A Presbyterian is in the process of coming into full communion with the Catholic
Church. I can’t imagine the courage it must take for a Protestant to leave his church home in order to become a Catholic. While we can fell great joy we should never be triumphant.
It must be very hard for the church family that he is leaving behind. Please keep David Meyer, his family, and former congregation in your prayers.
David wrote a letter to explain why he is leaving. He writes in part:
According to Sola Scriptura, as defined by Keith Mathison,
Scripture is ‘the sole source of revelation; [the] the final authoritative norm of doctrine and practice; to be interpreted in and by the church, and that it [is] to be interpreted according to the regula fidei.’.
The problem with this doctrine is that when a believer disagrees with the leaders he is supposed to submit to, he then finds other leaders that agree with his interpretation to submit to. This is not submitting to church authority, it is submitting to self. Submitting to yourself is just another way of saying you don’t submit at all! There is a helpful way to remember this concept:
“If I only submit when I agree, the one to whom I submit is me.”
Read the whole letter here:http://newchristendom.blogspot.com/2010/06/letter-to-gspcpca.html
Again please keep him in your prayers. He is leaving his whole world behind. I have heard some incredible conversion stories. Often, those who leave their church for the Catholic Church are ostracized by their friends and sometimes their extended family.
We cradle Catholics often take our faith for granted. But those who enter the Church as Adults, make sacrifices that we cannot truly understand.