Question from Christine R on 2/27/2008:
What is the difference between the 'Alliance church' and the Catholic church?
Answer by David Gregson on 4/11/2008:
The Christian and Missionary Alliance is an Evangelical Protestant denomination. It differs from the Catholic Church in the ways that all Protestant groups differ from her, no Mass, no Confession, no devotion to the Saints, no belief in Purgatory, no indulgences, salvation by faith alone, reliance on the Bible alone with no authoritative interpreter, and so on. It would take a book to list all the differences, and a library to explain them.
If you have a friend that belongs to the Alliance Church, I suggest you get a copy of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (available from our Religious Catalogue section, or an