A Bible-Believer Becomes Catholic by Believing the Bible

By Wesley Vincent Ph.D. | Baptist, Conversion Stories, Evangelical, Fundamentalist | 86 Comments

“Living with many mutually contradictory doctrines made understanding the faith similar to trying to complete a complex puzzle from a combination of different jigsaw puzzles stirred together.” Evangelical Wesley Vincent noticed that every pastor who preached the Bible seemed to have a different understanding of what it meant to be a follower of Christ.

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The Tiber: Neither Too Wide, Nor Too Deep

By James L. Papandrea, M.Div., Ph.D. | Conversion Stories, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Uncategorized, United Methodist | 7 Comments

It was my study of the Church Fathers that ignited within me the dormant flame of Catholicism. As many others who have gone before me found, one cannot study the history of the early Church without realizing that many Protestant doctrines — sola Scriptura, for example — were an invention of the Protestant reformation and do not actually reflect the understanding of the Church Fathers, let alone the Apostles. I also realized that the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist is consistent with the way the sacrament has been understood from the beginning.

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Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic

By David Currie | Conversion Stories, Evangelical, Fundamentalist | 9 Comments

The day President John F. Kennedy was shot is one of my most vivid childhood memories. I was in sixth grade playing on the playground when the rumors started. Just before the dismissal bell at the end of the day, the principal made the announcement over the PA system: JFK had been assassinated.

School was dismissed in eerie silence. Tears welled up in my eyes as I walked the half mile home that afternoon. My sorrow was almost overwhelming for a sixth-grader, not only because our President was dead, but primarily because in my heart of hearts I believed that he was in hell.

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