It has become quite trendy today in some evangelical circles to cozy up to the catholic church and its teachings. Earlier in church history it was not uncommon for pastors to speak out and teach and preach against the false teaching of RCism. If you do a little research you will find that it is evangelicals that have changed not the RCC. In the signing of the Vatican II the Pope still endorsed the Council of Trent which was drawn up during the days of Luther in order to fight against the Reformation. The RCC still believes in works as apart of Salvation. They still pray to Mary They still believe in purgatory, the indulgences,the praying to dead saints, the church plus the Bible has authority, the Pope at times can speak infallibly. I could go on. In these times where evangelicals have been duped into thinking we need to show the world what we are for instead of against we are in turn doing our parishners a disservice. They don't know the pitfalls and false teachings because nobody is teaching them. I personally believe this fad of teaching heavy onf felt needs and lite on doctrine has lulled or is lulling more people into believing a more inclusive type of belief system instead of the exclusive message of the Bible. I conclude that the RCC is one of if not the biggest heretical cults that has ever been brought before the eyes of man. Its power, longevity and it's superb yet suttle distortion of the "true Gospel" is what makes me draw this conclusion. Can a person be a saved Catholic? I suppose there are saved catholics. Yet that doesn't make the RCC church doctrine non heretical. It just means that person got saved in spite of RCC teachings. Roman Catholic Doctrine will lead one to hell not heaven. It's belief system has the ear marks of false teaching that is mentioned throughout the Scriptures. Are catholics moral? Sure. Being moral doesn't get you to heaven. It might make you a better catholic but that is it. I'm afraid in our battle to maintain our christian heritage in this country we have became less vocal as baptists, evangelicals in speaking out against RCC. I mean if we did that we couldn't work together to fight the immoral social ills of our day. I'm simply saying working together for a good cause is no excuse not to point out the heresy of the false teachings of RCC. It seems to me that these days the only people who speak up boldly and adamently against the RCC are the dear folk who have been saved out of its clutches. I believe RCC teaches a false Gospel that is going to continue to send people to hell. Let us remember that alot of the Reformers were burned at the stake for speaking out against the RCC. Their doctrine hasn't changed for centuries. The RCC has learned to become ecumenical itself only to one day bring us protestants and baptists back into the true church. I want to hear some thoughts on your views concerning RCC doctrine. Is it heretical? If you led a person to Christ would you disciple them to come out of the RCC? On the foreign field should baptists proselyte Catholics. I think so. What say you? I think tactfulness is always in order don't think I'm being ignorant in my approach. Yet we should speak out fiercely against this false teaching.