A common question and debate between Roman Catholics and Protestants is “Are Catholics Christians?” But that is not the best question. It should be “Is Roman Catholicism heretical and thus not Christian?”
This Areopagus Journal concludes as the title states, “The Reformation Was Not a Mistake” because in the past few years there has been some confusion generated by several formal movements to minimize the doctrinal and historical differences.
Five articles in the Journal address the major defining issues. One article demonstrates the fatal error of Catholicism’s denial of faith alone, another defends the doctrinal authority of scripture alone, another responds to the Roman Catholic Mary, another responds to their claims on the Pope’s authority.
And finally, there is an article examining the pros and cons of the recent documents, Evangelicals and Catholics Together and the Joint Declaration on Justification.
Veritas: The Reformation Was Not A Mistake! by Craig Branch
The Article On Which We Stand: A Defense of Sola Fide by William Webster
Conscience Captive to the Word of God: A Defense of Sola Scriptura by Steven B. Cowan
Will the Real Mary Please Stand Up? by Clete Hux
That They May Be One? A Response to the Claims of The Papacy by Harold O.J. Brown
The God Who Justifies: The Doctrine of Justification by James R. White. Bethany House, 2001
Justification by Faith Alone: Affirming the Doctrine by Which the Church and the Individual Stands or Falls Ed. Don Kistler. Soli Deo Gloria, 1995
Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible Ed. Don Kistler. Soli Deo Gloria, 1995
The Lord of Glory: A Classic Defense of the Deity of Jesus Christ by Benjamin B. Warfield. Solid Ground Christian Books, 2003