Sharing the Good News with Roman Catholic Friends outlines the biblical doctrine of salvation and indicates how this message can and should be communicated with persons in the Roman Catholic tradition. The primary audiences are Evangelical Christians who desire to share the Gospel with Roman Catholics, evangelical Christians who are former Roman Catholics, and nominal Roman Catholics who have not experienced the personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The authors point to Jesus Christ who alone is the source of eternal life.
This book examines issues that relate to an understanding of the biblical doctrine of salvation, the spirit in which believers should communicate this message, and the most appropriate methods for leading people to a personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ. This writing seeks to help several groups of people:
First, evangelical Christians who desire to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with Roman Catholic relatives and friends. Using Roman Catholic sources, we acquaint the reader with teachings of the Roman Catholic Church about the doctrine of salvation and demonstrate how God’s Word can be most effectively communicated.
Secondly, we offer help for those evangelical Christians who are former Roman Catholics. People in this group often mistakenly think that if they can only convince their Roman Catholic friends that they are wrong in everything they believe about salvation, their friends will automatically become receptive to the gospel message. In the zeal of their new-found faith, former Roman Catholics at times witness in a spirit of condemnation, anger, and impatience. We share proven approaches they can use to witness to their loved ones in a spirit of love and wisdom.
Third, nominal Christians among Roman Catholics who have not had a personal experience of salvation in Jesus Christ and are sincerely seeking to know the truth about their eternal destiny. With them we respectfully explore the question: “If what you are counting on to give you peace with God here on earth and eternity with God is not what the Bible teaches, would you want to know it?”
Sharing the Good News with Our Roman Catholic Friends provides a comprehensive guide for evangelism among Roman Catholics and other peoples as well.