FROM THE HEART – Timothy F. Kauffman’s testimony

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Timothy Kauffman is a former Roman Catholic who is now working so that others may know the truth about Catholicism and be given an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Here is his testimony. It was the initial post on his blog, Out of His Mouth.

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FROM THE HEART

February 3, 2014

I became a believer in 1990, and because I was saved out of Roman Catholicism, and into Christianity, I just assumed all of my fellow Protestants understood why Roman Catholicism was out of accord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that will offend some people, but let’s be honest. The debate over the true church took place 500 years ago, and both sides—Protestant and Roman Catholic—concluded that the other side was in error. There have been many failed attempts since then to gloss over the differences, but those attempts always fail because one side believes in justification by faith + works, and the other believes in justification by faith alone. The two positions are irreconcilable…

Finish reading this here.

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Former Catholic priests and nuns come to faith in Jesus Christ

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The testimonies of former Catholics who have come to faith in Jesus Christ encourage me, especially Catholics who tried to give themselves to God totally in the religious life, and to find forgiveness for themselves and others by living a life of self-denial and intercessory prayer. I have known many sisters who were devoted to God in this way, but He did not ask this of them.  

Priests and nuns, and Catholics in general, are almost always relying upon the Church to save them rather than relying upon Jesus Christ. The Church is their Mediator with the Father, not Jesus. And, too, Mary is said to be the Mediator of all graces. So they have both the Church and Mary (and the saints) between them and God. But many nuns and priests do leave the Church and find life, forgiveness, and freedom in knowing Christ as their Saviour. Someday He will destroy the system that tries to stand in His place, getting in the way and bringing confusion, grief, death, and eternal loss. 

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Jeremiah 2:13

13 For my people have committed two evils;
they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters,
and hewed them out cisterns,
broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

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