Why is it necessary to “preach” to the Roman Catholics in Peru? The Roman Catholics are Christian already.
Now truthfully, the Peruvian Catholic church is in the midst of struggle anyway, and it looks like Pope Benedict is on it!
Anyway here was the reply our reader received.
Roman Catholics believe in the same Jesus Christ and the same heavenly
Father that we do, but there is one great difference, and that is how you
get to saved and go to Heaven.
The Bible teaches it is not by works of righteousness which we have done but
by His mercy He hath saved us. Titus 3:5 and yet they teach there are seven
sacraments (good Works)that each person has to do in order to get into
heaven. But even after a person does those seven works there is still no
guarantee that he or she will get out of purgatory and go to heaven.
The Bible teaches that it is by Faith that we are saved.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
and Jn. 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
It is recognizing that we as sinners can do nothing to get ourselves into
heaven, but to trust what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross by dying in
2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that
we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
If you make good works the basis for going to heaven then people who can't
do those good works have to go to hell, and Jesus came and died for nothing,
but if God makes it by Faith anyone can place their faith in Christ and
trust His good works and atoning blood. Then they can do the good works that
God puts in their heart.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto
good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
I hope this helps you understand why we also have missionaries to the Roman
Bro O'Daniel was very kind, but he also has many of the same misperceptions and misinformation that Candy has. We'll hit those next week.