was a preacher; verses that he felt contributed to his eventually becoming RC after they were brought to his attention. I’ve taken each verse and examined it within its proper context, and even language when necessary. In short, I see no evidence that these verses support an RC position…quite the opposite in fact. Each link will take you to my blog post that is dedicated to that verse(s).
1) Proverbs 3:5-6; Catholic verses? Part 1
2) 1 Timothy 3:14-15; Catholic verses? Part 2
3) 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Catholic verses? Part 3
4) 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Catholic verses? Part 4
6) Revelation 14:13; Catholic verses? Part 6
7) Romans 10:14-15; Catholic verses? Part 7
8 ) John 15:4; Catholic verses? Part 8
9) Colossians 1:24; Catholic verses? Part 9
10) Luke 1:46-49; Catholic verses? Part 10
Please do remember that I firmly uphold the fact that someone can be in/from the RC, or any other Christian denomination and be saved, and I have many good friends who are indeed RC. As long as a person’s faith rests solely in God (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), I do consider that person to be a brother/sister in Christ. That being said, when I find teaching that contradicts scripture, no matter what denomination is putting it forward, I think it deserves to be discussed in a respectful manner, with our eyes toward discovering the truth with the help of the Holy Spirit. If people read my “ministry reviews” they should be able to tell that I point out the flaws that I feel even my favorite teachers, and ministries have in their teachings…I did not write these blog posts to “pick on” anyone; rather I wrote them to make people stop and think and research these things to come to the truth…even myself if the situation warrants it, I always learn a lot from digging into scripture no matter what the reason.
Along those same lines, no one should ever blindly trust me to get something right; everything I teach or say should indeed be held up to scripture, and mulled over with the help of the Spirit.