Let There Be No Divisions Among You

Why All Christians Should be Catholic

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With clear, compelling logic bolstered by countless Scriptural confirmations, Fr. John MacLaughlin here considers the oft-heard claim that it doesn't matter what Christian denomination you join, so long as you're sincere.

Formally known as indifferentism, this view has in recent centuries taken deep root among Christians. Indeed, indifferentism is the enemy not only of Protestantism and Catholicism, but of Christ Himself, who revealed to His apostles scores of truths about Himself and the way of salvation, never encouraging them to pick and choose among those truths.

Not only then, argues Fr. MacLaughlin, is one Christian denomination not as good as another, but embracing the wrong one can lead a good-hearted soul into utter unbelief, jeopardizing his salvation.

For this reason, Fr. MacLaughlin devotes the second half of this immensely popular book to delineating for readers the two fundamental characteristics that will ever and always be found in the one Church that Christ founded and to which he intends all men and women to belong.

Among the things you will learn here:

  • How indifferentism threatens your salvation
  • Where Christ forbids preaching some doctrines while ignoring others
  • The two marks the of the true Church delineated by Christ Himself
  • Denominational lethargy: how sticking with the Faith you were born into can violate the First Commandment . . . and risk your salvation
  • Decrees of the Council of Jerusalem (ca. 50 A.D.): proof that the apostles themselves denied that one Christian faith is as good as another
  • How consideration of indifferentism draws inquirers to the true church
  • How the profusion of Protestant sects reveals the need for a final authority
  • The universality of the True Church: lt existed already at Pentecost, before the Church spread beyond Jerusalem (and one Church has that very same universality today)
  • The religion revealed by Christ: In its essentials, it's clear, definite, unchanging. Is yours?
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  • Pages: 192
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622823-710
  • Product Code: 3710
  • Availability: In Stock
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Excellent defense
Excellent book. The author gives an excellent defense of the Roman Catholic Church as the one true Church of Christ. Although it was written in the 19th century, it's message is timeless. I would recommend it to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Especially those who have doubts about the Church.
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Even more relevant today!
Although this great treatise was published over 100 years ago, it is so relevant for today's Christian. Especially, in the Western World where today anyone can claim to be a Christian by just living a good life and can call any building with a few people in it a Church. As a former protestant of 65 years, I feel so blessed to be in the fullness of God's true Church and this book confirms it.
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Worth its weight in gold
It would be shortsighted to assume this book is directed at and only at Protestants. Any of us can be guilty of thinking our religious convictions may be selected as if they were items on a buffet, there for our choosing. Don't be mistaken into thinking this will be tedious to read or difficult to understand, it is not. Beautifully written in uncomplicated prose, it is clear as a bell in message. Of all the things I've read in the last five years, this is one of my FAVORITES because it has made me think about some simple facts of the history of the Church in a way I might never have seen them. When you get to the end, you'll want to turn to page one and start it all over again. It is that wonderful.
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Well organized and well written. Every Catholic and Protestant should read it.
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