How James White Made Me Roman Catholic

This will come as a shock to many of you who know the work of James White and team concerning Roman Catholicism as well as those who know me.  I’ve been acquainted with Dr. White since 2001 and he did something very special for my family in the years following.

He’s helped me a lot in my faith, but through all of his apologetics I fear he’s driven me to become Roman Catholic.  I know he’s received emails and such telling him that the Protestant doctrine of Scripture Alone drove them to Rome.  However, that didn’t drive me.  That would take too much of the Protestant understanding of Scripture only to then undermine the authority of the Magisterium and Pope.  Besides, that’s just too much work!  James is a hard worker when it comes to biblical understanding both textually and historically.  He can have it!  It’s much easier to submit to the Pope and accept those all to easy to understand documents like the Council of Trent, Vatican I, Vatican II, and papal decrees etc.

I just can’t go wrong this way!  Two recent posts on Dr. White’s blog shows disagreements of understanding over purgatory by the former Pope and three Roman Catholic apologists.  If I stayed Protestant I might have a problem, but the solution is to simple go along with the Pope’s answer.  Unless he’s speaking as a private theologian then his position is just as valid as the other three.  No harm no foul either way.  See?  Easy!  This will make teaching and apologetics much easier.  I just point to Mother Rome for the answers.  Done!  I want to thank Dr. White for helping take away the burden of this type of hard work and showing me the easy path of submission.  I can now just soak in the Tiber and relax!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rhology April 1, 2009 at 9:37 am

I don’t get it.

2 FlameGurl April 1, 2009 at 10:30 am

I’ve been a secret Catholic for years. Welcome home! 😉

3 Frank Turk April 1, 2009 at 11:39 am

That’s awesome. I enjoyed the twitter version of this post, byw.

4 Ragnar Mogård Bergem April 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Guys…

Look at the publishing date:

April 1st, 2009

5 TurretinFan April 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Hey Ragnar – long time no see!

6 Darrin April 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Mark,

Now that you’re RC, perhaps you could help me with this:

I don’t understand the concept of the “Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ” and what it meant when Pope John Paul II referred to these Acts of Reparation as the “unceasing effort to stand beside the endless crosses on which the Son of God continues to be crucified.”

Seems a bit problematic, but then, I’m still in the haze of Protestantism.

7 johnMark April 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

Rhology, you get it and you know it!

Flamey, ssssssshhhhhhh…the TRs might see.

Frank, your tweet was much better.

Ragnar, (a ditto to TurretinFan) nice to “see” you again. Where ya been?

Darrin, that was yesterday. I’m back to normal today embracing the Gospel of grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Sure sounds like the reparations have to do with penance and the re-presentation of Jesus “sacrifice” in the mass. Despite Hebrews telling is it was a one time sacrifice.

I feel much better now that I’m back since what ever “reparation” I could ever make could never come close to what Jesus has done for me. It would be like me repaying God for my sin with more sin.

Mark

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