This is such a good summary. As a former Catholic, I want as many as possible to read this.
Evangelical churches have their ministers and Roman Catholicism has its priests. But aren’t they the same thing, just with different titles?
Evangelical ministers are called to preach the Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone and to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” – Ephesians 4:12. Evangelical pastors are to preach and teach God’s Word and to shepherd the Lord’s flock and be examples of the Lord’s love and faithfulness. Scripture says we’re to respect and submit to our pastors in the Lord but we’re certainly not to put them up on pedestals in the place of Jesus Christ. They’re just sinners saved by grace just like the other believers in the congregation.
Catholic priests on the other hand are ordained by the church hierarchy to administer the sacraments that Catholics believe are required for salvation…
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