Newt Gingrich Beliefs

Newt Gingrich - Beliefs

Newt Gingrich Beliefs(continued from Newt Gingrich Catholic)

After having been raised as a Lutheran and baptized as a Southern Baptist, exactly how did Newt Gingrich reconcile his Protestant beliefs (see Justice of God) with the beliefs of Roman Catholicism?

Newt Gingrich has yet to respond to our questions for the presidential candidates, sent to his campaign in October of 2011, to probe his beliefs. On April 27, 2011, however, Newt Gingrich did comment on one of the central Catholic beliefs:

"Slowly, over a decade, the centrality of the Eucharist in the Catholic Mass became more and more obvious to me." (Newt Gingrich at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on April 27, 2011)

The "Eucharist" Newt Gingrich mentioned represents the Roman Catholic beliefs that when blessed by the Catholic priest, bread and wine turn into Jesus' physical human flesh and blood, which the congregants at the Catholic mass are then required to eat and drink in order to remain saved.

In reality, the Catholic beliefs surrounding the Eucharist are unsavory, cannibalistic heresies invented by Roman Catholicism to portray itself as the monopolistic dispenser of Jesus' salvation (see transubstantiation). These heresies contradict Jesus' clarification that the content of the cup symbolizes the blood shed on the cross to pay the death penalty for our sins but remains, "fruit of the vine" - i.e., wine:

"Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you." (Luke 22:17-20)

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11. Do you believe Jesus is God?
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12. Do you believe Jesus died on the cross and then rose from the dead?
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13. Do you believe Jesus ascended to heaven?
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14. Do you believe Jesus will return someday?
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15. Do you believe in the existence of both heaven and hell?
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16. By what criteria do you believe people go to heaven or hell?
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17. How would you characterize the original and current relationship between Jesus and Satan?
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18. Do you believe that Islam at its foundation is a religion of peace?
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19. How many books in the Bible do you believe are inspired by God and inerrant?
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20. Which Bible verse(s) is/are particularly dear to you and why?
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