Najib lived most of his life in Lebanon as a pilot, growing up in a home split between Orthodox and Evangelical beliefs. After rediscovering the Bible and listening to American Protestant radio, Najib decided he needed to find the one, united Church that Christ established. The Early Church Fathers led him home to the Catholic Church.
In the Mormon faith, God was presented to JoAnn “not as the mysterious, ineffable source of all creation, but simply as an evolved human being who meted out salvation much like an insurance agent issues a policy: with little passion and lots of contingencies.” Now, her soul “is at peace and I rest secure knowing that the Lord’s unfathomable grace and mercy are gifts to be received with deep thanks, not to be earned in anxiety.”
Introducing and discussing “Deep in Christ”, a new project from the Coming Home Network International in which we talk with Catholic converts and converted Catholics about the call to holiness and ongoing conversion to Jesus Christ.
My wife, Jeanette, and I were both raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and learned to hold strong negative feelings about the Catholic Church. My mother took great pride in being opposed to the Catholic Church; she did not know much about it, but she knew she was against it.
David grew up in a conservative evangelical Presbyterian church, believing that the Catholic Church was the church of Satan. He attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to learn to debunk Catholicism. Through his study of St. Augustine of Hippo, who is revered by Protestants, he discovered that his teachings were thoroughly Catholic, as were all the […]
How (Not) to Become Catholic is an insightful look at how a Presbyterian pastor was led to the fullness of truth in the Catholic Church, but from the perspective of what Protestants should not do so as to avoid becoming Catholic such as “Avoid Being ‘Deep in History’” and “Do Not Read the Church Fathers.” A profound and interesting perspective at conversion. Download your free copy today!