Catholic Answers' senior apologist
James Akin clears up The Salvation Controversy once and for all . . .
Perhaps nothing splits apart Catholics and
Protestants like the topic of salvation. The arguments rage over how we're saved . . .
when we're saved . . . and whether we can be assured of salvation. And Protestants fight
among themselves as much as they fight with Catholics.
No one understands the
various arguments better than Catholic Answers' senior apologist James Akina former
Protestant himself. For the last 15 years, Akin has studied the issue of salvation, taking
into account Church teachings and the various Protestant interpretations, while focusing
primarily on Scripture.
And now he's taken his
findings and put them into a noteworthy new book, The Salvation Controversy. Akin
brings new light to the discussion of salvation, by helping you understand . . .
- What the Church really teaches about
salvationand how those teachings are supported by Scripture.
- The various Protestant
positionsand why they're based on tragic misinterpretations of Scripture.
- The many unappreciated areas of common
ground we share with Protestants.
- Why Catholic apologists must approach
the topic of salvation with charity, tact, and an understanding of where Protestants are
Once you're finished
reading The Salvation Controversy you'll be prepared to discuss salvation with
non-Catholics. And you'll know exactly where to turn in sacred Scripture to support the
Here's just some of what
- The 3 dimensions of salvation. There's
more to it than being saved or not saved. What most Protestants and Catholics don't
- The 2 types of salvationtemporal
and eternaland why it's so important to make a distinction between the two.
- A direct quotation from Paul that will
get you denounced as a heretic in most Protestant circles. But then show them the chapter
and the verse.
- The real purpose of fasting. It's
probably not what you think.
- What the church really teaches about
indulgences. Most Protestants and even most Catholics don't even come close to getting it
- 7 biblical principles behind
indulgences and the Scripture references to back them up.
- Common misconceptions and
misunderstandings about purgatory.
- Faith vs. works. What the Bible really
- The basis for the Protestant belief in
sola fide and why it's based on a tragic misinterpretation.
- The only place "by faith
alone" appears in Scriptureand this is explicitly rejected!
- Can a Catholic believe in
predestination? The surprising answer.
- Common Catholic misconceptions about
Calvinism and predestination. How they hinder efforts to convert Calvinists.
- A complete glossary to the key terms
related to salvation.
If you want to
understand both the Catholic and Protestant position on salvationand be equipped to
defend the Church's teachingsthere's no better guide than The Salvation
Controversy. It's a complete guide to salvation that no Catholic should be without.
Get your copy today.