The Roman Catholic Controversy
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The Roman Catholic Controversy

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More than at any time in the past, Roman Catholics & evangelicals are working together.They are standing shoulder to shoulder against social evils. They are joining across denominational boundaries in renewal movements. And many evangelicals are finding the history, tradition, and grandeur of the Roman Catholic Church appealing. This newfound rapport has caused many ev...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Bethany House Publishers
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How I wish I could have stumbled upon this book (or one like it!) decades ago. Brilliant - and extremely dangerous.

I kind of think of Catholics the way I do Mormon's and Jehovah's Witnesses:
There we have people who claim to love their savior Jesus, the Bible, Heaven, God's morality, and the Church. Sounds wonderful doesn't it?
Then you find out a few years later that their Jesus, Savior, Bible, Heaven, and Church are not the same as yours. These New believer's only agreed with you until they got...more
Dec 26, 2010 Carlos rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: junk
James White is a biased anti-Catholic protestant, who frankly is very confused. If you wish to truly know about the Catholic Church, and what it really teaches and believes, then why not go to the source?! The same way you'd read a book on Buddhism by a Buddhist, and not go to a Muslim for his perspective.

I suggest Dr. Peter Kreeft's Catholic Christianity for starters. You may also want to read books by, Frank Sheed, Fulton J. Sheen, G.K. Chesterton, and of course Pope Benedict XVI.
Do doctrinal differences between Roman Catholics and evangelicals matter? This book is an excellent introduction to the Roman Catholic-Protestant debate and a good resource for laymen. Dr. James R. White is a profound author, gifted debater, and effective communicator with a love for God's truth. He's debated numerous leading Roman Catholic apologists over the years and is well-informed of the issues and views of both sides. This book is a careful look at the current issues of tradition and scri...more
Raymond Churchmouse
An excellent read. Although biased reviewers falsely equate disagreement with Catholic distinctives as anti-Catholicism, to read Dr. White's book proves this is not the case. White contrasts these distinctives to the Scriptures and church history in an effort to show the reader how the Roman Catholic church has strayed from orthodoxy. I highly recommend all of Dr. White's books.
Stephen Wolfe
Outstanding book.
In this book, James White states: What is the gospel? What does the Bible teach about the gospel? What does Rome teach about the gospel? If there is a difference, what is it? Where does it come from? Everything else pales into significance.

One of my favorite sections was in the last chapter, Sola Gratia, in a section titled "What about peace with God?" White discusses reasons to reach out to the Roman Catholic in order to become a "messenger of life" in case "he does not know the peace that com...more
Mr. White would be correct in his assessment of the Catholic Church, if only he represented the facts as to what Catholics believe.

This book is another propagation of lies and it is mind blowing that any "Christian" publisher or "Christian" bookstore supports a blatant representation of disobeying the ninth commandment.

In an ironic twist..Mr. White's sister, Patty Bonds, converted to Catholicism...

Her conversion story is here:

Jed Park
This book did more towards steering me towards Catholicism than any I have read in a long time. Protestants who are debating about crossing the Tiber will certainly get their bathing suits on after reading this jewel. Between White and de Sales I am almost ready to sign up.
A clear, precise explanation of Catholicism from a Protestant perspective. I would highly recommend this book to anyone consider Catholicism or in dialogue with someone about the differences between the two perspectives.
Eric Lugo
Excellent source for those who wish to learn more of Catholic theology in relation to Christian theology...good read!
William Dicks
Probably one of the best books on the false teachings and heresies within the Roman Catholic institution.
Good book on the differences between biblical Christianity and Catholicism.
Mark Notestine
Excellent rebuttal of the Roman Catholic apologetic.
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Dr. James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter's Freedom, and The God Who Ju...more
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