An Idol or the Lord?
Dr. Peter Kreeft on the Eucharist, former Calvinist, converted to Catholicism.
"If the Catholics are wrong about this, and we Protestants are right — if these are just sacred symbols, then Catholics are not only idolaters, but they are the stupidest idolaters in history. They’re bowing down to bread, and they’re worshipping wine, thinking it’s Almighty God.
How could they be that stupid, and more important, how could the Holy Spirit fall asleep for fifteen hundred years, and wait until the Protestant reformers to tell us that that was a mistake?
On the other hand, if the Catholics are right, then we Protestants who don’t believe in the Real Presence are missing out on the most amazing and astounding and intimate union with God that is possible in this life. We’re like reducing a marriage to a friendship.
So that really bothered me. I didn’t know where to go with it.”
— Dr. Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, on his conversion from Calvinism to Catholicism
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