Category Archives: Roman Catholic & Orthodox

Through the Bible: Matt. 2:1-12, The Magi from Persia

We are going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels, and we are now on Section III, which switches back to Matthew from Luke. The Magis and Their Star After that [the birth of Jesus] the Magi came … Continue reading

Posted in Roman Catholic & Orthodox, Through the Bible | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Protestant vs. Roman Catholic vs. Orthodox: How Does a Christian Find a Church?

I put the following comment on an article at Conciliar Post, a very interesting interfaith, multi-author blog. My comment is not fully thought out, but I did not fix it because it is meant to prompt discussion at Conciliar Post … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Modern Doctrines, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox, Unity | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Growing in Christ in a Maze of Confusion

1. Depart from iniquity 2. Find pure-hearted people 3. Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with them Here are two verses that are critically important in this modern era: “The solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: ‘The Lord … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicals, Holiness, Modern Doctrines, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox, Teachings that must not be lost | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Evolution and Interpreting the Bible

I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. After I got healthy, I had priorities higher than this blog. Only so many things can be done laying in a hospital bed. Blogging is one of them, so I did a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Evolution and Creation, Modern Doctrines, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Roman Catholicism and II

My last post was titled Roman Catholicism and I, so I am naming this sequel “Roman Catholicism and II.” Get it? Funny? No? Okay, well, I couldn’t resist. I’ve never been very good at titles. Anyway, an Orthodox friend of … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Evangelicals, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , ,

Roman Catholicism and I

Sometimes I am very glad for questions sent to me by email. Occcasionally I write an answer, look at it, and say,”That expresses very well what I think. Finally, I got something across the way I wanted to.” Someone emailed … Continue reading

Posted in Early Christianity, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , , ,

More Articles at Paul F Pavao.com

Until I figure out how best to notify my readers of new articles/posts at PaulFPavao.com, I will continue to notify all of you here. The new posts are always found at the What’s New page on my new site. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , ,

Mortal and Venial Sins?

Roman Catholicism distinguishes between mortal sins, which lead to hell, and venial sins, which lead to “temporal punishment.” Is this distinction scriptural? Note: This post is the result of thinking about a recent discussion with “Jon.” He mentioned once that … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Doctrines, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Second Most Important Question Ever

I just began reading Christus Victor last night. In it, author Gustaf Aulén writes, “There are not different theories of the atonement in the Fathers, but only varient expressions of one and the same idea.” I want to argue that … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicals, Modern Doctrines, Protestants, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Eternal Security/Once Saved Always Saved

I like to find a different way to say “Eternal security is not true” than saying “Eternal security is not true.” I only do that because over the years I have discussed this false, dangerous doctrine with so many evangelicals … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicals, Roman Catholic & Orthodox | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments