Anti-Catholicism (Index Page for Apologist Dave Armstrong)

Anti-Catholicism (Index Page for Apologist Dave Armstrong) November 9, 2006
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DR. JOHN ANKERBERG AND DR. JOHN WELDON (BAPTIST)
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DR. GREG BAHNSEN
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TODD BAKER
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CHRIS BAYACK
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RICHARD BENNETT

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BIBLE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
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Were Vernacular Bibles Unknown Before Luther? (Luther’s Dubious Claims About the Supposed Utter Obscurity of the Bible Before His Translation) [6-15-11]

Dialogue: “Obscure” Bible Before Luther’s Translation? [7-24-14]

Catholic Church: Historic “Enemy” of the Bible? [9-11-15]

Catholic Church: Superior to the Bible?: Does the Catholic Church Claim to be ‘Above’ the Bible and Its “Creator”? [9-14-15]

Was the Catholic Church Historically an Enemy of the Bible? [National Catholic Register, 3-27-17]

Armstrong vs. Collins & Walls #5: The Church “Gave” the Bible? [10-19-17]

Did Luther Rescue the Bible in German from Utter Obscurity? [National Catholic Register, 10-30-17]

The Catholic Church Does Not Claim Superiority Over the Bible [National Catholic Register, 8-13-18]

Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Myths and Truths [National Catholic Register, 12-3-18]

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BART BREWER

Fr. Bart Brewer’s Initial “Reason” for Ditching Catholicism [8-15-00] 

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JOHN BUGAY

The Inquisition Killed 4.9 Million? (John Bugay’s Whoppers) [6-4-10]

Pope Benedict XVI and Eucharistic Adoration: A Response to the Libel of the Holy Father by the Lapsed Catholic Controversialist, John Bugay, and Others (Paul Hoffer) [4-25-11]

Do Catholic Sexual Scandals Disprove Catholic Truth Claims? [11-10-11]

Anti-Catholic “Humor”: St. Thérèse of Lisieux as Hitler (John Bugay Tries to Justify it Based on Historic Anti-Semitism) [11-24-11]

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KEVIN CAULEY (CHURCH OF CHRIST)
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CHAT ROOM DEBATE CHALLENGE
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JACK CHICK
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Jack Chick’s Lies: The Real Alberto Rivera Exposed (including a letter from an Alberto supporter and counter-reply) [7-9-03]
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JASON ENGWER
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Dialogue on Development of Doctrine (Esp. the Papacy) [2000]

Dialogue on Doctrinal Development (Papacy & NT Canon) [2-26-02]

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Debate: Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura  [8-1-03]

Ten Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura: Reply to Jason Engwer’s Catholic But Not Roman Catholic Series on the Church Fathers [8-1-03]

Refutation of a Satirical “Pauline Papacy” Argument [9-30-03]

Judaizers: “Proto-Catholics”? (Alleged Works-Salvation) [12-14-09]

Bible on Faith, Works, and Judgment [12-16-09]

Catholic Development of Doctrine: A Defense (Emphasis on the Canon of the Bible & Church Infallibility) (+ Pt. II / Pt. III / Pt. IV) [1-15-10]

Papias (c. 60-c. 130) & the Rule of Faith [1-18-10]

Debates with Anti-Catholic Jason Engwer [compiled on 4-21-16]
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Papal Passages Lk 22:31-34 & Jn 21:15-17 [5-12-20]

My Four Ballyhooed Debates w Anti-Catholics (All Forfeited): My Opponent Split Before It Was Over, Every Time (!) [5-21-20]

Invocation of Saints and Angels (Luke 16 [Lazarus & the Rich Man & Abraham] is One of the Most Unanswerable Arguments in Catholic Apologetics) [5-26-20]

Jesus’ “Brothers” Were “Unbelievers”? (Jason Engwer also claims that “Mary believed in Jesus,” but wavered, and had a “sort of inconsistent faith”) [5-27-20]

Dialogue: Galatians 3 & Justification [5-29-20]

Baptismal Regeneration and Justification [6-4-20]

Invocation of Saints: Jesus Allegedly “Calling on Elijah” [6-8-20]

