Thursday, August 8, 2013

by Rajah
Maples
, Posted: 08.06.2013 at 11:15 PM, Updated:
08.07.2013 at 4:30 PM

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CENTER, MO.
– Rescue workers want to thank a higher power for coming to
the rescue early Sunday morning.

Emergency crews spent an hour and a half
trying to extricate a 19-year-old Quincy woman trapped in her in
crushed car on Missouri 19 near Center, Mo.

The
Missouri Highway Patrol said Aaron Smith, 26, crossed the center
line and struck Katie Lentz head-on.

Now,
friends, family and those who rescued Lentz would love to find and
thank a mysterious priest who they say helped make the rescue
possible….

And where did the priest disappear
too? Read the whole story and watch the news report on video target="_blank">here.

Detroit Free Press

USAToday

UK Daily Mail

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Nathaniel wrote: 

Thanks for the 6-tips which i see is taken from your baptist upbringing. I will use it to win Catholics to Christ and out from the RC Church. It will add to the list of 5 Catholics I’ve already sucessfully evangelized them out of the RC Church. Keep the tips coming :)

I responded:

My wife Janet and I after our reception into the Church with our sponsors Al and Sally Kresta (also converts)

Nathaniel: You’ve a long way to go my friend if you view this as a race – I’ve helped over 4,000 Protestants discover the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church. 

And if you consider the statistics you come up short again. The number of converts to the Catholic Church that revert back is about 1%; whereas, the number of people who leave Catholicism for a Baptist-type tradition, about 50% will eventually return to the Catholic Church.

And while the traffic continues back and forth between Catholicism and Fundamentalism, some observers have suggested that whereas a two decades ago more Catholics were leaving to become Fundamentalists, it has now reversed and there are more Fundamentalists becoming Catholics than the other way around.

Dr. Francis Beckwith

Another thing you may have missed: there are no notable Catholics becoming Protestants but there are many notable Protestants becoming Catholics (e.g., Dr. Francis Beckwith, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society).

This is confirmed by Protestant writer Kim Riddlebarger, “While evangelicalism is growing numerically, apparently there are not as many notable Roman Catholics becoming evangelicals as vice-versa” (Roman Catholicism, ed. John Armstrong [Chicago: Moody Press, 1994], 240). 

In other words, the converts to the Catholic Church (and there are untold thousands, just watch Marcus Grodi’s The Journey Home  on EWTN) are among the best and brightest that Evangelicalism has to offer, whereas those you are converting out of the Catholic Church tend to be the most biblically illiterate and uneducated. 

You’re on the wrong and losing side my friend. I would encourage you to read more carefully, study Scripture more deeply, pray more seriously, take your head out of the sand and join the throng of joyful converts into the Catholic Church. You can read more about this Nathaniel here and thanks for writing.

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