In November 1979, I was saved after reading the book of Revelation repeatedly over the previous six months. My religious upbringing had been in Roman Catholicism, just like yours. All four of my grandparents emigrated from Italy. So Roman Catholicism wasn’t just a religion, it was a tradition woven into my family’s ethnic fabric.
I just read “Bowing the Knee to Rome” in the February Berean Call, [that raises the] nagging question, “How could they?” How could so-called Christian leaders endorse the legitimacy of Roman Catholicism? That is a question that has nagged at me for all my 35 years as a born-again believer. How could they? The only answer that makes any sense is that they didn’t get what I got when I first repented of my sins and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty…” (1 Cor:1:26-27).
That’s me. The foolish. I’m listening to what you’re saying. Your ministry has helped me to identify trends of error sweeping through local churches that I might not have otherwise recognized. Keep up the good work. This letter of encouragement is long overdue. JP (MO)