Toward the end of the twentieth century, Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders met frequently to discuss the similarities and the differences between the two groups. In 1994, a significant document, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Christian Commission in the Third Millennium,” was released.
In 1997 a document was released by some of the same participants, called “The Gift of Salvation.” This attempted to address commonalities on this issue. However, these documents have greatly overstated the agreements between these two systems of belief. Unfortunately, important areas of disagreement were neglected and some portions of the documents lacked in clarity.
Biblical Christianity Compared with Roman Catholicism
As we place classic Roman Catholic teachings alongside those of biblical Christianity, we find the following:
Revelation 16:13-16: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.