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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jason Stellman Reformed Presbyterian Pastor Comes Home

Jason Stellman recently sent shockwaves through the reformed blogosphere when he announced his resignation from the OPC denomination giving up his pastorate and losing his livelihood.
The issue that caused him to leave was his reaching the conclusion that he could no longer believe in Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura, the pillars of the reformation.
   On the Called To Communion blog, he explains in detail his reasons for leaving and for joining the Catholic faith.  Most of us had assumed he would become Catholic but his post on CTC confirms this.  It is important to realize he graduated from the most conservative confessional reformed seminary in the country with honors and was an author and well-respected in the reformed christian community. Therefore the claim that he never understood reformed theology is baseless. He also harbored no hidden Catholic sympathies either and he was not a "Catholic in Protestant clothes."
  Read his story here.

Addendum: For personal reasons Jason decided to take the post down on Called to Communion and he will put it up again at  later time. Please keep him in your prayers.


Anonymous Renee Lin said...

It will be interesting to see what kind of "spin" James White, et al., will try to put on this. As you pointed out, the old "he never really understood Reformed teaching" explanation won't wash in this case. I imagine they will either go the "pathetic need for 'certainty'" route, or perhaps the "Judas-like desire for fame and fortune through book deals and speaking engagements" line. Hopefully they won't deal him the low blow Norman Geisler used on Francis Beckwith - "his mother made him do it...."

Jason, your commitment to the Truth shines like a light in the darkness! Welcome home!!

July 24, 2012 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Renee Lin said...

Now I wish I had made a copy of his story before it was taken down - it was awesome!

July 26, 2012 6:11 PM  

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