“Great hope has dawned; the Catholic Faith teaches not what we thought, and vainly accused it of[.]” Confessions of St. Augustine at Book VI, [XI.], 18.
It is not true. I was wrong. The Catholic Faith does not teach, as the Apostle Paul warned the Galatians, another gospel. Continue reading “By grace, through faith. Or does Rome preach another gospel?”
Protestants on the Roman Road
Over ninety years before I entered the Roman Catholic Church, The Apostle of Common Sense laid down a few mile markers. G.K. Chesterton shows adult-converts what they can expect to see along the way. Uncannily, he was spot-on. Continue reading “After fighting the fullness of Faith: fairness, fondness and fear”
One cannot be too careful with their choice of books. Continue reading “Caveat lector”
The error of sola Scriptura
Protestants are the ones who object that Catholic doctrine is not based on Scripture! As a Protestant, however, I found no Scriptural basis for me to be the sole and final interpreter of Sacred Scripture. When I take on that role, I place myself outside the four corners of the Holy Bible. Continue reading “According to your Word”
Yes, this is a trick question.
I came into the world for this; to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to My voice. (John 18:37*)
The intuitive answer is, “Of course, the Bible alone is my pillar and foundation of truth!” How can it be otherwise? The Bible itself, however, answers the question differently. Continue reading “The Bible alone, is it your pillar and foundation of truth?”
Does it really matter?
Does is really matter which church? I believed the Bible and I really wanted to follow Jesus. But what does that even mean? Continue reading “Any church but Rome, right?”
Backroads in the Bible Belt
The early years
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3, KJV).
Among my earliest memories: reading John 14 with my Dad. Continue reading “All Roads Lead To Rome”