In response to the ever-valuable resource of Catholic apologetics, Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Robert M Zins has written *Romanism: The Relentless Roman Catholic Assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. *I was directed to this book by a protestant, with whom I am in discussions with about the propitiatory nature of the mass, who said that it completely refutes Keatings book. Out of curiosity, I purchased it and just received it today. Man, this thing is full of everything that has been disproven here. One example, from the chapter titled “Scripture Over the Church”: “Christians believe that the Bible established the Church and the Church exists to obey the Lord through an obedience to His Word found in the Bible. The Bible sits over the Church to protect the Church from the error to which all men are disposed in their reasoning.”
How the heck can anyone believe that logically when, as Henry Graham says in Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church, “The Bible was not printed in any language at all till about 1,500 years after the birth of Christ,” and when the creation of the Church is found in scripture? Furthermore, where is Zins’s biblical support for this claim? Is it found in the passages of the New Testament which Keating and other Catholics have already addressed?
If I open this book to numerous misrepresentations of the Catholic doctrine, how am I to take seriously anything it says? It would be great if someone on these forums could attempt to justify this book to me.