Mike Gendron is a Dallas-based evangelist who was a devout Roman Catholic for 34 years. God opened his eyes to biblical truth and he has spent his life since that time showing the disparities between official Roman Catholic doctrine and the truth of God's Word. Here, over 26 chapters, the author examines the issues of ultimate authority, the efficacy of Christ's sacrifice, the role of Mary, tradition versus Scripture, the mass, purgatory, and several other key teachings. There is also a lengthy chapter where he answers questions and comments that have come to him over the years.
If you have friends or relatives who are Roman Catholics, or who may be considering joining the Roman church, this would be a good resource to help them examine themselves and the teachings of that church. Of this book John MacArthur said: "Carefully and convincingly, this helpful book demonstrates that the 'gospel' taught in Roman Catholicism is not the true gospel found in the Bible. I heartily recommend Mike Gendron's book."
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Work out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling
1. The Most Trustworthy Authority
2. Knowledge of the Truth
3. Salvation Proclaimed in the Gospel
4. Forgiveness of Sin
5. The Sacrifice of Jesus
6. The Righteousness of God
7. What Must I Do To Be Saved
8. The Assurance of Eternal Life
Part 2: A Study of Contrasts
9. Religion vs. Relationship
10. God’s Truth vs. Satan’s Lies
11. The Catholic Mary vs. The Biblical Mary
12. Catholic Traditions vs. God’s Word
13. A Catholic vs. A Christian
14. The Apostolic vs. The Apostate Church
15. The Sacrifice of the Mass: Blessing or Bondage?
16. Eucharistic Adoration: Worship or Idolatry?
17. Purgatory: Purifying Fire or Fatal Fable
Part 3: An Eternity With Christ
18. Examine Yourself, Are You in the Faith?
19. No One Can Merit God’s Grace
20. We Must Get the Gospel Right
21. The Greatest News Ever Told
Part 4: Equipping the Saints
22. Hard Questions for Good Catholics
23. Are You Prepared to Meet the Lord Jesus Christ?
24. Answers to Questions from Catholics
Appendix 1: A Testimony of God’s Amazing Grace in the Life of Mike Gendron
Appendix 2: Additional Resources for Proclaiming the Gospel