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Richard Bennett’s Testimony

Former Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett delivers his heart to heart testimony of true Biblical salvation apart from the Catholic Church. This is a story of many years of searching for truth and eventually leading to the authority of scripture and true Christianity. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share Read More

The Soul of a Priest – Leo Lehmann


I was born in 1895 in Dublin. I have no joyous memories of my boyhood years. A sense of constant fear overshadowed everything. Fear is bound up with every act of religion with the priest…whether confession, attendance at Sunday Mass, what to eat on fasting days and days of abstinence, hell, heaven, purgatory, or death and the judgment of an angry God.

Yesterday a Priest and today a Missionary – Dario A. Santamaria


n our home we had a beautiful Bible in which we noted marriages, deaths, and births; a Bible that was a silent witness to the activities of our home, and a witness that never spoke to us because we were never taught to read it. As I began to read some parts, many doubts were created within me, and I wanted to resolve them. I believed that I should get closer to those who lived what the Bible taught.

True Gospel in the Context of My Own Testimony – Richard M. Bennett


It is unscriptural to think that salvation begins by Christ first coming into the sinful heart of a man. It is essential to understand that natural man is totally deficient in and of himself. It is not that he is merely weak and needs stimulation; spiritually he is dead. In the words of the Apostle, “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.

Once a Jesuit, Now a Child of God – Bob Bush


I finally realized after much conviction of the Holy Spirit that not giving myself totally to Him, one hundred percent, was grieving my Lord, as I was sinning a sin of compromise. I also came to realize that the Roman Catholic Church cannot change. If it did change, there would be no Pope, no rosary, no purgatory, no priests, no mass, etc. After 17 years of brainwashing, I got my brain washed and cleansed by the Holy Spirit. In a word, what was happening to me over this period is explained in Romans 12:1-2.

Pilgrimage From Rome – Bartholomew F. Brewer


I truly believed that God had called me to serve Him. An ethical dilemma was staring me in the face. What was I to do? Yes, there were priests who did not believe all the dogmas of Rome. Yes there were priests who secretly had wives and families. Yes, I could remain a Catholic Chaplain and continue serving without voicing my disagreements.

I Was Not Antagonistic To The Truth – Bruno Bottesin


At last I thought I had found the right place for my ministry. I was a teacher in the seminary, pastor of a good parish, and had gained the favor of the Bishop. I organized a very fine Action Group. I worked day and night for my people with great zeal, but very soon I began to realize that all my activities and teaching of the Catechism and Roman dogma were not able to change the lives of my people.

My Encounter With God – Guido Scalzi


I returned to the monastery and began to read the Holy Bible in Italian. For my spirit and soul, it was like a fountain of water for someone that thirsts and sight for the blind. Each page brought new surprises and new light, like opened windows to the walls of a prison. Is it possible? I would repeat to myself. Is it possible that I lived so many years without ever knowing all of these marvelous things? One day I told Pastor Tortorelli how I felt. “The Lord is calling you out of falsehood. Leave everything, and be converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” was his response.

A Monk for Twenty Years and then Born Again – Renato di Lorenzo


I would never have believed that I would leave the Roman Catholic Church, even less the priesthood. If someone had predicted it, I would have thought it impossible.
I entered the Salesian Order at the age of fifteen, and in due time, I was ordained to the priesthood.

From Death to Life – Carlo Fumagalli


In the Higher Seminary of the Consolata at Turin (as is the case in every other Catholic seminary and college) the study was based on Aristotle’s Greek philosophy that, with theology, was a pre-requisite for all the higher academic grades in Holy Scripture. Roman Catholic theology is thus built up around pagan philosophy. The Bible in turn is influenced and pervaded by an adulterated theology. This approach to the Bible is obviously wrong since the Word of God cannot be linked to or influenced by any human philosophy or doctrine (see Colossians 2:8, II Timothy 2:9).