Catholicism Teaches Works Salvation!
In the first part of the 5th Century, John Cassianus, Abbot of the Monastery of St. Victor, introduced the false doctrine known as semi-Pelagianism. A few of the errors of semi-Pelagianism are that initial faith is dependent on man's free-will, though God is solely responsible for faith itself and its increase and final perseverance depends on man's own strength, not being a gift of grace.
What is interesting, and still another indication that the Roman Magisterium is inconsistent and surely fallible, is that, while condemning the teachings of John Cassianus as heretical, the RCC refers to him as a good and godly man and holds him in high esteem.
The early Catholic church struggled against semi-Pelagianism. Semi-Pelagian heresies were condemned by Pope Celestine I in 432. Pope Felix IV, In the year 529, in the Synods of Orange and Valence, both of which were confirmed by Boniface II, also condemned semi-Pelagianism.
I reckon those condemnations never took root, for to this date, the Roman church continues to hold to a form of semi-Pelagianism, or works-based salvation. Just one example of how man is required, in Catholic doctrine, to cooperate with God for his salvation may be seen in the RCC doctrine of baptism as taught in the Catechism:
The Roman church teaches that man is, in large measure, responsible for his salvation and eternal state. By contrast, the Holy Bible teaches that:
Noted Catholic educator and theologian, Dr. Ludwig Ott disagrees and clarifies the Roman Catholic position in a textbook used in Roman Catholic seminaries:
For those who don't get Rome's heretical message, the Council of Trent provided several "incentives," among them:
And there you have it; another example of that peculiar Romish idea that the work of Christ on the cross was insufficient to obtain and secure salvation for those called by God to eternal life. Nope, Bubba has gotta to put his back into it and lend that weak Roman Jesus a helping hand if the salvation Rome offers is gonna "take." Reckon I'll put my trust in the Lord God Almighty and His Son, Jesus the Messiah -- and not in the shaky promises of the man-powered Roman church.
Read your Bible. Seek God's truth. You'll see that what Rome says and offers doesn't match up with the Word of God.
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