Caution: I am fairly new, signed up but not yet attended a RCIA / RCIC class. Sid Roth is great in my opinion. At least he is trying to reach Jews with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Somebody has read a few too many Jack Chick tracts. Your heretic is saying Ra instead of Isis, Horus and Seb. No difference and same logic. Here is what I concluded after researching myself:
I am not an educated theologian or Bible Scholar. I decided not to rely on sectarian interpretations of Bible passages that seem to some degree to be ambiguous because they are disagreed upon by men of faith. I must rely on God’s mercy when it comes to deciding controversial topics - because I can easily be wrong. In doing my research, I only counted on Bible scriptures that are plain and not controversial. And I decide to count on external evidence such as how I see other people live their lives. The scriptural backing for my method of determination is John 7:15-20. The context of John 7:15-20 is set up in John 7:13-14. I’m paraphrasing: The correct way that leads to life is narrow. Those who find it are few. There are many false prophets. And how can I determine the right way if I am lost. If I am a lost sheep, how can I find the Good Shepherd?
Eucharist. Jack Chick says the wafer god is an idol and calls Roman Catholics are idolaters (that I.H.S. stands for Egyptian gods Isis, Horus and Seb). John Wesley’s Articles of Faith (article 18) says transubstantiation is “repugnant to the plain words of Scripture”. Yet to me the plain words of scripture do not seem to refute transubstantiation plainly enough. John 6:53-58 has Jesus teaching to eat his body and drink his blood. The ancient Egyptians did not have our current alphabet. I recall seeing the letters I.H.S. on the alter and on a cross when I was a Methodist. An English non-Catholic website explains I.H.S. “They are sometimes explained as the initial letters of Jesus Hominum Salvator, i.e., Jesus Saviour of Men; or as In Hac Salus, i.e., In this (Cross) is Salvation.” … and that "I.H.S. on a headstone signifies that the person buried below is asleep ‘In Jesus.’ "
The Roman Catholic Bishop Fulton Sheen’s lifelong faithfulness had a very specific focus. Fulton J. Sheen promised God he would make a Holy Hour of Prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament everyday of his life. Bishop Sheen has a very deep understanding of God’s word. One of Bishop Sheen’s faults was that he would take unusual means (newspapers, TV) go to very great lengths to reach others for Christ. As a young New Yorker, I knew he had a column in our newspaper (much the same as Billy Graham). Recently, I have been reading the transcripts of Bishop Sheen’s telecasts and they have been very helpful. I cannot see Bishop Sheen as an idolater. How could Bishop Sheen’s teachings be so good if at the center core of his being and his faithfulness he was wrong?
Another Roman Catholic witness that touched my life is Father Damian (hearing of his work from a leper at the leper colony in 1976). “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (St. John 15:13). Father Damian died from leprosy in Hawaii. Father Damian was a Christian and not an idolater.
Other Roman Catholic witnesses are the Benedictine Sisters on Linton Hall Road. It is an obvious fact to open-minded Christians living in Prince William County that their ministry is has been and continues to be one of the most significant ministries in our County (BARN, etc.). I once attended a workshop with the sisters. At the workshop, I was quite convinced how much the Sisters loved Jesus. And how they experience the Presence of Christ by faith while they pray the Psalms with Jesus.
Since these precious brothers and sisters are Christians and not idol worshippers, Jack Chick must be wrong. I accept the spiritual fruit of their lives as evidence that the Roman Catholic teaching about the Eucharist is correct.