Jim began this broadcast by asking a question. Have you ever seen two pictures side by side and a question next to them that asks what the difference is? It may mention that there are 10 differences and you need to find them. At first glance the pictures may look identical but upon further examination you begin to see obvious differences while others are a bit more obscure. As you take more time to study the pictures, before long, you begin to see an increasing number of differences.
This program compared two “pictures” for listeners to consider. One was that of biblical Christianity and the other was Roman Catholicism. Some would say the “pictures” are the same but the guest says otherwise. He concludes that the pictures are actually quite different.
Joining Jim in-studio was Mike Gendron. Mike is the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for over 3 decades and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church above all else. He searched the Scriptures and was amazed to find that what he read in Scripture contradicted the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and now the Bible has become his sole authority in all matters of faith. Mike is the author of the books, Preparing for Eternity and Contending for the Gospel and has produced numerous videos with warnings concerning false teachings vs. the truth of the Scriptures.
Some would say this is a time we should be uniting and programs like this one are divisive. Mike reminded listeners that Jesus came to divide father against son and mother against daughter. The Gospel does this as it divides believers from non-believers and light from darkness. We need to make sure we’re on the right side of truth.
Mike noted that today the average evangelical doesn’t know if the Roman Catholic Church represents a mission field to be evangelized or if they’re made up of brothers and sisters in Christ because many evangelical leaders are signing unity accords, daring to say that we share a common faith in the Gospel.
Doesn’t the Bible tell us to be unified? Mike indicated that the Bible speaks of unity in the truth. We’re all baptized by one Spirit into one body. We’re to maintain that unity. It comes from the Spirit of God baptizing us together and we’re supposed to stand opposed to that which opposes truth which is the Gospel of Christ.
What about those who might claim Mike is “Catholic-bashing”? Mike explained that he has a great love and compassion for Roman Catholics and he’s dedicated his life to reaching them because he was one of them for much of his life, woefully deceived. It wasn’t until he opened the Bible that the truth set him free.
Follow along and you’ll hear Mike explain how in contrast to biblical Christianity Roman Catholicism has:
- A Different Church
- A Different Authority
- A Different Jesus
- A Different Gospel
- A Different Mary
- A Different View of Sin
- A Different Path to Eternity
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