So it started with faith and works. I linked him an answer on Catjolic answers that quoted Carthage and Trent and the Bible on how we don’t believe we are saved by works ( alone). Either way, this was the response and I’m a bit unsure how to answer. Needless to say, the phone call will not happen, but I do want to give him a good answer on Luther and stuff, not to convert but to, you know, inform.
“the catholic church has come along way, i stand corrected. I don’t like typing that long of a text but I’ll say this… Lutherans believe faith alone grace alone scripture alone. Works come as a natural gift of the Holy spirt in working in you. Good works are great but the only reason I am saved is by faith in Christ that his grace is what saved me and scripture is my rock. I would like to talk to you on a phone conversation I love people that know the history I can tell you Lutheran history at the diet of worms and how the church ordered a hit on Luther’s head. Times whe re e different then 95 thesis changed a lot and I dont believe in all modern protestant theologians or the old catholic and Lutheran have been all I can say stand true and firm to the scriptures.”
So I guess I need help on faith alone, scripture alone, proof on how the catholic teachings apostolic and has always been the same as opposed to his belief that the Catholic Church “ came a long way”. And on the whole Luther’s head business. I know I’m asking for a lot lol, but I knew I’d find someone who can help in here.
Thank you guys!