Concordia Theological Monthly

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dogma, rome, assumption of mary, roman catholic, doctrine, protestants

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Many Americans view with alarm the increasing pressure which Rome is exerting on American political life. It is of course, no secret that by means of a carefully designed program of lay indoctrination the Roman hierarchy is attempting to direct the ideologies not only of its own members but also of those outside its own communion. Leading Protestants have charged that Rome has definite political aspirations, and serious tensions have arisen between Protestants and Romanists as a result of conflicting political and social ideologies. However, we are dismayed when leading Protestants direct their attacks against Rome exclusively on the ground that Rome may become or already is a menace to our American democratic ideals. The gulf which separates evangelical Christianity and Romanism is much wider. It is theological, religious.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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2 Thessalonians 2:4; John 21:25; Genesis 3:15;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars