Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on March 30, 2020
4:00 – A Timeless History of the Church
The Catholic Church has impacted history like no other institution. For more than 2000 years it has influenced politics and culture and seen the rise and fall of empires. Steve Weidenkopf has watched and he joins us for a journey looking at the timeless history of the Church and how lessons from the past influence us as we try to orient to the world today.
5:00 – What do Catholics (and Protestants) believe about Justification?
The question of Justification is one of the key dividers between Catholics and Protestants. In the Protestant viewpoint, God is a merciful judge before whom the sinner stands guilty. The judge declares the sinner, “Not guilty.” Although there’s no inward change in the person, the great gift of no more condemnation is received by faith. While Catholics don’t deny that there’s a forensic nature to justification, they believe that there’s a more profound change that occurs in justification than just going from guilty to not guilty. We take a closer look with Steve Wood.