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by William David Webster

  • ISBN: 0851517102
  • Author: William David Webster
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 244
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth; New edition edition (November 1, 1997)
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  • Category: History
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William Webster has done the church a blessed service by providing us with what the early church fathers truly believed

William Webster has done the church a blessed service by providing us with what the early church fathers truly believed. He takes us through the bar of church history and shows us that the claims of the RCC concerning Sola Scriptura & tradition, the canon, the papacy, the "rock" of Matthew 16, Marion dogmas, the sacramental system, the Eucharist, and faith and justification go completely against what the early church fathers believed. Webster shows us how the RCC claim that their doctrine and tradition is based on the "unanimous consent" of the early church fathers has.

Webster certainly puts the Church of Rome to the Bar of History and finds it lacking in that court. The book is well organized, fully documenting the claims of the Roman Church as derived from official source documents and depicting the shortcomings of those claims from both historical sources and Scriptural interpretations as given by the early church fathers. Webster was well educated in the Catholic Church, attended parochial schools until a teenagers, and then a Benedictine monastery throughout high school years.

But, asks William Webster, is this true? And he answers the question not by debating texts of Scripture but by a straight appeal to the very area where the Church of Rome believes her case is strongest, the facts of history

But, asks William Webster, is this true? And he answers the question not by debating texts of Scripture but by a straight appeal to the very area where the Church of Rome believes her case is strongest, the facts of history. He shows that much which Roman Catholicism now claims as part of her changeless creed was both unknown to the Church Fathers of the early centuries and directly contrary to what they did teach.

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Webster concludes with seven appendix that covers various Roman Catholic teachings and what official Catholic theologians have said on the subjects. Overall if you are like myself and unfamiliar with Roman Catholic teachings, this book is quite helpful as an introduction while pointing the reader to the steadfastness of biblical truth. 4 people found this helpful.

Focusing on major issues and in a non-polemical way, William Webster raises questions about doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church that current Catholics claim as part of a changeless creed, but which were not held by predecessors. ENG. Number of Pages.

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William Webster's "The Church Of Rome at the Bar Of History" is an excellent introduction to the issues which separate the Roman Catholic Church from Biblical Christianity

William Webster's "The Church Of Rome at the Bar Of History" is an excellent introduction to the issues which separate the Roman Catholic Church from Biblical Christianity Each chapter contains numerous quotations from historic sources, and the appendices contain further source material on these subjects. After reading this book, if this subject matter interests you, I would recommend James White's "The Roman Catholic Controversy" and William Webster and David T. King's three volume work on the subject of sola scriptura, "Holy Scripture: The Ground and Pillar of Our Faith.

He has given me a book written by William David Webster entitled The Church of Rome at the Bar of History, which you may or may not be familiar with. I have not read it yet; supposedly, however, the book in its entirety gives quotes from the Fathers which are contrary to contemporary Catholic teachings on all the major issues, . justification, Eucharist, etc. The other questions I wanted to resolve was regarding the fact that, according to my friend, Scripture records Peter as leading others astray from the true doctrine.

Church of Rome at the Bar of History. William David Webster (Author). 244 Pages - 11/01/1997 (Publication Date) - Banner of Truth (Publisher). James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor and an accomplished debater.

Focusing on major issues and in a non-polemical way, William Webster raises questions about doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church that current Catholics claim as part of a changeless creed, but which were not held by predecessors.
Comments (7)

Efmprof
The Roman church claims that it teaches was has always been taught and believed by all people at all times. The historical records actually demonstrate that the church fathers explicitly oppose many of the teachings of the modern day Roman church. Writings from the fathers and not taken out of context of misused. They clearly show the Roman church of today is not the Church of the first few centuries... Excellent resource.
Humin
An absolutely devastating critique about the Roman Catholic Institution. The RC church hierarchy claims that what it believes and teaches is in accordance with the unanimous consent of the Church Fathers yet this book shows that this is clearly a fantasy and that the "Church Fathers" very often disagreed with each other over just about everything. Even the popes disagreed with other popes and at times they disagreed with church councils and the church councils disagreed with them!
Nalmezar
It was exactly what I wanted, according to the description.
Kage
Excelente libro!
Tygrarad
Great info,
Orevise
As another reviewer mentioned, this book uses the material by the church fathers to show that they were neither Catholic nor Protestant, but something in between. It is a survey of the issues that divide Catholic and Protestant theologians, showing the diversity in their belief. They certainly did not hold to the rigid dogmas of the modern Catechism.

Along with this book, I recommend Reasoning From the Scriptures With Catholics for a biblical critique, and The Roman Catholic Controversy for a more general critique.
Andromajurus
There is a great deal of information in this book, but on some subjects not enough. Granted it would take a separate book on each subject to really address the issue, but a little more information would have been nice. One area I would have liked to have more information was on the beginnings and development of the priesthood, the meaning of "alter Christus," and how they all congeal in the Mass and Eucharist, etc. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the Roman Catholic Church. I would also recommend Mr. Webster's three volume series, Holy Scriptures: The Ground and Pillar of Our Faith. He details how the early chruch fathers relied on Scriptures, and not an oral tradition separate and distinct from Scriptures, as means for establishing doctrine.
I believe this to be a 5-star book, but I am concerned about who reads it. I can't imagine any Catholic reading this book and believing the material; unless you're a Catholic who is genuinely questioning the authority of your church this will only get your hackles up. Protestants who are strong in their faith don't need historical evidence to be convinced of their beliefs, so I am afraid that this book will only serve to poison your spirit against Catholic brothers and sisters.
To those very close to a Catholic: this book is immensely helpful in deciding what to believe. You are bomabarded constantly with Catholic claims to "catholicity"; that is, that Christ instituted only one church (naturally, the RCC) and that all Christians everywhere and for all time have believed exactly what the RCC says. Along the same lines, Reformation beliefs are johnny-come-lately's and that Protestants should return to the "real" church. This is the most difficult argument of Catholics to wrestle with, because Bible verses can be interpreted differently as can fruits of the Spirit but history is a fact.
Well, Webster blows the "catholic" argument out of the water. He has an easy job, because he doesn't have to show that Church Fathers would have been Protestant, merely that some beliefs of each father go against modern Catholicism. By quoting historical documents (which are extensively referenced), he shows that the early Church contained a mix of "Catholic" and "Protestant" beliefs (at best) or were entirely opposed to an idea like a papacy at the beginning. He admits that the doctrine of the Eucharist is the best supported historically, but even so, some authoritative writers explicitly supported views more like Calvin's on the topic.
I would say, then, that Webster succeeds in using his book to show that Reformation beliefs had support in the early Church and that the RCC is unjustified in dismissing Protestant beliefs as going against history, and that even some of its own beliefs contradict the statements of those it uses for support. Even if it does not convince, for whatever reason, a single Catholic, I am convinced that I should not be swayed by any claims of the RCC to sole ownership of history.

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