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Differences Between Protestant and Catholic: My Search for the Biblical Path

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Tony Dupree

Tony is retired from a career in financial management and is currently an elder emeritus at Harpeth Christian Church (HCC). As an elder he had been instrumental in the development of the ordination program at HCC and served on the ordination oversight committee. He is a seasoned teacher and has a passion for exegetical bible teaching. He has also served as an adjunct professor at William Christian College in both the business and bible departments. Tony holds both a B.S. and an MBA degree from Wayne State University as well as an M.A. degree in Biblical Studies from David Lipscomb University. Tony and Kathy live in Franklin, TN and have been married over 50 years. They have three children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
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Are you curious what the basic differences are between Protestant and Catholic teachings? Longtime Bible teacher Tony Dupree grew up a dedicated Roman Catholic, became more nominal in adulthood, and resolved to get serious about his Catholic faith by studying the Scriptures. What happened when Tony studied the Scriptures caught him by surprise.

In Differences Between Protestant and Catholic: My Search for the Biblical Path, Dupree (along with appendices by Bobby Harrington and Orpheus Heyward) explores questions such as the following:

  • Did the Roman Catholic Church give us the Bible?
  • Was Peter the first Pope?
  • Should we pray to God through Mary and the saints?
  • Is the Eucharist a sacrifice?

We hope this e-book helps you explore these questions and find biblical clarity.

Excerpt from the Introduction:

As I started to read the New Testament for the first time, I was, like most Catholics, familiar with the Gospels concerning the life of Christ. However, the rest of the New Testament was for the most part a mystery to me. To my pleasant surprise, I soon discovered that the book of Acts, along with the letters of Paul, Peter, John, and the other New Testament writers, described in much detail the first forty to fifty years of the early apostolic church. This was exactly what I was looking for: scriptural proof of Catholic doctrine.

As I began to read, I became engulfed in God’s Word. I began to understand Jesus’ words when he said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). As I searched the scriptures, I focused on the Catholic doctrines and practices which were different from most Protestant denominations: the Mass, priesthood, Eucharist, Mary, prayers to saints, Papacy, Confession, baptism, Bible study, and tradition. I would like to share with you what I discovered the Bible teaches concerning these major Catholic doctrines and practices. . . .