The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.--Ecclesiastes 1:9
Those who read on other message boards where Bible-believing Christians engage Catholic apologists in doctrinal discussions may have noticed a peculiar characteristic of virtually all those who would stand for Rome. It is just about impossible to pin them down on anything they may write. Like 'Mother Church," champions of the Catholic religion tend to be very slippery indeed when exchanges focus on matters of Catholic doctrine. This can be frustrating to the Christian apologist, but it's nothing new.
Puritan preacher and theologian John Owen commented on the slippery nature of some apologists in these scathing words:
Wow! Old John's words, written three-and-a-half centuries ago, certainly do describe a number of Romish apologists I have tangled with over the years.
Be encouraged. The frustration you may experience when dealing with Catholic apologists is nothing new. Christians have been putting up with false teachers and false prophets for a very long time and those who serve Satan haven't won yet.
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