Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert works for Certainty4Eternity, an organisation established to help churches share the gospel with people from a Roman Catholic background. Mark grew up as a committed Roman Catholic, but despite this did not hear the gospel until he started university. He trained as a doctor before retraining as a minister, and has served in Anglican churches in Sydney since 2000. He currently works as an evangelist on the Northern Beaches. Mark has published a number of resources with Matthias Media to help people share the good news about Jesus with people from a Roman Catholic background including The God Who Saves, The Road Once Travelled and Stepping Out in Faith.

Using music to cross religious barriers

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 30 October 2017

It is worth thinking through how music functions in our services to engage people so that they can come to know Jesus through his word.

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Is the Catholic Church a Christian church?

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 17 August 2017

Sometimes, as Evangelicals approaching Roman Catholicism, we look at various parts of Catholicism without considering how they relate to the whole Catholic system.

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Do Catholics and Protestants believe in the same Trinity?

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 22 May 2017

When Protestants describe the Roman Catholic Church as ‘Trinitarian’ and ‘creedal’, it can obscure the differences between Catholics and Protestants, confuse Christians, and inhibit evangelism of Catholics.

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Do Catholics and Protestants believe in the same God?

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 20 February 2017

This is different to the question “Can Catholics be Christian?”, to which the answer would be a hearty yes! This question looks at the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church and compares them to those of Protestants and asks if we are talking about the same thing.

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Three practical ways to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 2 January 2017

We have many reasons to celebrate the wisdom and the sacrifices of the Reformers and those who followed. But what is the best way to celebrate? To give gifts of course!

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Is the Pope Catholic?

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 17 August 2016

Mark Gilbert explains why unity is such a big deal for Roman Catholics and why that helps us evangelize them.

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Why the Reformation is definitely not over

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 3 August 2016

It seems that the Pope is soon likely to declare the Reformation, which started with Martin Luther, is over. But Mark Gilbert explains why the Reformation can never truly be over.

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A Year of Mercy for Catholics

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 6 June 2016

Given that 2016 has been declared a Year of Mercy for all Catholics, Mark Gilbert shares some thoughts on how to engage Catholic people in conversation on this subject.

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Divorce, annulments and dissolutions in the Catholic Church

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 4 December 2015

On the 25th October the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome concluded what was popularly known as the Synod on the Family. The two big issues were, crudely, “Can divorced couples be allowed to receive Holy Communion?”, and “How should the Catholic Church deal with homosexual couples?” The second issue was not really addressed.

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Some questions on talking with Catholics about Jesus

  • Mark Gilbert
  • 17 November 2015

If one person asks a question aloud, then usually there are a lot more people wondering the same but without a chance to ask! Hear are my answers to some great questions a student at a theological college asked me about talking with Catholics about Jesus.

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