John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org; he is author of more than 50 books and travels regularly to preach and teach. New messages are posted to this podcast as they become available. Piper’s sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. We want people everywhere to understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.
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Why be a Catholic and not a member of another faith tradition? Questions Covered: 06:53 – I am having a discussion with a Protestant friend who doesn’t think Catholics will be saved. How can I best prepare for the conversation? 13:45 – I don’t believe you need to be Catholic to be saved. I have a personal relationship with God, and it doesn’t matter to him if I am Catholic. I was not comfortable in the Catholic Church because it was just a bunch of rituals. 29:08 – My brother recently left the Church. At his church, they take communion that his pastor says is the body and blood of Christ. He says, why be Catholic when I can have the True Presence in another church? 35:19 – Why would someone want to be Catholic when the Church messed with the 10 Commandments? 45:04 – When I am talking to Protestants, the conversation often turns historical. Distortions of history are presented and it is difficult to authoritatively address these misrepresentations of the Church. How do I best have these conversations and is there a resource respected by Catholics and Protestants to establish the historical truth? 50:19 – I was raised Baptist but am really interested in the Catholic Church. I am told a lot that Catholics worship Mary. Is there biblical evidence for saying the ‘Hail Mary’? …