[quote=Georgia]I too was raised Baptist, pretty close to the far edge of the fundamentalist Baptist spectrum. Many people like me were raised memorizing quite a bit of scripture. As a child, I was aware of holes in the theory that makes Protestantism viable. They were explained away with “You just have to be convicted of …”
With that in mind, those like me are at least secretly interested in a fair comparison of sola scriptura and the true Faith. I read Catholicism and Fundamentalism, Karl Keating’s spectacular work, and that was all I needed. A few months later, I was sitting in the confessional getting ready to receive Our Lord.[/QUO
I have a similar background as Georgia. If a person is always taught to believe only the Bible, they have to look over some of the holes. When I read A Biblical Defense of Catholicism
by Dave Armstrong, many of those holes got filled in. At that point, I realized the picture was slightly different than I had always believed. This book is packed with tons of scriptural basis for Catholic beliefs. People who are not raised “Bible Christians” do not understand how difficult it is to to believe something that is not pretty explicitly in scripture. That’s why I found this book very good. It defends Catholicism strictly on scriptural grounds. Once I saw the beliefs have some Biblical support, it was easier to accept the other thing, such as the teaching authority of the Church.