Roads To Rome; Being Personal Records Of Some Of The More Recent Converts To The Catholic Faith, With An Introduction By His Eminence Cardinal Vaughan

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  • ISBN-13: 9780217278607
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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A CATHOLIC LAWYER, A Doctor Of Laws, Gives an account of his conversion to the Catholic faith in these words:— What led me to embrace the Catholic faith, when a law- student of twenty-two, was the many and serious differences of belief prevailing in the different Protestant sects, and even within the Church of England itself; and yet all these disputants appealed to the Sacred Scriptures as their one standard of truth, interpreted, however, by each individual for himself and upon his own responsibility. I was brought up by a pious widowed mother in the so-called Evangelical school of the Church of England, as modified by John Wesley. I received regular religious instruction, which consisted of the Church of England Catechism and Scripture history, and I learnt by heart every day at least two texts of Scripture. I also had pecuniary rewards occasionally given to me for learning by heart certain entire chapters in the Bible, and a special " tip" (I think half a crown) for committing to memory the whole of Dr. Watts's "Divine and Moral Songs." My mother's views were, in fact, a mixture of Calvinism and Arminianism, though, like Wesley, she scouted the name of Calvinism asdangerous heresy. I was taught that man was justified by faith alone without good works—which, however, must be done after justification ; that when he put his trust in Christ as his own individual Saviour, he was at once converted and justified, the righteousness of Christ was imputed to him, and he felt within himself the infallible assurance of pardon. But, on the other hand, she taught me, in opposition to the strict Calvinists, that we had free will, were accountable for our actions, and were notsure of final perseverance, but might, after conversion, become backsliders...
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