Monday, March 8, 2010

Dr. David Anders Conversion to Catholicism


  1. Dear Dr. Anders,
    I too was raised conservative Evangelical, though I went to, and later taught at Moody Bible Institute and taught music at Trinity, what is now TIU in Deerfield (really Bannockburn, IL) and I live in Chicago now. But I am the only one in my family, so far, who has converted to the Roman Catholic Church, and that was in 1990, so I'm celebrating 20 years as a Catholic. You'll get to celebrate 7 years this November. But I went through some of the same contortions and agony as you in having my childhood faith and theology turned upside down and inside out by the truth of the true Church. I'm grateful now and still seek to go deeper in purifying my mind and soul with the Truth, who is our Lord Jesus, acting through His beloved bride, THE Church. People in the church where I converted, St. Ita's, have been helpful the whole way, and your article in the CHN newsletter was particularly helpful. Thanks for your insights.
    A fellow convert,
    Mark Lindeblad

  2. This is such an inspring testimony and witness to Truth. Dr. Anders, you are brilliant and your story is lovely.

    For me, 5.5 years ago, when I had my 'heart/soul' conversion to the Catholic faith, and returned to full Communion in the Church, (after reading 3 books one weekend!) it was like I'd been seeing through a glass darkly and then the grace of God just drenched me, to overflowing, and opened my closed eyes to see, my deaf ears to hear the Truth about the One Church Jesus founded, and instantly dropped all my bias against her and craved to be the core! It's been challenging at times, painful to lose some friends, but delightful to gain 100 fold more. To have been so blessed to go to Rome w/ Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina 3 years ago was certainly a "high point" but just being back in the One True Church is the reason I'm most grateful and joyful these days. Truth is all that can satisfy us, for we're created to know and truly love nothing less!

    God bless you and your family.


  3. Mother and Virgin ... Pray for us

    Canticles 4:7 >
    "There is not a spot in thee."
    Wisdom 7:26 >
    "She is the ... unspotted mirror of God's majesty."
    Psalm 45:5 >
    "The most High hath sanctified His own tabernacle."

    What saves your soul … Heresy or Catholic Dogma ?

    1. Can the Ex-Cathedra Dogma from 20 Catholic Councils be rejected and ignored by the meeting known as the “Vatican-2 council” ? There are over 200 heresies against Dogma in the V-2 documents.

    No it can’t -- Section 12 of

    2. Can you get your own soul to Heaven if you don’t know and believe the Ex-Cathedra Dogma of the Catholic Church ?

    No you can’t -- Sections 5.1 and 9 of

    3. Have you ever seen the Catholic Ex-Cathedra Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy, ignorance of the Dogma, or for physical participation in a heretical society?

    No you haven’t -- Section 13.2 of

    4. Have you ever seen the De Fide Catholic Dogma that you must believe to get to Heaven ?

    No you haven’t -- Section 3 of

    5. Is there Ex-Cathedra Dogma on water baptism which rules out “baptism of desire” and “baptism of blood” ?

    Yes there is -- Section 7.2 of

    6. Is there Catholic Dogma on how to re-enter the Catholic Church after automatic excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretical society such as the vatican-2 or sspx cults?

    Yes there is -- Section 19.1 of

    7. Can you get to Heaven as a participant in a heretical society which rejects even a single Catholic Dogma … “worshiping” - for example - the “vatican-2 god” or the “sspx god” in their meeting halls ?

    No you can’t -- Sections 13.2, 88, 90, 99, and 105 of

    8. Was Jesus Christ a jew ? (The judaism apostasy out of the Israelite covenant started about 200 B.C.)

    No He wasn’t -- Section 39.1 of

    9. Will the Catholic writing of Saint Matthew 16:18, the “Gates of Hell” scripture, keep you out of Hell if you die as a vatican-2-ist in the vatican-2 heresy ?

    No it won’t, the Church has defined it as … heresy not prevailing against the Dogma -- Section 13.3

    10. Was the “Vatican-2 council” of apostasy set up well before 1962 ?

    Yes it was -- Sections 20, 20.1, and 20.2 of

    11. Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church and … is one in the Catholic Church if he rejects even a single Dogma of the Church ?

    No, and no -- Sections 1, 2, 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 7, 7.2, 8, and 9 of

    12. Are a great many people saved from Hell ?
    Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church: “It is certain that few are saved.”

    No … very few are saved -- Section 22 of