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God’s Foreknowledge and Human Free Will, Romans 9:14-33 – Deep in Scripture

January 22, 2015 | one response

A few key points for today’s discussion: 1) This is Paul’s Theodicy—i.e. his justification of the ways of God. 2) His purpose is to explain the ways of God in allowing the Gentiles to share in the Jews’ privileges of the Covenant. 3) The text never says that God predestines people to damnation. Send us […]

Joshua Bowman: An Anglican Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

January 19, 2015 | no responses

Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only.  After many […]

Grateful for Faith, Baptism, and Knowledge of the Bible, this Lutheran Became Catholic

January 16, 2015 | no responses

Grateful for the gifts of faith in Christ, Baptism, and a love for the Bible which he received as a Methodist and later a Lutheran, Jim Anderson discusses some of the influences of his decision to join the Catholic Church.

Scripture and the Early Church – Fr. Mitch Pacwa

January 15, 2015 | 2 responses

As a scholar of ancient and Middle Eastern history, culture, and religion, Fr. Mitch Pacwa examines the phenomenon of Sacred Scripture and the ramifications of the translation and interpretation of the scriptures out of their proper context.

Why Haven’t Others Responded to the Call of Jesus Christ? Romans 9:1-13

January 14, 2015 | no responses

In this passage, Saint Paul addresses a question that nearly every Christian wonders: Why haven’t my friends and family members, or even the majority of Mankind, responded to the call of Jesus Christ? Why are they set against coming to Church? Why don’t they believe in God? Is it their ignorance? Their stubbornness? Is it […]

Cole Matson: A Presbyterian Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

January 12, 2015 | no responses

Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the […]

Rick Rosen: A Convert the Catholic Faith from Judaism – The Journey Home Program

January 5, 2015 | 2 responses

Rick grew up in a Jewish community in Oak Park, Michigan. Unknown to Rick, his journey to faith in Jesus Christ began when he married an Irish Catholic girl. God used a rocky time in his marriage to get his attention to enable him, through the Holy Spirit, to accept Jesus as his Messiah, Lord […]

Four Witnesses Brought Me Home – Rod Bennet

December 30, 2014 | 2 responses

Former Southern Baptist Rod Bennett used to believe that the Catholic Church was the result of the “Great Apostasy.” However, as he was lead to read the works of the earliest Christians, he realized that the Early Church actually resembled Catholic beliefs and traditions! Here he gives a deep look into the early church and the Great Apostasy (that wasn’t).

I Found Jesus in a Graveyard – Conversion Story of Joshua Bowman

December 29, 2014 | no responses

My journey of faith began in the Cub Scouts at the age of eleven, working towards my religious medal. While the priest was explaining the Episcopalian theory of the Eucharist, I was daydreaming, my fingers doodling in the plush, cream-colored carpet. It would be an understatement to say that my soul did not burn for […]

Rit Leslie: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 22, 2014 | no responses

Rit is a former Evangelical Protestant from a born-again family. He claimed he’d never ever be Catholic, or raise his kids Catholic, or even step foot in a Catholic church. Rit discusses with Marcus his long journey journey and conversion of heart.

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