Now, is it right to equate this with Roman Catholic theology? I don't think so. The situation is completely different. Roman Catholics do not teach a works based salvation as the Judaizers were. Their doctrine is far more subtle than that. They believe that once justified, they are infused with Christ's righteousness and, by God's grace, they are able to do good works that are meritorious (I disagree with this. I think our works play no part in our justification. That work was completed on the cross. Our good works flow out of our full salvation--I have found many times that RC's and protestants talk past one another)(click here for more info). The Catholics have not reintroduced Jewish dogmas back into Christianity and do not insist that you must perform them in order to be saved.
In fact, recently many Catholics have expressed agreement with Luther's formulation of salvation by faith (click here).
- Judaizers were trying to make works the means of salvation.
- Catholics do not make works the means of salvation.
- Catholics are not Judaizers.