Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Welcome home, David Meyer!

Francis Beckwith, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society and convert to the Catholic Church, brought to his readers' attention David Meyer's announcement that he is becoming a Roman Catholic.

I find this paragraph at the end very compelling, though it is best to put it in context by reading David's rather succinct explanation of why he felt compelled to swim the Tiber:
The Catholic Church is the only option left. In many ways it is a bitter pill to swallow for me. I have been very critical of Catholic doctrine as a Protestant. Much that they believe I am not inclined to believe. But I will have to submit to the mind of what I must believe is the church Christ founded.
Faith, as David has discovered, is not about believing whatever we as individuals are inclined to believe.  That is not true faith in God; it is merely faith in oneself.  Humans, left to their own devices, are inclined to believe any number of things.  Faith, as St. Paul points out at the beginning and ending of Romans, is inseparably tied to obedience.  And faithful obedience means "to submit to the mind of...the church Christ founded."  Jesus himself once told this Church, "he who hears you, hears me."

Welcome home, David!


As a follow-up, I have since found another link to David's conversion at Principium Unitatis, where a link is given to Christopher Lake's reversion back to the Catholic faith.

David Meyer's original announcement can be read here.

Christopher Lake's announcement is found embedded in the combox at Called to Communion.  (The article and comments are worth reading!)

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