Instrumental in Lizzie Reezay’s decision to enter into full communion with the Church was becoming historically conscious of the early Church and her members: the Christians of the first few centuries. She discovered that the first Christians were indeed Catholic.
This brief video explains why the Spirit-guided nature of the Church is important—essential, in fact—for accepting the Bible as the inspired word of God.
Where does grace come from? Is it a free gift? Or do Catholics believe, as the accusation often goes, that we merit or earn grace through good works?
Many non-Catholic Christians today incorrectly believe sacraments to be nothing more than symbols which prompt us to turn our attention in faith toward God, as a sign might remind us of something we should do or a particular path we should take.
Sometimes people fail to understand how deeply affected they are by theological errors of the past. Historical theology and a clear historical consciousness help us to see how mistakes made in the past unwittingly influence Christians in the present.