Today, we are living in a time when the real distinction between Pauline Christianity and Roman Catholicism amounts to nothing in the minds of most people.

Except for prejudice and sentiment there remains very little in the wall of separation.

The vast majority of denominational ‘Christians’ and Roman Catholics do not know what the real difference is between the two doctrines.

In fact, the vast majority of denominational ‘Christians’ are Roman Catholic in their religious outlook without knowing it.

Church historians say “Either you have a Pauline Christian relation to God or you have the Roman Catholic one … but you cannot have both … you cannot make a compromise.”

Denominational ‘Christianity’, for many years now, has been waltzing around on the dance floor with Rome … yes Dear Reader … a couple looking for unity.

In fact, the vast majority of denominational ‘Christians’ affirm that the central doctrine of justification by faith alone, is no longer a barrier to prevent union with Rome.

But Luther stated many times, that if this article of justification is lost … everything is lost!

The following were, and will always be, Paul’s four pillars of justification by faith alone, and illustrate why no compromise is ever possible between the two streams of doctrine.

1. Sola gratia
God’s saving activity outside of us in the person of Jesus Christ is the sole ground of our salvation.

2. Solo Christo
Christ’s doing and dying on our behalf is the sole basis of our acceptance and continued fellowship with God.

3. Sola fide
The Holy Spirit’s gift of faith through the hearing of this objective, historical gospel is the sole means whereby Christ’s substitutionary life and death are imputed to us for justification unto life eternal. He who is thus justified by faith by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31), will glory only in Christ’s cross, and make God’s saving work in Christ the central affirmation of his Christian witness. Though he will be careful to obey God and please him in all things, he will continue to repent rather than glory in the feeble attainments of his own Spirit filled life.

4. Sola Scriptura
The King James Bible
, and The King James Bible only, is the Christian’s only objective and only infallible rule of faith and practice, alone and sufficient, to be established in the present truth as stated by Paul, being the chief of all apostles, and born out of due time (1 Corinthians 15:8)

Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.” (2 Peter 1:12)

Harley Hitchcock

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