The Biblical Basis for the Catholic Faithby John Salza
How do you debunk that myth if you're a devout Catholic but your knowledge of Scripture is spotty? How do you get to the truth if you're a fervent non-Catholic but your understanding of Catholic Church teaching is
There's a misconception that the Catholic Church "made up" a lot of its teachings. That much of what Catholics believe has no foundation in Scripture.
How do you debunk that myth if you're a devout Catholic but your knowledge of Scripture is spotty? How do you get to the truth if you're a fervent non-Catholic but your understanding of Catholic Church teaching is shaky? (How do you do that if it's downright inaccurate?)
The Biblical Basis for the Catholic Faith is written for both audiences. In a non-confrontational manner, author John Salza quotes only from the Bible to explain the basic doctrine of the Catholic Church. Chapter after chapter focuses on doctrinal "hot spots" including sola Scriptura, Tradition, papal infallibility, the seven sacraments, Mary and the saints, justification, salvation, and purgatory.
Here is a book that not only proves that the Catholic Faith is Biblical, but also that Catholicism is Bible Christianity par excellence. Here is a book that makes a thoughtful and welcome gift for a family member or friend who has questions about the Catholic Church.
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A much needed antidote to the false assertion Catholics made their teachings up. I recommend this to everyone to mend relgious fences.
In my personal opinion this book was not worth the time or money spent on it. The author claims to be unbiased, but is indeed favoring the catholic church and eveything taught in the book is arguing for the catholic church. If your knowledge of scripture is less than perfect go to the Holy Bible, it has all the anwsers you need. If you need to know about the catholic church go to the catholic catechism for your answers. In my personal opinion this book leaves out scripture and misinterprets it as well as takes it out of context to exemplify the authors own personal beliefs.