Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Conversion of Sweden's Most Influential Pastor Causes Pain and Disillusion

Ulf Ekman, the top Evangelical Protestant minister in Sweden, recently converted to Roman Catholicism. In his explanation as to why he converted he said:

"I discovered how little I really knew about [Catholics], their spirituality and their beliefs. Unconsciously I carried many prejudices and bad attitudes and have been quick to judge them without really knowing what they actually believed. It has been good to discover and to repent from nonchalant and shallow opinions, based not on their own sources but on their opponents, and to discover a very rich heritage, a strong theological foundation and a deep love for Jesus Christ among them."

Ulf Ekman concludes:

"This is not a severing of ties. The Lord gave me a word a few months ago: 'The task is fulfilled but the friendship remains.' We treasure the friendship we have with you in the Lord and believe we will, in a different capacity continue to have a living fellowship and a deep unity in Jesus."

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