How Should Evangelicals View Roman Catholicism?

How should evangelicals view Roman Catholicism? This is hardly a new question, though the recent events related to the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Given the controversy, this is a good time to revisit a major address I presented at a conference on this very question. My paper, “Standing Together, Standing Apart: Cultural Co-belligerence Without Theological Compromise” was published in Touchstone Magazine. A thoughtful response from a keen Roman Catholic thinker came from editor David Mills in “Standing with Christ. These addresses, taken together, present a fairly comprehensive picture. As I have often stated, a true evangelical, committed to the Gospel as recovered in the Reformation, and a true Roman Catholic, committed to the teachings of the magisterium are the last two people on earth who can have an honest disagreement.