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Romanism: The Relentless Roman Catholic Assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Paperback – May, 1995
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Romanism: The Relentless Roman Catholic Assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ by Robert M. Zins.
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Zins is fairly accurate in his discussion of the key Roman Church doctrines - Penance, Purgatory, the Eucharist, and the Mass. In the chapter on the theology of the Mass, Zins concludes that "as in the case of other dogmas, Rome continues to be a religion in search of biblical proof" - p. 127.
In conclusion, I have seen better books on the subject of Roman Catholicism. Perhaps one that is more fair and accurate is James G. McCarthy's book "The Gospel According to Rome" or James White's book "The Roman Catholic Controversy" available also from amazon.com.
He states in the Introduction to this 1995 book that he is using Karl Keating's book Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by "Bible Christians" as "a convenient backdrop to facilitate our purpose in writing this book." (Keating is president of Catholic Answers, a prominent lay Catholic apologetics organization.)
Here are some quotations from the book:
"We assert just the opposite: without the existence of the Word, there would be no Church." (Pg. 37)
"As we have noted earlier, the only way for the Catholic religion to keep her adherents in the bondage of her theoretical religion is to heap obscurity upon obscurity when it comes to the Scriptures. The more one can be convinced that the Bible is unclear, the better a replacement system can be inaugurated." (Pg. 58)
"It is fair to say that some Protestant denominations practice infant baptism but for entirely different reasons than Rome... There is no eternal salvation begun in Protestant baptized babies. Neither is justification language a part of the Protestant paedo-baptist formula." (Pg. 85)
"We are convinced that Boettner is accurate in his assessment of Romanism." (Speaking of Loraine Boettner's very critical book, Roman Catholicism.)
"We encourage Evangelicals everywhere to repent of their own involvement with Rome. We reject the proposal ... that Rome represents nothing other than a distinctive pattern of discipleship." (Pg. 215)
Dr. Zins opening and closing remarks sum up what you will find in "Romanism" well. If you truly agree with the above remarks, this book will not change your opinion one bit - you've probably heard all of it before. If you truly love the Catholic Faith, this book will not change your mind one bit either. But if you truly want to know what the Catholic Church believes, then you would be far better off spending your money on a copy of the "Catechism of the Catholic Church"! And keep your Bible nearby, because you will be very surprised at how often you will need it to look up quotations and references.