Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Taking ecumenism a little too far

Doorman-Priest calls himself a "Lutheran," but he promotes a false gospel by claiming that a person who does not believe in Christ but is sincere and "good enough" will be saved.

In this respect, he aligns himself with Roman Catholic doctrine (and others) and contradicts the Word of God (which he dismisses as meaningless, so I doubt he'll feel any consternation about this).

An interesting little tidbit to add to the "good enough gospel," from here:
Another reason that it would be correct to say the Catholic church teaches salvation by works is that it teaches that non-Christians can be saved by works without faith in Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church: Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation (Paragraph 847)).