Sunday, May 06, 2007

News: President of the Evangelical Theological Society returns to Rome

Dr. Francis Beckwith, the (former) president of the Evangelical Theological Society, has returned home to Rome. Since the ETS seeks to keep Catholics out via its statement of faith (which a Catholic would agree with), Dr. Beckwith will probably not be maintaining his membership much longer.

The responses are varied. Some non-Catholics are furious, disappointed, and regretful. Other non-Catholics are sympathetic and encouraging. All the Catholics are overjoyed -- surprise, surprise. One wonders if some of the non-Catholics are now sure that Dr. Beckwith was never saved to begin with, if he's gone off and joined the "pagan church". There's a fair share of ignorance of the Catholic faith in the comments on Dr. Beckwith's blog article, regarding the history of the Biblical canon, the saving work of Christ on the cross, justification (yes, Catholics believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, cf. Eph 2:8), and other topics.

Pray for him and his family. The angels and saints around the throne of God are doing the same; you'll be in good company.

2 comments:

Chad Toney said...

Hi! Found you blog from a search on Beckwith's reversion... looks like we read a lot of the same folks!

Pax,
Chad

japhy said...

Same bloggers, I take it? (As opposed to book authors.)

I heard about Dr. Beckwith through Tiber Jumper.