Skip to comments.Evangelical Leader Returns To Catholicism
Posted on 05/30/2014 10:23:23 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
The president of the Evangelical Theological Society, an association of 4,300 Protestant theologians, resigned this month because he has joined the Roman Catholic Church.
The May 5 announcement by Francis J. Beckwith, a tenured associate professor at Baptist-affiliated Baylor University in Waco, Tex., has left colleagues gasping for breath and commentators grasping for analogies.
One blogger likened it to Hulk Hogan's defection from the World Wrestling Federation to the rival World Championship Wrestling league.
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How many Catholics became Protestants in the same time period, I wonder?
Well, the Washington Post sure doesn’t miss any chances to belittle our religion, comparing this to the fake world wrestling leagues.
(By “our religion”, I mean our respective religions, not specifically Baptist or Catholic).
I say it’s good riddance to bad rubbish.
FYI, Baptists existed over 300 years before Rome decided to get into the Church Business. How Baptists got lumped in with the Lutherans as protesting something is beyond explanation.
God is already separated enough from man without forty eleven layers of man made, bureaucratic horse Shiite piled up in between........like the recent phenomenon of Marianism for one example.
I’m wearing my Nomex for the rabid Catholics here on FR, not the dangers of Hell’s Fire. On the off chance a reply comes along worthy of reply, I shall counter with scripture. Baal and the Dragon does not count as a reference.
Thanks for posting.
Another Catholic saved by Grace. Wow.
“O Lord, I believe and profess, that You are truly Christ, the Son of the living God, Who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the greatest...”
Ah! The "underground" church pokes its head up tonight. Pope James Carroll I has spoken.
I shall counter with scripture.
This must be the super-secret scripture that was preserved for 2,000 years by the "persecuted" church. Sounds more like a Dan Brown novel.
Dated? No kidding, just search the year 2007 and look at all the articles posted on this guy. This must really be something.
See, many non-Roman Catholic Catholics (ie: Protestants), already know the power of the Holy Spirit and the saving grace of Jesus. There are hundreds of millions in 'Christendom' who DO NOT know His Power and Love. As the Catholic Church (for ease of explanation, I'll refer to it as the Christian church) continues to shrink in' Christendom, would it not be prudent to try to grow the believers, rather than try to 'convert' the already saved?
It is easy for a Roman Catholic to 'let rip' on a Protestant and just as easy for a Protestant to 'let rip' on a Roman Catholic, the secret being, both are filled with sinners who will continue to sin, like both you and I, until they are perfected after they physically die. 'The World' sees such things merely as infighting amongst the Christians, making us not 'set apart' from 'the world', no different from 'the world'. Actions like that turn our 'pleasing aroma of Jesus' into the smell of death. You are free to post whatever the moderators allow, but ask yourself this: If posting a piece that baits a Protestant, bringing infighting that causes a 'seeker' to turn back instead of commit to Jesus, do you suppose this pleases the Lord? Of course, the same question applies to a Protestant that posts a comment that baits a Roman Catholic.
There many things that Roman Catholics disagree with concerning Protestantism and there are many things that Protestants disagree with concerning Roman Catholicism. There are a great many MORE things that we AGREE on! Instead of focusing on the divisive, which will hinder evangelisation, why not focus on the common beliefs, to build up one another?
Do a search and you will see that FR was saturated with it in 2007, and probably every year since, I thought that I had seen it a lot of times recently, that is why I did a quick search.
I was surprised that a guy switching churches is such a massive event that it has been posted here constantly for so many years.
Easy mistake to make. Papists seldom have good days.
That was BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU!
I don’t know if it is abusive, it is just repetitive, it must be really transformative to Catholics, or to their denomination.
Instead of focusing on the divisive, which will hinder evangelisation, why not focus on the common beliefs, to build up one another?
Unfortunately, protestantism cannot define itself apart from Catholicism. It is by design oppositional. If protestantism was merely an affirmation of Christ this would not be an issue. Unfortunately the rejection of the Catholic Church is inherent in its being. It always will be.
Even in their worship and praise of Christ there is the backhanded slap to Catholicism. This makes it very difficult to make common cause with protestants apart from the deep and fundamental theological issues that separate us. And in today's modern world the protestant, in an attempt to generate goodwill, takes the relativistic approach of, "we have so much in common." I don't think so. We cannot forsake Truth for some nebulous notion of tactical advantage for the sake of the nonbeliever.