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Deep in Scripture 2009

John 3:16 with Steve Ray

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July 1, 2009 No Comments

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes good friend Steve Ray, former anti-Catholic Baptist, to talk about the verses he chose from the Gospel of John. Marcus and Steve discuss, among other things, taking Scripture out of context; personal interpretation of Scripture (sola Scriptura); being “Born Again”/Baptism; faith, works, and Salvation; and “belief” and the “obedience of Faith.”

Scripture verse: John 3: 3-5, 14-16, 36 

Resources mentioned: 

  • Footprints of God series by Steve Ray (Holy Land documentaries published by Ignatius Press)
  • Upon this Rock by Steve Ray
  • Crossing the Tiber by Steve Ray
  • Steve Ray’s Holy Land Pilgrimages
  • Steve Ray’s conversion story
  • Deep in History conference talk “Peter, the Rock, the Keys, and the Chair” Watch for Free | DVD | CD | MP3
  • Steve Ray’s Deep in Scripture episode (the Papacy)
  • Steve Ray’s Deep in Scripture episode (“Verses I Never Saw” – they way in which Scriptures describe the Church Christ established)
  • Steve Ray’s Deep in Scripture episode (The Heart of St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 11: 21-29)
  • Steve Ray’s Deep in Scripture episode (How Does One Become “Born Again” – Part 1)
  • Steve Ray’s Deep in Scripture episode (How Does One Become “Born Again” – Part 2)

Steve Ray

Steve Ray is a popular Catholic author and host on television and radio. After being Protestants for 39 years and involved with various Fundamentalist and Evangelical Protestant churches, Steve Ray and his wife, Janet, converted to the Catholic Church on Pentecost Sunday, 1994. Steve’s first book, Crossing The Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historic Church details his intellectual and spiritual journey into Catholicism. He has also written Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in the Scriptures and Early ChurchSt. John’s Gospel: A Bible Study Guide and CommentaryA Papacy Learning Guide, and The Catholic Faith for Beginners: A Study of the Creeds. Steve and his wife are certified guides to the Holy Land, lead pilgrimages throughout the Israel and other biblical lands, and have produced the Holy Land DVD series, The Footprints of God: The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine. His website is and

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