Wednesday, September 17, 2008

KEN GUINDON: "HISTORY IS NOT ENOUGH!: Why Do Ancient Churches Attract Evangelicals?"

MP3 Available Here

KEN GUINDON, a former Roman Catholic who after a twisting and turning journey in search of God's Truth eventually embraced, abandoned, then finally returned to Evangelical Christianity, will give his fascinating testimony and will address the theme of his book: "HISTORY IS NOT ENOUGH!: Why Do Ancient Churches Attract Evangelicals?"

According to Ken Guindon's promotional material for "History Is Not Enough!":

"The number of evangelicals joining the Roman Catholic or the Eastern Orthodox Church has markedly increased during the last thirty years. Church history definitely played an important role in their decision. This phenomenon is noteworthy because many of these converts are well-educated, former evangelical ministers. Following the apostles’ death, how did church life evolve under the influence of sacramental teaching and worship? This study provides a detailed discussion of the two great Christian sacraments: baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and of the ancient churches’ views concerning salvation, Mary, the saints and their images. Ken Guindon provides us with a passionate discussion of the questions Christians face today as they examine history for foundations for faith. Here, the apostolic and biblical faith confronts the liturgical and sacramental views of both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches."

“Written with a loving heart, this work is worth reading by everyone interested in authentic Christianity and is particularly helpful for anyone who is tempted to think that age and claims to infallibility are criteria of the true church.” —Robert L. Saucy, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

During this interview, Ken will focus on his own spiritual journey that led him to write "History Is Not Enough!" Raised in the Catholic Church, Ken thirsted for God. He spent 16 years in the Jehovah’s Witnesses and after months of spiritual struggle, Ken found Jesus Christ as his Savior. Baptized in the First Baptist Church of Van Nuys, California and later ordained to the ministry, he began a ministry to evangelize other religions and cults. In 1978, the Guindon family moved to France where he served as a missionary with the Torchbearer Fellowship and later with Baptist Mid-Missions. Ken trained catechists in Mexico and he spoke and wrote programming for Spanish language radio in the Los Angeles area.

After approximately 13 years of being very actively involved in Independent, Fundamentalist, Landmark Baptist circles, Ken became disillusioned particularly with their Dispensationalism, which he could not justify biblically, and returned to the Roman Catholic Faith. On June 19, 1998, while working for EWTN (the Eternal Word Television Network), which is the largest Roman Catholic television network, Ken was interviewed by Marcus Grodi on the well-known Roman Catholic television program"The Journey Home", produced by The Coming Home Network International, which regularly features interviews with individuals who have left Protestantism, the cults or world religions and converted to Catholicism (or returned to it). Ken's interview is, remarkably, still available on
Marcus Grodi's web site.

After approximately 11 years in the Roman communion Ken entered Eastern Orthodoxy, where he remained for approximately 7 years before finally returning to Evangelical Christianity at the age of 65, and now professes to be a baptistic Calvinist.

Ken fully realizes that due to his history of apparent instability in his theological experience he is vulnerable to the charge of not heeding the admonishment of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:14: "...we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming", but believes every path he has taken was motivated by a genuine, sincere desire to honor, obey and serve God rightly. He now realizes his greatest error was searching for "The One True Church", rather than seeking out fellow believers in the One True Gospel.

Purchase Ken's book here.

2 comments:

Annoyed Pinoy said...

Unfortunately, Ken Guindon are returned to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

I found out here:
http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2009/07/setting-record-straight-instability-of.html

here's Ken's public statement:

http://articulifidei.blogspot.com/2009/07/setting-record-straight-public.html

Wayne said...

if he has renounced is belief in the book he has written "Ken renounces the theological opinions he espoused in the book “History Is Not Enough!”. Ken has concluded that his published opinions really amounted to a denial of historical Christian beliefs that he was refusing to accept as factual. Now reconciled to the Orthodox Church, he wishes to make public that he categorically rejects all statements in the book “History Is Not Enough!” that are not in harmony with the teachings of the Holy Catholic Orthodox Church." why is he still selling it..........if he believes it to be error why is he still profiting from it.

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