Reply to Protestant Challenges Re Eternal Security [7-26-20]

Defense of Bible Passages vs. Eternal Security & Faith Alone [8-12-20]

Mary’s Assumption: Patristic Analogy to Protestant Distinctives [8-15-20]

St. Peter Listed First in Lists of Disciples: A Debate [10-12-20]

Anti-Catholic Hypocrisy Re the Term “Anti-Catholic” (Jason Engwer Sez Catholicism is Not Christian & Teaches a False Gospel) [10-14-20]

Jason Engwer, Origen, & the New Testament Canon [10-15-20]

Jason Engwer, Origen, & Intercession of Saints [10-16-20]

Jason Engwer, Hippolytus, & Mary’s Perpetual Virginity [10-17-20]

Peter’s Primacy is Disproved By His Personality? (Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer Continues His All-Out War on St. Peter & the Papacy) [10-18-20]

Jason Engwer and a Supposedly Sinful Mary (Doubting Jesus’ Sanity? / Inconsiderate (?) Young Jesus in the Temple / “Woman” and the Wedding at Cana) [11-16-20]

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FOXE’S BOOK OF MARTYRS

Inaccuracies of Anti-Catholic Foxe’s Book of Martyrs [2-10-11]

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STEVE “PURPLE” HAYS (REFORMED)
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PASTOR DAVID T. KING (REFORMED)
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“Romanists” Killed 100 Million? David T. King & Other Geniuses [6-29-00]

Was Cardinal Newman a Modernist? Pope St. Pius X vs. Anti-Catholic Polemicist David T. King (Development, not Evolution of Doctrine) [3-6-02]

Absurd Anti-Newman Rhetoric in Anti-Catholic Polemics [3-19-02 and 9-27-05]

Chrysostom & Irenaeus: Sola Scripturists?: Refutation of Anti-Catholic Polemicist and Reformed Protestant Pastor David T. King [4-20-07]

Mary’s Assumption vs. Material Sufficiency of Scripture? (Refutation of Anti-Catholic Polemicist & Reformed Protestant Pastor David T. King) [4-22-07]

“Podunk” & Self-Publishing Efforts of Leading Anti-Catholics: David T. King, William Webster, and Eric Svendsen [4-17-09]

Anti-Catholic Double Standards on Self-Published Books (James Swan and His Love of the Ridiculous Self-Published Books of David T. King and William Webster) [8-1-11]

John Henry Newman’s Alleged Disbelief  in Papal Infallibility Prior to 1870, and Supposed Intellectual Dishonesty Afterwards (Classic Anti-Catholic Lies: George Salmon, James White, David T. King et al) [8-11-11]

Answer to Sola Scriptura “Prooftexts” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Romans 16:15-16 (vs. Reformed Pastor David T. King) [6-26-12]

David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Introduction to the Series [11-8-13]

David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Part I: St. Cyril of Jerusalem [11-9-13]

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David T. King Ignores Sola Scriptura Biblical Disproofs  (Incl. lengthy analysis of 2 Peter 1:20: “no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation”) [11-13-17]
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LEN LISENBEE
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LUTHERANISM
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DOUGLAS MABRY (aka “GOJIRA”)
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DR. JOHN MACARTHUR
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JAMES McCARTHY
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ORTHODOX ANTI-CATHOLICISM
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POPE AS “GOD” OR “ANTICHRIST”
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What Year Did Popes Become Antichrist? (vs. John Calvin) [3-11-10]
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“SAINT AND SINNER”
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Six Anti-Catholics Challenged: “Is Catholicism Christian?” Wouldn’t a real debate be nice for a change? (All Declined) [in effect, S&S declined on 10-27-07 by saying “amen” to “Turretinfan’s” decline and giving no indication otherwise after five previous related comments (one / two / three / four / five) ] [10-8-07] 
MATT SLICK (PRESBYTERIAN; FOUNDER OF CARM)
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ERIC SVENDSEN
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Have Heterodox Catholics Overthrown Official Doctrine? (vs. Eric Svendsen, James White, Phillip Johnson, & Andrew Webb) [6-3-96]

