- 1. Why is Apocrypha rejected by the protestant but accepted by the Catholic? – Apocryphal/Deutero-canonical Books were rejected because they did not pass the criteria for canonization. The Roman Catholic inserted them quite late in history, only during the counter-reformation when they added these books, primarily to defend the teaching of purgatory.
- 2. Why is there no such thing as a purgatory in the protestant but there is in the Catholic? – There is no purgatory in the Bible. The Bible clearly says that Salvation is by grace through faith alone.
- Why is salvation only for some and not for all the people? – It is all for God’s glory. God purposed all His decree to glorify Him. (ex. What will happen if all things are good? Will you differentiate the rewards through the grace of God? ) Why? Only He knows why. His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than our thoughts. We only know what was revealed to us in the Bible.
- When we sin then we suddenly die and we have not repented from our sin do we go to Heaven or Hell? – Considering that you are “Born-Again”, your sins are already forgiven so you will go to heaven even if you failed to repent. True repentance is in the heart not in the words you say. Now, if you are not “Born Again”, repentance without a savior is useless. Anything you do without Christ is in vain.
- What is the difference between a pastor and a priest? – Pastors (Pastor = to shepherd, leading the sheep) are modern prophets, leading people of God to God through the explanation of His Word. A priest is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which may also apply to such persons collectively. Roman Catholic reserve this term for a position while Protestants considers all believers to be priests, Priesthood of all believers.