The Reformation: No, Martin Luther Did Not Get Justification Right

I'll get back to justification in just a moment, but first, let's look at few things that are relevant to the doctrine of justification. On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther ( a Catholic Priest and Monk ) lit the flame for for what became known as the Protestant Reformation. Notice that I said "what became…
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Say “Yes” To Christ In 2019 ( 36 Second Video From Instagram )

I recently started posting short videos on our Instagram account @CatholicTransforamtion and below is just one example that I posted a few days ago on January 1st, 2019. The priest focused the homily around saying "YES" to Christ. I summed up some key points in 36 seconds. Will you say "YES" to Christ? View this…
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Lana Writes Me And Says The Vatican Serves Satan

I have included exactly what Lana wrote to me word for word at the end of this post, so that you can see it word for word, but I'll be pulling out segments of it as I write this article. Lana mentioned that her journey was being raised a Christian, then going into the New…
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Why I Am Catholic? The Bible, History, Logic, The Teachings

It's important to share some other insights before I get back to the title of this article. The image above kinda, sorta, reflects what I see regularly online and especially recently as I've been seeing more finger point among non-Catholic Christians toward each other. What's interesting is that ALL well meaning, faithful Christians who love…
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Tell The Story – Let your light so shine before men

I met with a non-Catholic Christian friend this morning and one key thing that came out of the conversation was to TELL THE STORY. As Christians, we are called to tell the story of Jesus. We cannot say, "YES, to GOD" for anyone that we share the story of Christ with. The Holy Spirit has to…
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Lord, to whom shall we (I) go?

John 6:68 "Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life;" That was Peter's answer to Jesus from the verse before in John 6:67 "Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” The words "Lord, to whom shall we go?" have been in…
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St. Michael’s Catholic Church: Murrells Inlet, SC – November 25th, 2018 – “The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe”

[caption id="attachment_5662" align="aligncenter" width="900"] iPhone shots from St. Michael's Catholic Church[/caption] Brenda and I attended St. Michael's Catholic Church in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2018 which is the 34th Sunday in Ordinary time and the Sunday before Advent. It's The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.…
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Baptism – Regeneration, Symbolic, Not At All or What About This Way?

There can ONLY be one TRUTH to proper interpretation of Christian baptism. Christ meant it to be ONE way not several different ways. It often comes down to interpretation of scripture and whether there is an actual authority ( The Church ) to interpret scripture and not just the individual as guided by the Holy…
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Do Catholics Know The Gospel? Is it the correct Gospel?

Many non-Catholic Christians think that Catholics don't know the Gospel. I think part of that comes from the ability to articulate the Gospel like many evangelicals have learned to do and also how evangelicals view salvation. SALVATION ( It's important because the Gospel points to salvation. ): Evangelical response: "I was saved at Bible camp…
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The 5 Solas of The Reformation – Just Christ Alone – Is That OK?

Do you know the 5 solas which are also known as the 5 alone doctrines of the protestant reformation from the 1500's? Grace Alone Faith Alone Christ Alone Scripture Alone Glory To God Alone I found the following online, so I'll go a little deeper before coming back to CHRIST ALONE throughout this article and…
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Time Management: YouTube Commenting Is Not The Best Use Of Time

I'm in my 50's and it appears that I will never stop learning. Even with being selective on commenting, I've still spent hours over the last 30 days making comments on YouTube videos. Here's What I've Learned: 1) As a general rule, it's a huge waste of time. I have had some fruitfulness come of…
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Face-to-Face With A Baptist Friend – We Both Love The Same Jesus

Back in 2009, I met fairly regular with a Christian friend for coffee. We've remained connected on LinkedIn for years. Via LinkedIn messaging, on October 22nd, 2018, he wrote "David, when did you convert to Catholicism?" and I replied back "Started attending Catholic services January 2017. Both Brenda and I became Catholic Easter Vigil 2018"…
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Catholic Apologetics: Lizzie Answers “HOW TO BECOME CATHOLIC: WHAT TO READ & RESEARCH!!”

I'm leaving this article live but please also read: https://www.catholictransformation.com/time-management-youtube-commenting-is-not-the-best-use-of-time/ I currently like using YouTube comments to defend the Catholic faith. It's a great way to practice Catholic Apologetics, but can definitely take a lot of time if you are not careful. I don't know how long I will continue to engage some of these folks,…
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Catholicism: 10 Books Tim Staples Recommended To Me

Tim Staples, of Catholic Answers, recommended 10 books to me that I thought I'd share her for anyone wanting to take a deeper dive into Catholicism: 1. The Essential Catholic Survival Guide (Catholic Answers) 2. Behold Your Mother (Catholic Answers) 3. Answering Atheism (Catholic Answers) 4. Handbook of Catholic Apologetic (by Peter Kreeft and Fr.…
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Catholic Faith Challenged? Knowing When To Engage vs. Walk Away

1 Peter 3:15 "but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence;" There are those who show respect and have a true desire to understand the Catholic…
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Saved – It’s A Misnomer or Is It?

[caption id="attachment_5312" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Yes, Catholics believe that one is SAVED by Grace through faith in Jesus. But it goes far deeper than Luther's view from the 1500's of faith alone.[/caption] According to the dictionary, a misnomer is a wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term. I think the Protestant use of the word…
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5 Months As A Catholic – No Regrets About Converting!

Before I get into this article, I'm going to briefly mention the sexual abuse issues that have recently come back into the media. I think it's appalling that a priest would do such things. I pray for the healing of those abused. I believe that anyone who committed such crimes, although they can be forgiven…
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Emulating Mary’s Love For Christ Should Point Us To Christ

As a former protestant Christian, it seems that Mary was only really brought up around Christmas time during the Christmas narrative. Even then, there was not much emphasis at all placed on Mary, but I think most protestants do not get the true Catholic view of Mary. That would also include some current and former…
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