Dialogue on the Logic of Catholic Infallible Authority [6-4-96]

Apostolic [Quasi-] Protestantism?: Dialogue with Eric Svendsen [6-26-96]

Debate on the Nature of the Church and Catholicism [7-5-96]

Dialogue on “Tradition” in the New Testament [1996]

Dialogue with Protestants on Various Aspects of Development of Doctrine (Particularly Concerning the Canon of Scripture) [vs. Jason Engwer & Eric Svendsen] [3-19-02, at Internet Archive]

Eric Svendsen: Catholics Raise Mary to the Holy Trinity [4-2-04]

What is it With Anti-Catholics & Written Debate? (The Sad Case of Eric Svendsen as a Typical Example) [10-4-04, at Internet Archive] 

“Podunk” & Self-Publishing Efforts of Leading Anti-Catholics: David T. King, William Webster, and Eric Svendsen [4-17-09]

Anti-Catholic Luminary Eric Svendsen: Is His Active Online Presence Kaput? A Fond Remembrance of His Antics and Follies [4-25-10, at Internet Archive] 

Debates with Anti-Catholic Eric Svendsen [compiled on 5-11-16]

Dave Armstrong Fan Club #2: Anti-Catholic Protestant Polemicist Eric “the Yellow” Svendsen [Facebook, 3-3-19]

 

JAMES SWAN (REFORMED)

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther’s Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the “Reformational” Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (+ Part II | Part III) [4-26-03, at Internet Archive]

Luther’s Mariology: the Protestant View [4-26-03]

Use of Primary Citations: James Swan’s Double Standards (and his particular animus against the Austrian Jesuit and biographer of Luther: Hartmann Grisar) [4-26-03; expanded on 7-15-20] 

Anti-Catholic Caricatures of Catholic Mariology [4-26-03]

Second Reply Concerning Martin Luther’s Mariology [6-28-03; massive rebuttal! At Internet Archive]

2nd Reply to James Swan Re Luther’s Mariology [6-28-03; abridged on 7-19-20]

Defense of Critique of Jame’s White’s Misinformed Mariology (particularly with regard to the differing views on early Mariology of Protestant Church historians J.N.D. Kelly and Philip Schaff) [3-15-04 and 9-7-05]

Biblical “Ass” (Donkey) & Holier Than Thou Anti-Catholics (subtitle: It Matters Not to Anti-Catholics Like James Swan Whether “Ass” is a Legitimate Term in the Bible, Shakespeare, & Even John Calvin) [2007; abridged & revised: 1-19-19]

Luther: Death Penalty for Anabaptists & 1525 Peasants’ Revolt (Critique of James Swan’s Misrepresentation on the Radio Show, Iron Sharpens Iron, with Chris Arnzen) [11-6-07] 

Anti-Catholic James Swan’s Goofy Anonymous “Reviews” of My Book [6-30-10]

How Anti-Catholic Apologists “Argue” and “Reason”: Documentation of James Swan’s Avalanche of Childish Personal Insults and Ridiculous Flat-Out Lies About Yours Truly [6-30-10]

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PASTOR KEN TEMPLE (REFORMED BAPTIST)
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FRANK TURK (AKA “CENTURION”) (BAPTIST)
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Salvation by Works in the Catholic Catechism? [5-8-02]

Proper Theological Application of the Term “Anti-Catholic” [9-24-05]

Frank Turk and Phil Johnson Reply to My Critique With Christlike Examples of Charity and Reason / James White’s January 2001 Resolution to Avoid All Interaction With Me (!!) [7-21-11, at Internet Archive]

 

“TURRETINFAN” (AKA “THE ANONYMOUS ONE” OR “TAO”) (REFORMED)

Did Jesus Commission the New Testament (or the Disciples?) [5-31-18]

Armstrong Fan Club #5: Reformed Protestant Fanatic “Turretinfan” [Facebook, 3-5-19]

Rome, the Biblical Canon, & Tradition (vs. Turretinfan & James White) . . . Observed in the Views of John of Damascus (aka John Damascene: c. 676-749) [11-7-19]

