Small Town Theologian with Jonathan Shirk

Hosted ByJonathan Shirk

Allowing the Biblical truths of the Heidelberg Catechism to shape our theology and Christian living.

STT 085 – Are Protestants & Romanists Together (HC LD 30, QA 80-82)?

Unity is amazing, and we should strive for it and enjoy it. However, there can be no true unity where there are irreconcilable differences about the gospel. Are Protestants and Romanists (Roman Catholics) together? Do we have unity in Christ? We should not forget why the Reformation happened and that there still exist irreconcilable differences. One of those differences is the Lord’s Supper versus the papal mass.

To learn more about the sacraments and how to benefit from them, check out these GREAT resources: Heidelberg Catechism 65-82; Westminster Shorter Catechism 88-97 and Westminster Larger Catechism 161-177; Belgic Confession articles 33-35. Also, you may be interested in The Book of Praise: Anglo Genevan Psalter from the Canadian Reformed Church. Perhaps this will interest you for family worship.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR FAMILY WORSHIP: (1) What do Reformed Christians believe happens in the Lord’s Supper? (2) What do Romanists believe happens in the papal mass? (3) Can there be true unity where there is a fundamental disagreement on the gospel? (4) What must be agreed upon to have true unity in the church?