The ECT Accord (Evangelicals and Catholics Together) OF 1994 called for the setting aside of doctrinal differences between the Roman Catholic and Evangelical Churches, appealing for unity in the fight against the rapid secularization and moral decline engulfing our culture. The appeal was made by writers who believe we all share a common faith and gospel. But to what extent do Evangelical and Roman Catholics share a common understanding of the gospel message? In November 1997, the ECT Accord was reformulated. It was represented to both Protestant and Roman Catholic communions under the title, The Gift of Salvation, popularly coined ECT 2. Again, the appeal was for unity based on a shared faith and a common gospel message. The problem, however, is one of definition and interpretation. Do we really have a biblical unity on which to base such an appeal? When Rome states that an individual is saved by faith, what does she mean? In this book, Mr. Webster, a former Roman Catholic, documents the official teaching of saving faith from the authoritative Roman Catholic sources.
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