Chalice or Host Only Contain the Body & Blood of Christ (Reply to Two Direct Challenges from the Calvinist Anti-Catholic Sophist and Polemicist, “Turretinfan”) [11-21-19]

Jerusalem Council (Acts 15) Decrees: Universally Binding? [11-21-19]

“Turretinfan” Calls a Statue of Jesus Christ an “Idol” (While His Buddy Bishop James White Praises the Statues of “Reformers” Calvin, Farel, Beza, and Knox) [6-8-10; rev. 6-24-20]

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A Discourse on The Discourse on the Holy Theotokos (Anti-Catholic Distortion of St. Athanasius) (Paul Hoffer) [4-10-09]

TAO’s Continued Use of the Pejorative Papist (+ Part Two) (Paul Hoffer) [6-23-09]

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan (+ Part Two) (Paul Hoffer) [8-20-11]
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WILLIAM WEBSTER
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“Podunk” & Self-Publishing Efforts of Leading Anti-Catholics: David T. King, William Webster, and Eric Svendsen [4-17-09]

Anti-Catholic Double Standards on Self-Published Books (James Swan and His Love of the Ridiculous Self-Published Books of David T. King and William Webster) [8-1-11]

David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Introduction to the Series [11-8-13]

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WILLIAM WHITAKER
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BISHOP JAMES WHITE (REFORMED BAPTIST)

The material formerly listed here has been moved to a new page: Bishop “Dr.” [???] James White: Anti-Catholic Extraordinaire

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CATHOLIC INQUISITION

“Romanists” Killed 100 Million? David T. King & Other Geniuses [6-29-00]

The Inquisition Killed 4.9 Million? (John Bugay’s Whoppers) [6-4-10]

Catholic Inquisition Murdered “50-68 Million”? [April 2014]

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Were 50 Million People Really Killed in the Inquisition? [National Catholic Register, 5-30-18]
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The Inquisition, as Medieval Catholics Would View It [National Catholic Register, 7-31-19]
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MISCELLANEOUS REFUTATIONS AND OBSERVATIONS

Classic Anti-Catholic Polemicists (Chick, Boettner, & Hislop) [1-25-91]

Anti-Catholicism: Classic Catholic Replies and Retorts [1-25-91]

Are Catholics Christians? (vs. James White) [May 1995]

Dialogue on Grace (vs. Anti-Catholic Phil Johnson) [1996]

“Xmas” & the Christian “Fish”: Etymology & History (vs. Matthew Bell) [12-22-98]

Sophistry: Reflections on “Debating” Anti-Catholic Polemicists [11-27-00]

Oral vs. Written Debates About Theology: Which is Better? [Jan. 2001; rev. 9-30-04]

How Anti-Catholics Can be Catholics’ Brothers in Christ [4-18-02, at Internet Archive]

Books by Dave Armstrong: Twin Scourges: Thoughts on Anti-Catholicism and Theological Liberalism [June 2003]

Latest Anti-Catholic Theory on Catholic Converts: Filthy Lucre (Scott Hahn and Steve Ray Supposedly Were Motivated Primarily or Solely by Financial Gain, to Become Catholics?) [7-15-04; rev. 1-27-17]

Absurd Anti-Newman Rhetoric in Anti-Catholic Polemics [3-19-02 and 9-27-05]

“Moderate” Heinrich Bullinger: “Reformation” Anti-Catholicism [1-16-07]

Old website editions of the Anti-Catholicism Page preserved at the Internet Archive (much material later deleted or modified: choose from between the dates of 6-11-04 and 2-11-07)

Prayer For Our Non-Catholic Brothers and Sisters (Especially Those Who Do Not Regard Us As Their Brothers and Sisters in Christ) [6-2-07, at Internet Archive]

The “Adolescent Theory” of Pervasive Anti-Catholic Mindsets and Behavior [Facebook, 10-4-07]

Zwingli, Bucer, Oecolampadius: Luther & Lutherans Not Christians [1-10-08]

On the Sincerity and Good Faith (and Profound Ignorance) of Anti-Catholics [Facebook, 10-7-08]

“Podunk” & Self-Publishing Efforts of Leading Anti-Catholics: David T. King, William Webster, and Eric Svendsen [4-17-09]

