Skip to comments.EWTN - The Journey Home - December 1 - Dr. Steven C. Smith (former Willow Creek)
Posted on 12/01/2008 10:27:25 AM PST by NYer
Marcus Grodi welcomes Dr. Steven C. Smith, formerly with Willow Creek ministries. This is open line Monday. You may call in questions to 1-800-221-9460 or email Marcus at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is some background information on Willow Creek Ministries.
The mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each possessing all the attributes of Deity.
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God's saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God's saving grace not human effort and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church's role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. For more details, please ask for our complete Statement of Faith at the information kiosks.
For those who enjoy this program.
Is there an attached article that explains his conversion to Roman Catholicism?
Sorry, no. I googled his name and searched the catholic blogs. We’ll just have to watch the program to learn the answer to that question.
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