The Bible clearly states that we must teach the scriptures to our children. We must also teach them the relevance of knowing good doctrine. One mark of spiritual maturity is having the ability to:
“...By sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.” Titus 1:9
“...Repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” Hebrews 6:1-3
And then onto meat which represents the ability to:
“Discern both good and evil” Hebrews 5:14
The reality is that we are in a spiritual battle and our homes need to be an armoury that trains and equips our children.
Learning how to answer Roman Catholicism will increase one’s understanding of the true Gospel and also equip your children to lovingly correct those who are in error and rebellion towards God.
So here are 3 simple arguments you can teach your children that can encourage Roman Catholics to embrace the true Gospel:
1. Christians Should Read God’s Word
Many Roman Catholics would claim an allegiance to Christ however they do not habitually read God’s Word. Jesus plainly says that those who are His disciples would read, know and apply the truth of His Word to their lives.
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32
Simply quote this scripture and encourage a Roman Catholic to read the Bible. The hope is that through reading the Word of God they would see massive problems between the scriptures and the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.
2. Debts Can’t Be Placed On God
Imagine if I were to cut your front lawn and we agreed on a price. By doing this work I would be placing a debt on you for doing this work. You would have a legal and moral obligation to pay me for my work.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches the work of Christ on the cross infuses the believer with righteousness that then needs to be maintained through works like going to Mass, saying the Rosary, giving to charity, etc. Through this belief, one is essentially putting a debt onto God whereby God is obligated to grant salvation.
This is obviously contradicted by scripture as Abraham was justified by faith, and righteousness was then imputed apart from works instead of infused and maintained by works. See Romans 4:1-8.
The second reason that it is impossible to place a debt onto God is because He already owns everything. God speaks to Job from the whirlwind in this manner:
“Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine.” Job 41:11
3. Good Works AreThe Result Of True Faith
Does this mean that good works are not important? No. Ephesians 2:8-10 clearly states that Christians are saved to do good works, however, we are not saved by them.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10
Stress the importance of good works as the sign of genuine conversion to a Roman Catholic and emphasis that if salvation was earned through works then one could boast, and therefore this scripture would fall apart.
The Best Way To Teach This To Your Kids
Now that you know how to address some of the biggest problems with the Roman Catholic religion from scripture, you now need to help your children memorise these scriptures and learn them so that they can have a constructive conversation with a Roman Catholic.
Learning the Bible should be fun! The Armoury Bible Game is a card game you can use to teach the Bible in your home within an epic RPG world! Your children will learn through repetition and interaction that will bring them in-game rewards to battle monsters!
Download our FREE Roman Catholicism Game Master Pack that will help you teach these three arguments using The Armoury Bible Game and see a playthrough of the game using this pack here.
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