Randall Watters  Tom Cabeen 2008 

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Phone Interview with Tom Cabeen 5/16/08, former Jehovah's Witness, now Roman Catholic in faith

Theme: Is Your Relationship with God about "Knowing Things"?

Part 1: Why I Became a Roman Catholic After Leaving the Watchtower (34 minutes)

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Part 2: Difference in Perspective with Jehovah's Witnesses and Catholicism (39 minutes)

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Questions reviewed:

1. After all you learned about religion and Christianity as a Jehovah's Witness, how could you make such a blind leap of faith into an ancient religion?

2. What did you find wrong with the Protestant churches and evangelicalism?

3. What does Catholicism have to offer you and your family, Tom?

4. How differently do you view Jehovah's Witnesses now?

5. What is your recommended reading list?

6. What is a CULT to you, Tom?


Tom Cabeen's Book list for background information
Four Witnesses, by Rob Bennett
Mere Christianity
and The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
Catholicism and Fundamentalism and What Catholics Really Believe, by Karl Keating
Catholic Christianity and A Handbook of Christian Apologetics, by Peter Kreeft
Theology for Beginners and Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed
Evangelical Is Not Enough and Being Catholic, by Thomas Howard
The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Conversion stories that helped me:
Crossing the Tiber by Stephen Ray
Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic, by David Currie
Surprised by Truth series, by Patrick Madrid
Honey from the Rock, (Jewish conversion stories) compiled by Roy Schoemann

Discussion on HELL with Tom Cabeen (5/16/08)

Randy's Site Links:

The Apostolic Fathers

The Watchtower and the Ante-Nicene Fathers

Hell: Traditionalist vs. Conditionalist Views

I could have added the ante-Nicene Fathers, or at least the Apostolic Fathers, but even they are pretty heavy reading for most readers. I love them, but they are not for everybody. That is why I didn't put them on the list.