TRUTH, GRACE AND MERCY!,
Fulton Sheen once wrote, "There are only a handful of Americans who hate the Catholic Church, though there are millions who hate what they think the Church is."
Karl Keating is the best for teaching what the Church is. I want to buy CATHOLICISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM for everyone I pass on the street. I have at least three copies of my own. Where my Bibles are - I have Karl Keating.
Because I was a very strong protestant Bible teacher, I might have been considered by some to be a fundamentalist. My attitude may have stressed strict and literal adherence to a set of basic principles that left no room for the mercy and grace of God. I cringe today at the thought of it! We need mercy and grace and we need Truth.
In Karl Keating's CATHOLICISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM, we quickly learn that the fundamentalists, in their strong drive to teach about faith, God love them, have missed a lot of grace, mercy and Truth. I was one of those.
Since reading CATHOLICISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM, I am seeing verses that have a totally different and deeper meaning. Someone has said, "It is like after you start your journey into the Catholic Church, you begin to think some Catholic has come into your home during the night - as you were sleeping - and put additional verses in your Bible!" You seem to find verses you have never seen before! As you study you begin to see that these verses are fitting with the whole of the Truth (with a capital T) of Sacred Scripture, as well as the Apostolic teachings and traditions we were to "hold to" as Paul taught us in 2 Thessalonians 2:15.
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