Good News for Catholics, Inc., is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to Catholics around the world. It is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and is organized and operated exclusively for
Reaching out to Catholics, seeking opportunities to reach out to them in the love of Christ through His Finished work and His Word.
We at GNFC are motivated by a sincere love for Catholics. Our work is governed by the principle of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). We believe that although Catholics have a zeal for God, it is not in accordance with biblical truth. We consider Roman Catholicism to be an unbiblical form of Christianity that has deceived the Catholic people. The foundational doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church distort the work of Christ, the meaning of worship, the role of Mary, divine authority, and even the personality of God. It never was the true Church of Jesus Christ, and therefore cannot be reformed or revived. (1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). We are willing to “contend earnestly for the faith” (Jude 3), that Catholics might be set free by the truth.
In 1981, a group of Christians living in Northern California began praying for Catholics, seeking opportunities to reach out to them in the love of Christ. Several were former Catholics. All shared a burden for helping Catholics find salvation in Christ. Jim McCarthy wrote a booklet entitled Good News for Catholics and the group distributed 800 copies of the booklet at a Catholic event in San Jose, California. That distribution marked the birth of the ministry of Good News for Catholics, its first publication lending it its name. Since then GNFC has produced a number of materials to help Catholics. These have been translated into various languages and distributed in the U.S. and around the world.
Doctrinal Statement of GNFC
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, each word having been God-breathed. God gave the Bible to the church, and the church is to serve God in obedience to the Bible. We hold the Bible as the final and supreme authority for our doctrine and lives, and that it is without error in its original writings (1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is equal in attributes, power, and glory (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit was born of a virgin, whose name was Mary. He is the unique Son of God, true God and true man (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-14; 5:22-23).
We believe that God created man in His own image, but through man’s willful choice to disobey God, sin came into the world and death through sin. All now are born in sin, spiritually dead, separated from God, corrupt in nature, and guilty before God (Genesis 1:26; 3:1-7; Romans 3:12; 5:12; 6:23).
We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins in our place. He is our substitutionary and representative sacrifice. We believe that He rose again from the dead on the third day never to die again. We believe His work of salvation is finished, that the righteous demands of God are fully satisfied in the work of Christ on the cross, and that there is salvation in no other (Mark 10:45; Romans 6:1-14; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:24; John 19:30; Hebrews 10:18; John 14:6).
We believe that all who repent and believe the gospel are eternally saved. Salvation is a free gift of God apart from any human merit. We believe that God’s gracious offer of salvation can only be received freely and that those who would add human merit to the gospel preach a false gospel (Mark 1:15; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:21; 3:10).
We believe that every genuine believer is born again, sealed with the Spirit of God, and eternally secure in Christ.
We believe that the evidence of new birth is the fruit of the Spirit and obedience to Christ. Every believer is a member of the body of Christ, the church, and gifted by the Holy Spirit for spiritual service.
We believe that the goal of the Holy Spirit in this age is to glorify Christ.
We believe that Christ alone is the head of the church and that we are called to serve Him.
We believe that the local church is God’s primary means for reaching the lost and nurturing the saved (John 5:7; 1 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 1 Corinthians 12:11; John 16:14; Colossians 1:18; Luke 9:23; Matthew 16:18).
We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ for His church, the establishment of His millennial kingdom upon the earth, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-15).