differences between the Roman Catholic and the various protestant Churches
centres on two fundamental issues that strike at the very heart of religion.
These two issues have many practical consequences and help explain some
of the history of the division between the churches.
The most important question any
individual faces is how they can be right with God. How can you enter
The word used to describe how someone
can be 'right' with God is Justification.
The differences regarding the doctrine of justification
have been described as the ‘formal
cause’ of the Reformation.
But, if we want to know the answer
to these questions, then this raises an even deeper question on the nature
of Authority. How can we be confident
that a particular teaching about salvation is true? On what authority does
it rest. The matter of authority has been described as the 'material
cause' of the Reformation.
Continued... - the main issues
Article XIX of the 39 Articles of Religion
As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, have erred; so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but also in matters of Faith.
Links and other issues
The Church of England and Roman Catholicism
The Authority of the Bible
from Mary (PDF download) - the Roman Catholic errors explained and Biblical teaching examined.
The work of ARCIC
The Anglican-Roman Catholic International
Reunion - talk given at a
General Synod fringe meeting in response to the Vatican document Dominu Iesus.
Roots of Catholic error -
Jerome's mistranslation - by Dennis Peterson
Other Articles of Relevance
for sale relevant to this issue
Mary Remain a Virgin? William
J Bridcut - Churchman 111/1 (1997)
Press Releases and News Items
Septembe 2010 - State visit of Pope - a betrayal
November 2009 - Response from the Council of Church Society to the plans by the Church of Rome to receive disaffected Anglicans.
July 2007 - Statement regarding Vatican's reiteration of their view that protestants do not have proper churches.
April 2005 - What
is needed in a new Bishop of Rome?
July 2001 - Anglican
July 2001 - Primacy