Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Contraception and Conversion-Interesting Bedfellows

Brianna and her husband recently crossed the Tiber. Once again, it was the Church's teaching on birth control that brought them over because it resonated with them, just as it did with Jason Workmaster and his wife in a previous recent blog post. Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly conversion was also, due in part, to looking at the Catholic Church's teaching on this.

If Evangelical Protestants are honest, they must ask themselves how it is acceptable to ignore without a second thought, 2000 years of Christendom's teachings against contraception. Both Luther and Calvin condemned contraception yet their modern day followers insist that the use of artificial contraception is moral and acceptable. (This is once again the fruit of sola scriptura, when every individual can use his own private judgement based on scripture, or in this case, what is not clearly proscribed in scripture) Until 1930, all Protestant denominations were in line with the Catholic teaching against contraception.

Thank God for the recent teachings of Christopher West on John Paul 2's Theology of the Body. The effects of this teaching continue to reverberate from within the Church and are reaching those outside as well.

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