The ‘Gospel’ According to Rome

In order to demonstrate how the teachings of Roman Catholicism stray from the biblical message of salvation, The Cripplegate offers a summary of Roman Catholic teaching with regard to the essence of the gospel.

In Romans 11:6, Paul says of salvation, “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.”

By contrast, Roman Catholicism finds itself in the impossible position of advocating a gospel in which salvation is offered both by grace and also on the basis of works. The Catholic church promotes a synergistic sacramental soteriology in which human good works, along with God’s grace, contribute to the sinner’s justification.

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