The 2007 return of Francis Beckwith, President of the Evangelical Theology Society, to the Catholic Church of his youth caused quite a stir in Evangelical circles. On the Internet, copious amounts of ASCII were spilled either lionizing or vilifying Dr. Beckwith’s decision. Many Evangelicals found themselves on the defensive, as they had to justify their continued “protest” against Rome in the face of many conversions and reversions such as Dr. Beckwith’s.
Two prominent Evangelicals, Norman Giesler and Joshua Betancourt, even wrote a book in response to this phenomenon of Evangelicals becoming Catholic entitled Is Rome the True Church?, describing it as “a major critical analysis of the Roman Catholic Church’s exclusive claim of infallibility.” In the book the authors go into substantial detail explaining why Rome is NOT the true church.
But, in a case of irony that could only originate with God, it appears that co-author Joshua Betancourt has now decided to answer “yes” to the eponymous question; shortly after the book was published, he converted to the Catholic Church.