Question of the Day for Monday, April 8, 2013
The Whole Truth?
Q. As a Catholic, is it correct for me to say to Jehovah’s Witnesses that the Catholic Church holds the whole truth, but other religions are good, too. They seem to believe in the same Jesus.
N.N., via e-mail
A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D:
While professing to hold and teach the whole truth of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church readily acknowledges that portions of that truth are to be found in various non-Catholic traditions.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses tradition, however, is not Trinitarian. It professes to believe in the Holy Spirit as a power or force, not a divine Person. Therefore that denomination is not Christian. Necessarily, the Catholic Church does not recognize baptism administered by one of that tradition.
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