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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Catholicism Is A Cult?

 Two well-known calvinist writers recently stated that Catholicism is a cult.
My response is the following.
 A cult that has outlasted any other political or religious institution in history. A cult that promotes life from conception to natural death. A cult that respects all other religions and cultures. A cult that has among its adherents, intellectuals, philosophers, scientists, artists, academics as well as simpletons and the least educated in the most primitive of societies. A cult that doesn't require complete knowledge and full understanding of complex doctrines. A cult that has done more for the poor and needy than any other religious organization in the history of the world. A cult that has not wavered in its doctrine or morals from the moment it began. A cult whose message and connection with the Creator has changed the lives of billions throughout the ages. A cult whose influence saved Western Civilization. A cult that has inspired its proponents to create some of the most beautiful works of art, music and literature ever produced. A cult whose founder came to earth to suffer and die on a cross for all sinners and inspire untold thousands of its adherents to be martyred for their love of this founder and one another.
      I have belonged to this cult for the past 7 years and it has changed my life immeasurably in ways that 31 years of evangelical Christianity didn't. Jesus, I love you and this cult you started called The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Thank you for inviting me back to join this cult.


Blogger Just another suburban mom. said...

And for a cult it sure has poor mind control over it's members who pick and choose which teachings they'll stick to or ignore and only show up for Christmas and Easter. Oh well,that's what this cult gets for teaching us that God gave us free will. Sigh!

September 14, 2011 8:59 PM  
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September 14, 2011 10:19 PM  

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