Doctrinal Matters: Catholicism
What the Bible Says About...Series
The central purpose of Apologetics Press, from its inception over 30 years ago, has been to produce materials that defend the Christian Faith. More specifically, A.P. has specialized in providing assistance in combating atheism, evolution, and skepticism. The staff has spent countless hours researching and refuting those who attack the existence of God, the inspiration of the Bible, the Genesis account of Creation, and the truthfulness of Christianity. Three decades later, that focus remains unchanged.
The onslaught of atheism and evolution over the past 50 years has naturally culminated in the present Culture War in which the nation is now embroiled. Consequently, A.P. is making every effort to “step up to the plate” and provide appropriate responses to the anti-Christian currents swirling throughout society. Not only are we articulating God’s view on such vital matters as abortion, homosexuality, and embryonic stem-cell research, we are also addressing the sinister assault that is chipping away at the foundational values on which the country was established (e.g., The Silencing of God/Christ & the Continental Congress). We are even endeavoring to prepare people to react to the non-Christian encroachments of the world religions (e.g., Islam).
In the midst of this spiritual “warfare” (1 Timothy 1:18), we also feel the pressing need to occasionally address unbiblical notions within Christendom that threaten people’s spiritual safety. This intention lays behind the development of our “What the Bible Says About...” book series. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). We have no desire to offend, insult, or hurt anyone. On the other hand, to be faithful to God, we must be about the business of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) on vital topics that affect salvation.
We believe you will find the volumes already produced in this series to be gentle, loving, and tactful in the treatment of denominational doctrines. Our sole intention is to encourage all people to lay aside human ideas and personal preferences, and to embrace God’s truth. Jesus said: “The truth will make you free” (John 8:32). That’s all we want—for ourselves and for others. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Please consider using these volumes to assist you in teaching others God’s truth.
What the Bible Says About the Baptist Church
What the Bible Says About the Catholic Church
What the Bible Says About the Church of Christ
What the Bible Says About the Lutheran Church