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[quote:eso661uy]According to Wikipedia.org (I know that it isn’t a reliable source of information,) it stated that Jack Chick converted to Christianity. I’m not sure if this is true or not.[/quote:eso661uy]
IIRC he was in the Navy before he “gave his life to Christ” and “became a Christian” The problem is that the type of Protestantism he adheres to holds a very different definition of what makes one a Christian than many other Protestants, let alone Orthodox or Catholics do. In his way of belief, one “makes a decision for Christ” and at that moment one is “saved” with “eternal assurance” in other words, if you do it the correct way, you are saved, and there is no way that you can back out of it.
What is not discussed is that one does not have to be a Protestant, or even a believer to have heard most if not all the nasty calumnies against the Catholic Church. Just as one does not have to be a Christian to hear the Blood libels against Jews. I had dinner with a friend recently. She is a Catholic, who for years had abandoned the Faith, married a man who was raised in an athiest family. He teaches High School Trig, Physics, and Science. He thinks himself to be a rationalist, and while he calls himself an athiest, his arguments are more agnostic. However even though he was raised in an athiestic and rationalistic home, he still can recount the anti-semetic and anti-catholic conspiracy theories that he was taught by his parents while growing up. So when I say that Chick may have been raised with anti-cathoicism it does not follow that he was raised in a religious family. Some of the worst anti-catholics are athiests. There is also the fact that people of Chick’s bent do not believe (and most Protestants would agree with him) that there is a visible Church, but that there are those who are saved and those who are damned in all the churches, those who are saved, form an invisible church, and are the “true christians” even though they believe in conflicting doctrines which the other one condemns as heretical.