Browsing articles tagged with "Catholocism Archives - Whole Reason"
Apr
3
2014

Our Lady of Perpetual Emasculation

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I have a confession to make. Though I am generally a theologically conservative Christian, I do lean center/left slightly on many issues, including abortion (I think we should make it illegal, but allow women the first 6 weeks to do what their conscience allows), immigration (I think we should work at making it easier for […]

Feb
7
2014

Scrupulosity 3 – How to escape the bondage of Catholic and Arminian legalism

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This post is part of a series. For those tormented by their failed efforts at resisting sin, or feeling not good enough to deserve salvation, or feeling unable to keep their salvation, let me tell you the good news that the misinformed religionists have not told you. It doesn’t depend on you being good, it depends […]

Oct
24
2013

SERIES: Scrupulosity

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This series is made up of the following articles: Scrupulosity 1 – How Catholicism and Arminianism Obscure the Gospel and Create Neuroses Scrupulosity 2 – How Sola Fide Solves the Problem Created by Works-based Theology Scrupulosity 3 – How to escape the bondage of Catholic and Arminian legalism Scrupulosity 4 – Final Steps in Freeing […]

Oct
19
2013

Scrupulosity 2 – How Sola Fide Solves the Problem Created by Works-based Theology

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This post is part of a series. In Part 1, I introduced the idea that both Catholicism and hyper-Arminianism (hyper-Calvinism’s brother) make the deadly mistake of including works in the salvation formula, and hurt many people. Let’s dig in some more. The Descent into Scrupulosity In an effort to help sufferers of the very problem Catholicism […]

Oct
18
2013

Scrupulosity 1 – How Catholicism and Arminianism Obscure the Gospel and Create Neuroses

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This post is part of a series. I have previously catalogued my exodus from the bondage of Arminian Holiness to the peace of Reformed Theology, and was reminded of its horrors today when listening to a recent episode of This American Life (Show 507), in which Catholic priest Fr. Thomas Santa discussed, somewhat nonchalantly, the […]

Apr
23
2013

Sanctification: Now, at death, in purgatory, or ongoing for eternity?

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I am currently reading Dr. Jerry Walls’ book on purgatory (for Protestants!) entitled Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, and one important question he addresses is, “Is purgatory for the purpose of satisfaction or sanctification?” Satisfaction, meaning paying for one’s sins, is rejected by Protestants since we see Christ’s work as full and final on that […]

Jun
6
2008

Religion, innovation and economic progress – Part I

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This post is part of a series. The Council on Foreign Relations recently had a great three part symposium, and I wanted to summarize some of the great material from the transcripts.   It covers such things as the economic progress brought by Protestantism as compared to Catholicism and other religions, as well as how literacy […]

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