9780310292326

Holy Ground : Walking with Jesus As a Former Catholic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780310292326

  • ISBN10:

    0310292328

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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Summary

Chris Castaldo has wrestled personally with this question and many more. Perhaps you have too. Whether you have too. Whether you are a former Roman Catholic or know someone who is, you'll find helpful answers and encouraging support within these pages.

Author Biography

Chris Castaldo was raised on Long Island, New York, as a Roman Catholic and worked full-time in the Catholic Church for years. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the he now serves as Pastor of Outreach and Church Planting at College Church in Wheaton.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Acknowledgementsp. 15
Prologue: It's Only Life and Deathp. 17
Prespectives on Roman Catholicism
Understanding Why Catholics Become Evangelicalp. 25
Confronted by Deathp. 26
What Do Catholics Believe?p. 27
The Fundamental Differencep. 30
Reson One: Full-Time Faithp. 33
Excursus: Image of Godp. 34
Searching for Purposep. 35
The Church's Callingp. 38
A Portrait of Evangelical Faith: Martin Lutherp. 41
Martin Lutherp. 42
Excursus: Sola Scripturap. 53
Reason Two: Personal Relationship with Jesusp. 55
The Journey Beginsp. 56
Sactioned Steakp. 59
Relationship over Rulesp. 61
Reason Three: Direct Access to Godp. 63
The Papap. 65
Speaking for Godp. 69
Disagreement over the Papacyp. 70
A Portrait of Catholic Faith: Loyola and Contarinip. 77
Catholic Renewalp. 78
Colloquy of Regensburgp. 82
Three Types of Catholicsp. 89
Reason Four: Christ-Centered Devotionp. 91
Beware of Nuda Scripturap. 94
The Body of Christp. 96
The Great Symphonyp. 98
Religious Dissonancep. 99
Reason Five: Motivated by Grace Instead a Guiltp. 105
Ex-Catholics Talk about Salvationp. 108
The Centrality of Gracep. 114
˘It Is Finished!÷p. 119
Relating to Roman Catholics
How Catholics View Evangelicalsp. 123
Salvation as ˘Fire Insurance÷p. 124
Excursus: Something Evangelicals Can Learn from Catholicsp. 129
˘Chummy Chummy÷ with Godp. 130
Absence of Unityp. 131
Superficialityp. 134
Conclusionp. 137
Traditional, Evangelical, and Cultural Catholicsp. 139
The Traditional Catholicp. 141
The Evangelical Catholicp. 144
The Cultural Catholicp. 149
How to Relate to the Catholics with Grace and Truthp. 159
Family Feudp. 160
How We View Catholics
Red Lightp. 172
Don't Be a Pit Bullp. 172
Don't Attempt to Debate People into the Kingdomp. 173
Don't Partake of the Mass
Yellow Lightp. 174
Be Cautious of How You Use Languagep. 174
Recognize Your Familial Positionp. 177
Be Cautious of Emotional Intensityp. 178
Green Lightp. 178
Engage in Gospel Dialogp. 178
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thingp. 180
Glorify God and Enjoy Him Foreverp. 183
Thinking about Godp. 184
The Transfiguationp. 185
Jesus Comes to Fulfill the Ancient Promises of Israel (Matt. 17:1-3)p. 186
Jesus and His World Are Supreme over Creation (Matt. 17:4-5)p. 189
Perosonal Encounter with Jesus (Matt. 17:6-8)p. 195
Appendix: How the Catholic Church Became What It Is: Trent to Vatican IIp. 199
The Council of Trent (1545-63)p. 199
Vatican I (1869-70)p. 202
Vatican II(1962-65)p. 208
Discussion Questionsp. 221
Indexp. 229
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