Dear Dr. Anders,
In accordance with Hebrews 4:12 KJV; 2 Timothy 3:16, 4: 2-4; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; KJV and Titus 1:11, 2:15 KJV the following letter is respectfully submitted.
Sir, I’ve been listening to your EWTN broadcast: ““What is stopping you from becoming Catholic?” formerly or also known as “Called to Communion” for the past few months.
I called in to your live show last month and asked you to provide scripture of “PURGATORY”. You said you would, but never did, but rather began a long theological, philosophical monologue defending the heretical catholic dogma of purgatory. You cleverly attempted to dismantle my stance based on “sola scriptura” as if this meant some strange theological doctrine concocted by errant teaching. You know if you answered my question openly and honestly you would have said, “The word and doctrine of Purgatory is not found in scripture and is therefore not of God because 2 Timothy 3:16 KJV tells us clearly that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine… and since Purgatory is not written in scripture it is NOT of God.” Period! I was not allowed to question your monologue – the same gimmick that all snake oil salesmen through the generations have used. You begin a heavy philosophical cleverly masked diatribe and never allow the listener to question or debate you. In every case you respond to a question by speaking in circles and confuse the listener. It greatly saddens me that so many are led astray by your false teaching.
In researching your background I was surprised to find that you call yourself a former Protestant but not surprised you came to the Catholic faith by way of Calvinism. Please read commentary below I’ve blogged regarding how Calvinism is actually Catholicism repackaged and sold to the Protestants.
Here’s the Link: Heretical Calvinism the Bridge from Protestantism Catholicism
You’ll find you personally were the motivation to this subject of how Calvinism is the Bridge to Catholicism.
I’m sure you or your staff will most likely not respond to my email and discard it. You know you can not defend your Catholic Theology against the word of God. The Catholic Doctrine is nothing more than “philosophy, vain deceit, and after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ.” Colossians 2:8 KJV attests to this truth. You and your followers can not see that if your teaching is NOT written in scripture it is NOT of God. You Sir are the Blind leading the Blind. You can not see the truth because the truth is NOT in you. Please read John 8:42-47 KJV. You will understand that you are as the Pharisees in many ways, too many ways to identify within the scope of this letter.
God has gifted you with a intelligent mind. I am personally impressed by your intellect and oratory skills. However, what does it profit a man to gain the world but lose his soul? I pray your heart be opened to the truth and you flee the Catholic faith and come to Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith. I pray you open your eyes and accept that we are saved by Belief only and NOT by Works. The Gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV and substantiated by Ephesians 2:8,9 KJV. For you to teach anything else is preaching another gospel read and heed Galatians 1:8,9 KJV.
Sir, I would like to challenge you to an open air online debate on your EWTN that allows each of us 5 minutes to speak as follows: Me to Present and Defend the following subjects and you 5 minutes to Respond and Defend the following subjects: Note: this would take 40 minutes total. If this is too long for one radio segment we could do 10 minutes for 4 programs.
THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW MAJOR REASONS THAT KEEP ME FROM BECOMING A CATHOLIC
HOW ARE WE SAVED FROM HELL
PURGATORY IS NOT IN THE BIBLE AND IS NOT REAL
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF BELIEF ALONE BY GRACE ALONE THROUGH FAITH ALONE
WHY WE CAN NOT LOSE OUR SALVATION
If you’d like to debate these subjects openly please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not send me your Catholic Dogma on these subjects. I’m very well aware of what the Catholics believe on these subjects. I want to debate these openly so people can hear the truth on your EWTN program titled: “What keeps you from becoming a Catholic?”