The Roman Catholic Controversy
Clear, Word-Centered, Informative
While trying to educate myself on the differences between the theology of the Roman Catholic Church and Protestants, this was one of the six books I ordered. White begins his book with a dialog between a man who has converted to Catholicism and his Protestant friend. The dialog held the nuggets of the issues, and pointed out the weaknesses in my own understanding. He then went on to thoroughly and scripturally explore those issues. I came out with a fuller understanding of the differences, including how divergent the definitions are, but also a renewed appreciation of the sufficiency of Jesus and supremacy of the Word. I will read it again, just for the worship!
September 3, 2012
As a former Roman Catholic, I believe that James White covers the issues well in this book and clearly explains the glory and the riches of the true Gospel.Thank God that we are justified by faith, and not by works!This is a great book to read if you want to familiarize yourself with the teachings of Rome and where it believes its authority comes from.
April 7, 2010
One of the very best books I have come across on the critical differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants (and why they teach different Gospels). If you have ever wondered why Roman Catholic apologists will no longer debate Mr. White in public, you will find some of the answers here in this book. A must-read for those concerned with the theological bankruptcy of the Church of Rome.
August 12, 2009
Very well written. Obviously, White has debated Catholic theologians and learned their esoteric teachings. White has done significant research of Catholic doctrines that are very difficult to get a clear definition and understanding of how they came about. I doubt that even one in ten Catholics know their doctrine or its foundation. The bottom line is that evangelicals hold to sola sriptura and Catholics hold to sola Catholic Church magisterium. That makes it impossible to have a straight forward debate with a Catholic. This is very sad, very sad indeed. White shows how "tradition" trumps the Word of God, and the meaning of "tradition" is what Rome says it is. White is to be commended for articulating a fair and balanced presentation of the opposing theologies.
May 17, 2009