Comparing Church Discipline

In the midst of a discussion about Truthful Evangelism at the Spectrum webpage, Dave Larson asked that I sketch some comparisons between Catholic and Adventist teachings on church discipline, specifically, the ultimate discipline that Catholics call excommunication and Adventists refer to as “removal from church membership.” Here’s a revised version of what I had sketched…

Superstition

Steve Ray was caught promoting superstition on the Catholic Answers radio program: wearing a rosary “around your neck keeps the Devil away – it keeps the evil powers away, because they hate the rosary and they hate the crucifix.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church rightly condemns superstition, defining it thus: 2111 Superstition is the…