Rome Sweet Home?

It is August of 1993, in Chicago. A meeting of the World Parliament of Religions, forerunner of the coming World Church. Do I need tell you which religious group played the leading role in this most Satanic of assemblies? It seemed the whole world was running to Rome in those days homesweethome.

In 1994, continuing my research into the Roman question, I was introduced to a book that has become quite popular in Protestant leadership circles. It is the story of a leader who converted to the Roman system, Scott Hahn. His book is called Rome Sweet Home.

After I read the book, I was amazed at how solid, even now, some of the arguments sound to me. I had to go immediately to the Word of God, to reassure myself that things hadn’t really changed there. When I was confident that it was Scott, and not the Bible, that was making a change, I spent most of an entire day writing the following letter. I trust it will benefit you, and help you understand once more how clever is the Enemy, how close are his deceptions, and how serious is the matter of personal discipleship, and commitment to seeking out the truth of God’s Word.

An Open Letter to Scott Hahn

In the Name of the Sole Head of the Church, which is His Body, I greet you.

My name is Bob Faulkner. I am a Christian, and a teacher in the Chicago Public School

System. I was originally ordained to the ministry of a Protestant denomination, but am now

supporting myself in the secular world. As a student of the Roman question these past years, a former member of Romanism by choice, and earlier still, a “cradle Catholic,” it was only a matter of time, I guess, before I would read your works.

While fighting my own “reformation” in the 60’s, in Cincinnati, I was thrust from my Protestant denomination, which I had adopted early in my life, after the original Catholic phase.

At question then was the baptism of the Holy Ghost. My pastor in this awkward period of my life was a good friend of your fatherEUR’inEUR’law, who I came to know and respect. I think we met only once, but Dr. Jerry Kirk’s preaching, life, and openness to the things of God, helped mold my own thinking. I am indebted to him.

Wanting to be true only to God and His Word, I too gave up what seemed to be a promising career in the “ministry.” My own denomination said I could not preach any more, and my newly adopted church had problems with some of my theology also.

As I continued walking in my new spiritual experience, I felt I was supposed to open to the Roman Catholic system. It is a tale not unlike your own, of a man aching for truth, willing to follow God anywhere, give up anything.

But as I have written in my testimony, the struggle did not end at the threshold of the Roman door. Continued honesty before God continued to bring me into confrontations. Seven years later the journey ended in a total reversal, when I realized I would never fit in to the curious assortment of collected truths called Rome.

Rome wasn’t sweet, or home, to me. I marvel that it is to you. And I have read every word of your book. Rome’s lambEUR’like, ChristianEUR’like, BibleEUR’like side had lured me in. Ah freedom! Ah, I’m home!

But when the doors shut behind me it slowly occurred to me what I had done. In accepting certain teachings and certain personages within Rome’s system, I closed my eyes to the greater truth: that it is an amalgamation of, not only Christ ‘s Words, but also the words of Thomas Aquinas, the words of the fathers, the words of the Popes, the words of the councils…This system is what the Bible refers to as “Babylon.” It is pure confusion.

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