Clarification of Why I No Longer Attempt Debate With Anti-Catholic Protestants [7-4-09, at Internet Archive]

Mary as a Guide & Model of Holiness: Mutual Monologues with Several Anti-Catholics + One Real Dialogue [10-14-09]

Is the Anti-Catholic Myth of Total Catholic Apostasy Analogous to the Jewish-Christian Split in the 1st Century? [12-8-09]

Judaizers: “Proto-Catholics”? (Alleged Works-Salvation) [12-14-09]

Amazing Grace: “Anti-Catholic” Hymn? [11-1-10]

How Anti-Catholics Often Argue (Massive Use of Ad Hominem, Personal Insult, Smear Tactics) / My Humorous, Satirical Retorts [2-24-10, at Internet Archive]

Young Earth Creationism of Notable Anti-Catholic Protestants [9-18-10]

High Praise from a Protestant Critic of Mine [sarcastic title: Facebook comment on an anonymous critic who claims that no Protestant apologist takes me “seriously” at all; 12-22-11]

C. S. Lewis’ Belfast Childhood & Contra-Catholicism [6-26-12]

Pitting Paul Against Peter (Pathetic, Pitiful Pedantry): Reply to Failed Anti-Catholic Protestant Attempts to Tear Down St. Peter and His Papal Authority [8-10-12]

Dialogue on Newman’s Kingsley / “Apologia” Controversy [11-27-12]

Multiple Meanings of “Paradise” in Scripture and Anti-Catholic Cluelessness About Literary Genre  [see also the accompanying Facebook discussion] [12-1-14]

Bizarre Anti-Catholic Junk Refuted (Series) [compiled on 4-7-16]

Debates with Anti-Catholic Polemicists [compiled 4-20-16]

Brief Exchange with an Anti-Catholic Regarding Whether Catholicism Teaches a False Gospel [Facebook, 3-18-17]

A Friend of 34 Years (Who is Anti-Catholic) Would Rather End Our Friendship Than Read and Discuss One of My Papers [Facebook, 8-11-17]

“Church Sign” Regarding Anti-Catholic Willful Ignorance [Facebook, 3-22-19]

St. Cardinal Newman on English Anti-Catholic Prejudice [2-17-20]

Defining “Church”: “Exchange” w Anti-Catholic Zealot [3-9-20]

More of that Profound Anti-Catholic Calvinist Love (Gene “Troll” Bridges) [Facebook, 8-15-20]

Is it Wrong to Celebrate and “Make Merry” About the Birth of Jesus and God Becoming Man? No! Clear Biblical Models [Facebook, 12-15-20]

Christmas: Theological (Reformed / Calvinist) Opposition . . . With My Biblical and Historical Refutations [12-16-20]

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“ANTI-CATHOLIC”: DEFINITIONAL AND TERMINOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES

Dialogue on the Anti-Catholic Definition of “Christian” (vs. Matthew Bell) [1-11-99; new introduction added on 3-16-11]
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Proper Theological Application of the Term “Anti-Catholic” (vs. Frank Turk) [9-24-05]

Futility: Explaining Anti-Catholicism to an Anti-Catholic (Peter Pike) [9-21-06]

Theological / Doctrinal “Anti-Catholicism”: Scholarly Use [7-8-08]

“Anti-Catholic”: Scholars Use it Both as a Noun & Adjective [8-4-08]

Dialogue: Definition of “Christian” (vs. Reformed Pastor) (+ Did Trent Anathematize all Protestants?) [6-5-10]

Debates on the Controversial Term, “Anti-Catholic[ism]” [compilation of old archived discussions, from 5-11-16]

Anti-Catholic Hypocrisy Re the Term “Anti-Catholic” (Jason Engwer Sez Catholicism is Not Christian & Teaches a False Gospel) [10-14-20]

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IDOLATRY CHARGE (THE MASS, IMAGES, AND MISC.)

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The Absurdity of Claiming That the Mass is Idolatrous [National Catholic Register, 6-17-19]
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IDOLATRY CHARGE (MARIAN VENERATION)
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