Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Reformation's Conflict with Rome - Why it Must Continue

Robert L. Raymond is fast becoming one of my favorite writers.  I have read good portions of his "New Systematic Theology" and I am generally pleased with his thoroughness and obvious incessant and untiring labor concerning many theological contours of belief.  He displays almost an encyclopedic array of information which makes his books an excellent read!  Academic but not dead.  This is a good balance.
His book "The Reformation's Conflict with Rome" is succinct but highly informative especially with regards to a truthful assessment concerning the modern rapprochement between two differing bodies of belief systems (faith alone "plus" or "and" good works).
Dr. Raymond represents and promotes a classic protestant and reformed theological position which I am not in agreement with.  But I do believe there is great value and insight in this book.


Foreword by R.C. Sproul
Foreword by Nick Needham
Note to My Readers

The Central Issue Between Us: Paul's Doctrine of Justification by Faith Alone

Rome's Two Fold Authority
   Rome's view of Scripture
   Rome's view of Tradition
   The Papacy and Papal Infallibility
   The verdict of Church History on Rome's Papal Claims

The Apostate Character of Rome's Tradition Concerning Paul's Law-Free Gospel of Justification by Faith Alone
    The Apostolic Fathers and Their Influence
    The Church's Drift into Soteriological Apostasy

Modern Attempts of Rapprochment
    "Evangelicals and Catholics Together"
    "The Gift of Salvation"
    "Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification"

Protestanism's "Alone's" versus Rome's "And's"
    Rome's "And's" in the Accomplishment of the Atonement
    Rome's "And's" in the Application of the Atonement
    Rome's "And's" in Its Ecclesiology
    Rome's "And's" in Its Eschatology

The Conflict Must Continue for the Gospel's Sake!

Appendix: Review of Robert A. Sungenis' "Not by Faith Alone"

Subject Index
Persons Index
Scripture Index

Published by Christian Focus Publications, (C) 2001, soft cover, 155 pages of good reading.

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