Beware, this is a little feisty and some may be offended by my confrontation. But this man has attacked many Catholics and raised his arrogant head against the Church over and over again. So, I responded appropriately, at least I did in my opinion.
Here is a portion of the beginning of a long letter I wrote a few years ago but it is still very relevant today. It is actually a good letter to print out and pass on to Fundamentalist anti-Catholics.
Answers To Your Two Preliminary Questions
But before I get off the track, I will start out by answering the two questions you asked at the end of your letter, and then I’ll return to the body of your letter. I must first comment that I am under no obligation to answer your questions, but since I understand their purpose — to prove I was never in the Protest-ant, Fundamentalist, “Bible-Christian” tradition — I will humor you with a few historical minutiae to slacken your curiosity.
I understand that you find it hard to believe that anyone who is a born again believer, “washed in the blood of the Lamb”, could possibly fall for the “Romish tradition,” as you call it.
However, here I stand (didn’t someone else say that back in the 16th century?), a convert to the Catholic Church and knowing I have finally pulled into port.
First, you asked if I married a Catholic. Heavens no! I was anti-Catholic. I had never set a foot in a Catholic Church before January of 1994 and had never met a Catholic clergyman. I married a fellow Fundamentalist. My wife was raised in southern California and got “saved” in the Maranatha Ministries with Chuck Smith. Calvary Chapel which he started now boasts that 80% of his members are ex-Catholics.
She moved to Michigan and immediately joined Calvary Baptist Church in 1971, where my family fellowshipped. We later joined Salem Christian Fellowship whose pastor was Bill Nottenkamper and he was a graduate of Detroit Bible College (which is now William Tyndale College), and had a Gospel Program on the local Christian radio station.
My wife and I got married at Salem Christian Fellowship six years later. During our eighteen years of marriage we have attended several Evangelical Churches including Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian, and Trinity Baptist where I was a teacher for several years.
To read the whole letter, click here. I go through great detail on salvation, the Church, and much more.