Posts by Anthony Pezzotta

Purgatory and Vicarious Suffering: Salvation, Part 5

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowSalvation, Part 5Purgatory and Vicarious SufferingBy Anthony Pezzotta We have already proved how the doctrine of purgatory, apparently considered a not-so-important teaching by Catholics and many Protestants, is a practical denial of salvation by faith and of the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice. Far from being a minor doctrine, it…

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Baptismal Regeneration: Salvation, Part 4

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowSalvation, Part 4Baptismal RegenerationBy Anthony Pezzotta Baptism for Roman Catholics is, as we saw in the previous sections, the means through which a person is born again. It is, therefore, necessary for salvation. Catechism defines baptism as “the true sacrament of the dead,” for only unregenerate people, who are…

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Spiritual Life: Salvation, Part 3

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowSalvation, Part 3Spiritual LifeBy Anthony Pezzotta In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless be is born again.” (John 3:3) In the Philippines in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, many Roman Catholic priests taught that Jesus did not teach…

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The Truth About Salvation in Holy Scriptures: Salvation, Part 1

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowSalvation, Part 1The Truth About Salvation In Holy ScripturesBy Anthony Pezzotta Introduction In this book we will consider what the Bible teaches about salvation – how a person receives forgiveness of sins, is put right with God, and is given eternal life. We will compare the teachings of God’s…

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The Development of Catholic Doctrines: Authority, Part 3

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowAuthority, Part 3The Development of Catholic DoctrinesBy Anthony Pezzotta Most Roman Catholics, especially those who never question the teachings of their Church, assume that all basic doctrines and practices date back to the teachings of Jesus and the time of the apostles. For the sake of truth, here are…

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The Word of Truth: Authority, Part 2

What Every Roman Catholic Needs to KnowAuthority, Part 2The Word Of TruthBy Anthony Pezzotta Three years before I became a priest, I picked up an Anglican catechism and read the commandments of God. I read the fifth commandment. It said, “Honor your father and your mother.” I thought, “No, that is the fourth.” In my…

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Should I Leave My Church?

AN ANSWER FROM GOD’S WORD TO A PRACTICAL QUESTIONBy Tony Pezzotta Rev. Tony Pezzotta, a former Roman Catholic priest, is a career-missionary with the Conservative Baptist Foreign Missions Society (CBFMS). At present he is teaching at Asian Theological Seminary in Quezon City. Question: I am a Roman Catholic, but recently in a home Bible study…

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I Found Everything When I Found Christ!

Born in northern Italy, Anthony Pezzotta’s ambition was of becoming a missionary priest. He entered a Roman Catholic seminary at the age of eleven to fulfill that goal. After eleven years of study he was awarded a B.A. degree in Greek and Philosophy. Studies for a Master’s degree in Theology took him to England, Germany,…

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