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Join us as we talk about the recent discussions concerning Roman Catholic and Evangelical relations. Here we will discuss why Catholics believe in justification by faith and works. (Or at least we will try to get to it!)


Suggested Reading:
Joint Declaration on Justification: Lutherans and Catholics

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    5 replies to "First Things Blogcast #4: Catholics vs. Evangelicals on Justification"

    • CMWoodall

      No Fair!
      You only ended up saying that we agree on essentials and differ on particulars.
      But that only glosses the issue.
      Salvation come from Christ, yes, but what is the agency or avenue through which we get it?
      So how is “placing my personal faith in Christ” not a work in itself?
      I call this the evangelical sacrament of personal faith (faith alone, alone, alone). This is how you gain grace, personal faith alone. How is this not a work of the individual, how is this not cooperation with the Holy Spirit?

    • C Michael Patton

      That is why you must be an Evangelical Calvinist πŸ™‚ Solves all issues and brings harmony to all of existence. You know that Chris.

    • C Michael Patton

      By the way…you used to be one πŸ™

    • kurtvader


      Evangelical Calvinist? Solves problems but creates new ones πŸ˜‰

      Why not be a true original Evangelical – be Lutheran πŸ˜‰


    • C Michael Patton

      Dang…I knew you were going to say that. OK, will do.

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