Saturday, January 04, 2014

Former Catholic debunker converts to RC Church

This is a few years old, but just called to my attention, significant for the connections involved: via Steve Ray, "Another Evangelical Convert to the Catholic Church" (Defenders of the Catholic Faith, January 12, 2010), from Francis Beckwith’s Blog Return to Rome, news that Joshua Betancourt, co-author of the book with Norman Geisler, Is Rome the True Church?, attempts to debunk Catholic claims and out just four years ago. Francis Beckwith writes:
One of my Baylor philosophy PhD students brought to my attention today that Norman Geisler’s co-author of Is Rome the True Church? (Crossway Books, 2008), Joshua Betancourt, has converted to Catholicism! This has been confirmed by Doug Beaumont, a friend of Mr. Betancourt’s. Here’s what Doug writes on his blog:
“One chapter in the book Is Rome the True Church? is dedicated to why this is happening. Interestingly, the book’s co-author, a friend of mine named Joshua Betancourt, converted to Roman Catholicism shortly after the book was published! Nor is he the only one. I know several people, whose minds I highly respect, who have made the same decision (Francis Beckwith, J. Budziszewski, to name some famous recent converts). Of course, the opposite is happening too – lots of RC’s are converting to some form of Protestant-Evangelicalism.”
[Hat tip to JM]

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