Saturday, November 01, 2008

Matatics On the Road Again

For those who enjoy the wandering ramblings of Gerry Matatics, here is a recent email from him about a new opportunity. I cut out the middle which is primarily about donations.


Dear Friends:

One of the foremost traditional Catholic educational leaders in our country has presented me with a unique opportunity to make the Biblical case for Catholicism to a Baptist group in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the next month or two. But if things go right, this can rapidly mushroom into a six-state speaking tour of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, west Texas, and Oklahoma. Please keep reading.

A God-sent evangelistic opportunity

As a former Protestant myself, I'm always thrilled with such opportunities to lay out the Scriptural, historical, and logical arguments for the Catholic Faith being the one true Faith and the Catholic Church being the one true Church, outside of which there is no salvation. I've been doing this full-time for 22 years now.

I know the mindset of these folks very well. As you may know, I myself was a convinced Baptist for many years -- throughout my high school, university, and graduate school years -- before finally embracing Presbyterianism while completing my Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and becoming an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.

From first-hand personal experience I readily understand Baptist misconceptions and prejudices. I know how their mind works and how they handle Scripture. And, by God's grace, I've been very blessed to successfully persuade many Baptists over the years to embrace the Catholic Faith, in the hundreds of cities and towns I've spoken in so far.

… [donations requested]

Whichever way you choose to donate, I look forward to hearing from you if you can help make this trip a reality. I honestly don't know anyone else who travels all across the country as I do, from Alaska to Florida, from Maine to Hawaii, bringing the hard-hitting traditional Catholic message that I do. Despite my unworthiness, I truly believe that, by God's grace, this apostolate is unique, and uniquely deserves your prayerful support and the support of every clear-minded Catholic in this age of inconsistency, doctrinal confusion, and near-universal apostasy.

Thank you for keeping me going in this crusade to bring the unadulterated Catholic Faith to every man, woman, and child in America before it's too late. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested in helping. Thanks, and may God richly bless you and your family! You already know, I'm sure, that we remember all our donors and all their loved ones in our family rosary every evening. God be with you, now and forever.

Your servant in Christ Our King and Mary Our Queen Mother,

Gerry Matatics, Founder & President
Biblical Foundations International


7 comments:

Matthew said...

OK buddy, if your conversion is sincere, why then to you present yourself as so, well, non-Catholic?

Rhology said...

Sweet, Oklahoma!
I hope he comes somewhere near me.

James Swan said...

Sweet, Oklahoma!
I hope he comes somewhere near me.


....careful what you hope for.

GeneMBridges said...

Indeed. He visited my locale a few months ago, but I missed it, because I didn't see the announcement until that very day. I'd love to see that. There's something a tad humorous to me about a schismatic Catholic making these presentations.

James Swan said...

Indeed. He visited my locale a few months ago, but I missed it, because I didn't see the announcement until that very day. I'd love to see that. There's something a tad humorous to me about a schismatic Catholic making these presentations.

Both Carrie and I have seen one of Gerry's talks, which we blogged here.

It may sound mean, but the X Files theme music would work well for the presentation.

Carrie said...

It may sound mean, but the X Files theme music would work well for the presentation.


Or The Twilight Zone.

:)

bkaycee said...

Bet he gets some interesting emails from main stream Catholics, although the vast majority are clueless about Catholicism never mind sedavacantism.