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.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Larry Norman's Influence on a Conversion to Catholicism

Dale Ahlquist was a Jesus loving , bible-believing Christian. Now he is a Jesus-loving-Bible and Catechism reading Christian in the Catholic Church and the President of the American Chesterton Society. Read his testimony here and learn how seminal Christian Rocker Larry Norman unknowingly had a hand in this convert's story.  If you never heard of Chesterton, then it's time to get a book on Amazon and start learning about this amazing 20th century convert.

From the article:

"There is a major hole in the logic of those Christians who protest against the Catholic Church: you cannot use the authority of Scripture to attack the authority of the Church when it was the authority of the Church that recognized the Scripture’s authority. The hierarchy, the sacraments, the major doctrines of the Catholic Church were all well in place — centuries in place — before the biblical canon was in place and, of course, it was the Catholic Church that authorized the biblical canon. Chesterton says he can understand someone looking at a Catholic procession, at the candles and the incense and the priests and the robes and the cross and the scrolls, and saying “It’s all bosh.” But what he cannot understand is anyone saying, “It’s all bosh — except for the scrolls. We’re going to keep the scrolls. In fact, we’re even going to use the scrolls against the rest.”


Blogger Christina said...

Oh, how I love that Chesterton quote! I definitely need to read more of work.

November 19, 2012 11:04 PM  
Blogger Christopher Lake said...

Hi, Russ,

I wasn't sure where to post this comment, but this seemed like a good place, as the post has to do with coming to a right understanding and acceptance of the Church. I know that, in the past, you have had some correspondence with Chris Costaldo, an ex-Catholic who leads a ministry of what he calls "Gospel Renewal" to the "partially evangelized." At first, this kind of phrasing can sound good to Catholics. However, when one really looks into the details, there is a pronounced anti-Catholic slant. When you have a chance, I hope you will read carefully this piece from his website on his new "Gospel Renewal" outreach in Rome, and exactly what outreach consists of: God bless, brother.

November 28, 2012 7:09 AM  

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