Tagged: conversion

What were you thinking?

So, you’ve been to the Catholic Church for the first time, what now?

You took the plunge, you went to the nearest Catholic Church. But you didn’t take my advice. It was too intimidating to follow all those people in. So, you did a little reconnaissaince. You found the Mass times and you decided to go at a time when the building would be vacant. First, you drove by and saw no one there. So, you parked and inspected the grounds. 
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Analysis of a Conversion – Why I left the Catholic Church, Public Schools

I can truly say I lived a sheltered life, until I was enrolled in Public School. I had been led to believe that teachers were nice people who loved children. But my very first teacher was a chain smoking woman who loved nothing better than to crack her knuckles or her ruler on the nearest student, just cause she could. 
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Analysis of a Conversion – Why I left the Catholic Church, other Christians

I’ve been cataloguing the main reasons why I left the Church. In case you’re keeping up, so far I’ve gone through the introduction, the devil’s trick, my aversion to kneeling, my hatred of the Mass, and in my previous entry, I revealed that one of the reasons that I left the Catholic Church was becauase of the witness of other Catholics. But Catholics weren’t the only ones giving poor witness in 
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Analysis of a Conversion – Why I left the Catholic Church, other Catholics

I’ve heard this one before from Protestants. Many of us don’t give a very good example of Christian living. Look at the Kennedys. Our beloved President, John F. Kennedy, flaunted his affairs before the whole world. Our Supreme Court is mostly Catholic. Have they overturned Rowe vs Wade? No. If anything, they’ve solidified it. 
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Analysis of a Conversion – Why I left the Catholic Church, I didn’t like the Mass

 The Mass? Yep, the Mass.

In the last article, I revealed how, one of the reasons that I left the Catholic Church is because I didn’t like to kneel and pray. It seemed excruciating torture to me. And it was forced upon me by my parents, especially my grandmother, whenever she prayed. Therefore, I learned, at a very young age, to despise and avoid prayer at all costs. Read more

Analysis of my conversion, kneeling

Kneeling? Yep. Kneeling. I didn’t like to kneel.

Raise your hand if you can’t stand to kneel.
In the last, “Analysis of a Conversion”, I related how, when I was about 5 years old, my grandmother taught me about the power of the faith of a mustard seed. And how I completely missed the point….

Please keep Jason Stellman in your prayers

After recently converting to the Catholic Church, Jason writes:

Two Years a Catholic
Posted by Jason Stellman on September 23, 2014 in Apologetics, Catholicism, Featured, I Fought the Church, Suffering, The PCA, Westminster Seminary California | 991 comments

On September 23rd, 2012 (two years ago today), I was received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Humanly speaking, it was one of the worst decisions I have ever made.
The last two years have brought me almost nothing but loss.

It was a faith filled and courageous move for Jason to do what he did.  Praise God and pray to God that he will give him the grace to continue fighting the good fight.  As the Scripture says:

Philippians 3:7-9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Righteousness from God. [But] whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss[a] because of Christ. More than that, I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having any righteousness of my own based on the law but that which comes through faith in Christ,the righteousness from God, depending on faith

and also:

Romans 8:17New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

17 and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.