It was a real struggle to accept my Catholic faith. For I was a stubborn evangelical for many years. I had tons of evangelical doctrine books, software and study bibles as well. Believe me I DIDN’T WANT TO BECOME A CATHOLIC. But history doesn’t lie, especially early church history.
Two things really won me over and that was the new birth found in water baptism and the real presence of our Lord in the blessed Eucharist. Before my acceptance I read every evangelical book I could to find, for reasons enough to explain away the truths of these things. I read where baptism was just a sign of an inward grace and communion was a solemn occasion of remembrance of what our Lord did. But when I examined the OVERWHELMING writings of the church fathers NONE of them believed such a thing! They ALL held to baptism BEING the new birth and our Lord really being real IN the hosts of the Eucharist. Evangelical writers totally ignore these truths. So here I was in a dilemma. I had to choose and be honest with myself and with real church history. Now I have peace, because I have accepted these blessed sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist as the Catholic church all along has taught. I wanted to tell you about this, because maybe some of you are straddling the fence with some issues as I did. If you are post it here. I love to hear your testimony.