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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, July 28, 2012

Devin Rose Comments on The Lord's Supper

Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli taught conflicting interpretations of the Bible with regard to the Lord’s Supper and how, exactly, Christ was “present” in the Eucharist. Luther believed that Christ was indeed present in the Eucharist while Zwingli thought His presence to be purely figurative.

If Protestantism is true, then there is no infallible interpreter of the Scriptures and thus no interpreter can be accepted as authoritative. God did inspire the Scriptures to be without error, but He did not provide an authoritative, infallible interpreter for the inerrant Scriptures, leaving us with only conflicting, error-prone opinions of people. The Scriptures must therefore be deemed to be sufficiently clear for most people on all important matters of the faith. Since, even between the founders of Protestantism, no accord could be reached on what Jesus meant at the Last Supper, then the proper meaning of “body” and “blood” must simply not be significant, and the Reformers were quibbling over trifles.

Rose, Devin (2011-06-02). If Protestantism is True (p. 153). Unitatis Books. Kindle Edition.


Anonymous Matthew said...

Ouch... Right in the heart of Protestantism.

July 29, 2012 6:12 AM  
Anonymous russ said...

Devin has a way with words for sure.
It may seem like an ouch, but it's the only reasonable conclusion one could come to.

July 29, 2012 6:50 AM  
Blogger George @ Convert Journal said...

Devin's book is very good and can be helpful to people open to Catholicism. FWIW, more examples and my comments are here.

July 29, 2012 7:39 AM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Thanks George for the link.

July 29, 2012 8:09 AM  
Blogger babydane said...

I'm going to grab this book! Dr. Rentler, it's Dane from Nashville. I'm getting confirmed today at the 11am Mass here at the Cathedral! Thanks for your wisdom !

July 29, 2012 9:44 AM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Congratulations and Welcome Home!
What a day full of grace for you. Let me know how it goes and we will keep praying for your family too.
I blogged a separate post about your conversion today after reading your comment. God bless you!

July 29, 2012 12:33 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Send me your snail mail address (offline) and I will send you a copy of Devin's book as a Welcome Home gift!

July 29, 2012 12:36 PM  
Blogger Devin Rose said...

Russ and friends, three words: y'all are awesome.

(And yes, "y'all" counts as one word.)

July 29, 2012 4:29 PM  
Anonymous russ said...

thanks Devin, thank the Lord that God is using your book to help people understand the errors of Protestantism.

July 29, 2012 9:12 PM  

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