Friday, April 16, 2010

Jeremy Tate on Evangelical Reunion in the Catholic Church

Over at "Called to Communion," guest blogger Jeremy Tate has published an interesting essay in which he offers a brief assessment of the call to Christian unity by legendary Westminster Seminary professor,  John M. Frame. Here's a snippet:
Reformed Christians generally love St. Augustine. They also love John Frame.  Yet, one says we sin if we do not worship the Eucharist, the other says we sin if we do.  Who should be trusted?  The difference between these two beliefs is that one has been affirmed by the Catholic Church and the other has been rejected as heretical. This is the same Catholic Church that rejected Arianism to the glory of Christ’s deity. The same Church that affirmed the reality of Christ’s humanity in the face of heretical docetism. The same Church that rejected the man-centered soteriology of Pelagius for the grace-centered theology of St. Augustine.  This Church maintains and safeguards the Apostolic deposit of faith. This is the goodness of Christ manifested in the world — the offer of being incorporated into His bride, the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
Mr. Tate, a student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., was received into the Catholic Church in February. You can read the entirety of Mr. Tate's essay here.

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