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Faith, Works and Abraham Part 2: What must we do to be saved? Galatians 3:1-14 – Deep in Scripture Radio

July 10, 2014 | one response

“What must we do to be saved?” This question draws us into the theological questions of salvation, justification, sanctification, faith and works, and the diversity of opinions on these issues have sadly divided Christians for centuries. Both sides of the arguments claim Saint Paul as their champions, but especially, through Saint Paul, point to Abraham as the model for all men of faith. Many non-Catholic Christians still presume that Catholics believe that they are saved by works, but is this true? And was Abraham a model of faith without works? This is what we discuss today on Deep In Scripture.

Faith, Works and Abraham: What do Catholics Really Believe? Galatians 3:1-14 – Deep in Scripture Radio

July 7, 2014 | one response

Many people asked Jesus, “What must I do to be saved?”, and two thousand years later, many more are still asking this question. Over these two thousand years, many Christians have answered this question by positing a clear division between faith and works, or faith and the law, based supposedly on statements by St. Paul […]

Elizabeth Ficocelli: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

July 7, 2014 | no responses

From the time she was a young child growing up in a nominal Lutheran family, Elizabeth felt called to follow God on an interesting and surprising spiritual journey. Elizabeth shares the little clues God left her along the way, including hearing his voice whispered in her heart, and meeting a young Catholic man, which would eventually lead her to […]

Longing For Truth – Conversion Story of Leah DesGeorges

July 1, 2014 | 14 responses

“My longing for truth was a single prayer.” – St. Edith Stein As a 13-year-old Evangelical Protestant, I spent a day in a sporting good store asking people, “If you died tonight, do you know for sure that you would go to heaven? Would it be worth two minutes of your time to know for […]

The Bread of Life Discourse, John 6 – Deep in Scripture Radio

June 25, 2014 | no responses

This weekend in the liturgical calendar is the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi. All around the world Catholics will be processing in the streets carrying the cross of Christ, honoring His sacrifice for our sins and salvation. But in our country were few people anymore learn or speak Latin, far too many people […]

Mike Aquilina: Revert from Agnosticism – The Journey Home Program

June 23, 2014 | no responses

Mike grew up in a sicilian ghetto in which it was expected that everyone was Catholic. With the upheaval of the ’60′s, when he was in the 6th grade, Catholic education seemed to become devoid of content. He began to think that Christianity was irrelevant and something not to be taken seriously. In college, he fell […]

Being & Abiding and Q&A – Deep in Scripture Radio

June 19, 2014 | no responses

Email from Fred: I have friend who believes in reincarnation. He says that resurrection is just a Christian word for reincarnation. Is this true? I always thought resurrection was different from reincarnation. —First, these distinctly different understandings of what happens to our bodies and lives after death, yet indicates the common seed of truth within […]

Assurance of Salvation?

June 19, 2014 | no responses

By Fr. Ray Ryland I recently received an e-mail in which the author spoke about the issue of justification and salvation. He said he understands Catholic doctrine, but has some difficulty in accepting it on an emotional level. “In Protestant theology,” he wrote, “or at least that of evangelical Protestants, the conversion experience of accepting […]

Fr. Tyson Wood: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

June 16, 2014 | 2 responses

Fr. Tyson grew up in a Lutheran family on Luther’s Small Catechism. As a teenager, he began to question such Protestant pillars as “sola Scriptura” and the equating of concupiscence with personal sin.  He thought to himself, if we can’t cooperate with God, because of total depravity, what it the purpose of living a moral […]

Christ’s Resurrection and Ours, 1 Corinthians 15:35-58, Catechism 992 – 1019 – Deep in Scripture

June 12, 2014 | no responses

We’ve reached the end of our liturgical celebration and reflection on the resurrection and ascension of Christ our Lord, and now we celebration the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This gift of the Spirit was a fulfillment of the promise of Christ, to guide and power His Church, but like the ascension, the […]

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