Was Peter Appointed by Christ to be the Head of the Church?

Anglican scholar Edward Denny, in the second chapter of his book Papalism A Treaty on the Claims of the Papacy as set forth in the Encyclical Satis Cognitum by Pope Leo XIII (1912), sets out answer the question “Was St. Peter Appointed by Christ to be the ‘Head of the Church?’” when Jesus said: “And … Continue reading Was Peter Appointed by Christ to be the Head of the Church?

The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment

Below is a guest post by Brandon Addison for the Roman Catholic website Called to Communion. Brandon is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California. (2012, M.Div.) He is currently licensed in the Pacific Presbytery (PCA) where he preaches occasionally. I spoke with Brandon after he wrote this post and posted this with his permission.// Bryan … Continue reading The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment

Roman Catholic Garb

Recently there was a short discussion with Jason Stellman (PCA minister turned  Roman Catholic in 2011.) While discussing the issue of Reformed Ministers of Word and Sacrament wearing a Genevan gown Mr. Stellman stated: But here's where the disconnect comes in for me: What makes Catholic priestly garb make sense is not just that it's distinct … Continue reading Roman Catholic Garb

Not Mary but the Word of God

Here a woman tries to give "adoration" to Mary. The Response of Jesus is our response. Don't adore her, adore God. We see how Jesus interjects this attempt to give glory and honor to someone other than God. Jesus says rather than Mary being blessed; blessed are those who hear God's word and do it. … Continue reading Not Mary but the Word of God

Schaff: The Number of Sacraments

I was talking with a Romanist and they were trying to argue that the 7 sacraments were always the standard of the Church. Is he right? A quick look through Schaff tells otherwise. The number of sacraments was under discussion and it wasn't till over 1000 years after the Ascension that the number was determined. … Continue reading Schaff: The Number of Sacraments