Five Year Anniversary – excatholic4christ

Note: We’re preempting our usual Friday apologetics series for this anniversary post. Next Friday we’ll return back to our regular series.


Today marks the fifth-year anniversary of excatholic4christ. Wow! It’s absolutely amazing to me that it’s been five years since I started blogging. I’m grateful to the Lord for this humble ministry of (A) Gospel outreach to Roman Catholics and (B) warning evangelicals of the dangers of ecumenism with Rome.

I’m also grateful for every visitor to this blog. May Roman Catholics come out of their false church with its false gospel and accept Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone and may evangelical Christians awaken to the great spiritual dangers of ecumenism with Rome.

I truly appreciate all of the friends of this blog. My subject material is admittedly controversial in this era of increasing ecumenical accommodation and compromise. Thank you all for your encouragement in the Lord!

Each year at this time, I usually present the twenty-five most-viewed posts of the previous twelve months. Well, that list was always dominated by older posts that had been circulating around the internet for awhile. So this year, I thought I would change it up a bit by presenting two lists; A) the twelve most-viewed posts of the past year written prior to July 17, 2019 and B) the twelve most-viewed posts of the past year written in the last twelve months. Yup, absolutely I’m a nerd!

All titles are hyper-linked to the respective articles.


(A) Most-viewed posts of the past year written prior to July 17, 2019

The improbable “return” of Jimmy Swaggart – posted August 14, 2018 – 5624 views

Heluva Good New England Clam Dip Recipe – July 10, 2017 – 2963 views

Did Jesus or the apostles ever quote the Apocrypha? – May 22, 2017 – 1269 views

Rules about “holy water.” Who knew?!?! – June 16, 2016 – 1093 views

Question: When George Harrison was singing, “My Sweet Lord,” who was he singing to? – August 31, 2017 – 758 views

“If I take off my scapular prior to surgery and die on the operating table, will I still go to Heaven?” – January 17, 2017 – 694 views

What’s with all of those little candles at Catholic churches? – April 5, 2018 – 672 views

Ruth: Who/what was the other kinsman? – September 5, 2016 – 642 views

Catholicism’s “three-legged stool” – Broken for all the world to see! – December 8, 2107 – 531 views

Walter Martin was no admirer of Catholicism but dropped the ball in “Kingdom of the Cults” – October 7, 2015 – 513 views

The “churched,” the “unchurched,” the “dechurched,” and the believer – June 7, 2017 – 415 views

More on the CSN/Byrds/Buffalo Springfield Jesus Connection – January 25, 2016 – 402 views


(B) Most-viewed posts of the past year written after July 17, 2019

De-substantiation? What happens to the Jesus wafer after it is swallowed? – February 3, 2020 – 247 views

The “untimely” death of Kobe Bryant – January 27, 2020 – 241 views

John MacArthur’s Blog Series – Exposing the Heresies of the Roman Catholic Church – March 4, 2020 – 213 views

Rebutting a Catholic apologist, #1: “James Led the Council” – December 6, 2019 – 167 views

Popular Un-Biblical Sayings and Adages – July 31, 2019 – 151 views

Rebutting a Catholic apologist, #5: “All Are One in Christ” – January 3, 2020 – 149 views

Answering the rebuttals of a Catholic apologist, #22: “God Will Cut Off the Person Who Eats Blood” – May 1, 2020 – 137 views

Rebutting a Catholic apologist, #2: “No Other Foundation but Jesus”– December 13, 2019 – 121 views

Answering the rebuttals of a Catholic apologist, #11: “Don’t Add to God’s Word” – February 14, 2020 – 118 views

Pope Tells “Christians” to NEVER Try to Convert Unbelievers – January 13, 2020 – 115 views

Answering the rebuttals of a Catholic apologist, #12: “We Are Justified All At Once” – February 21, 2020 – 115 views

Twisted logic from an ecumenically-minded evangelical – August 27, 2019 – 113 views


Some nerdy five-year blog stats for excatholic4christ:

  • Total posts: 1652
  • Total words: 918,998 = 1.6X the length of “War and Peace”
  • Total views: 190,452
  • Total visitors: 93,919

53 thoughts on “Five Year Anniversary – excatholic4christ

  1. Tom! Happy 5th Anniversary of your blog! May GOD bless your ministry. May He encourage and inspire you continuously. And may a lot of RCs, through tour blog, be converted to Biblical Christianity. Kudos!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Tom! The work that you have done and do is important and necessary. I know it’s not always easy to separate the distain for the doctrines from the actual people but most times you manage that, and that in itself is notable accomplishment and I sincerely thank you for that. Blessings and love in Christ.

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    1. Thanks, brother Bruce! I appreciate the support and encouragement in the Lord! I’m glad I “stumbled across” your blog recently. I’m regularly encouraged and blessed by your posts.

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      1. Happy Anniversary Tom! I’m glad there are evangelicals like you who speak the truth and expose the darkness of Romanism. May the Lord bless you and your ministry.

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      2. Thank you, SB! And thank you for the very helpful references that you have provided for the Friday apologetics series. May the Lord bless you as well!

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  3. Happy 5th Papa Tom! I am SO thankful the Lord led me to your blog! I appreciate you and Corrine very much! Enjoy your day reflecting on God’s goodness and workings! May the Lord continue to give you strength to continue on for another year! Love and blessings!

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    1. Thanks very much. Mandy! I appreciate your encouragement and prayers! I’m glad we linked up here at WordPress and I enjoy your heartfelt postings. Lord bless you and Nathan in your service to Him!

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  4. Happy Anniversary, Tom. My blog turns five tomorrow. I appreciate your faithfulness in telling the truth about Roman Catholicism. These days, most evangelicals have no idea what Rome teaches or why the Protestant Reformation was necessary. Thanks for continuing to proclaim the truth.

    Your posts about The Byrds always brought back memories. Yeah, I’m a fellow Boomer. 🙂

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    1. Hi DebbieLynne! Thanks so much for the encouragement in the Lord! And Happy Five Year Blog Anniversary to you! I’m appreciate your faithfulness at The Outspoken Tulip! Yes, so many evangelicals have been steamrolled by ecumenism. But with God’s grace we can keep lighting candles of truth! Press on, sister!
      p.s. Always nice to converse with a fellow baby boomer blogger who remembers the Byrds! I haven’t posted anything about the Byrds in awhile, but I have a “throwback” post about the Byrds (and Jesus) sitting in the queue for publication in a couple of weeks.

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  5. Answering your question on my blog: Day looks good! Finished a youth Bible study this morning/afternoon. We’re trying to round up more of our youths in this time. I had a blessed time!

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  6. Happy Anniversary Tom! I pray that the Lord bring Roman Catholics to the knowledge of salvation through your ministry here on WordPress. And also open the eyes of the ecumenically minded evangelicals who are increasingly flocking to Rome these days. Press on!

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  7. I so appreciate your blog, Tom. Happy Anniversary! May God continue to bless you, your family, and this blog! Keep up the good work! I added your blog to my blog roll this year and there is a very good reason why.

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    1. Thanks, brother, and thank you for your encouragement, support, and friendship over the last four years! I think it’s somewhat comical that my Jimmy Swaggart and clam dip posts continue to run like race horses.

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    1. Thank you, sister! And God bless you and your ministries! We can both praise God for breaking the chains of the RC church that bound us!


    1. Thanks for kindly mentioning that ol’ Chicken in a Biskit post, sister! I’m humbly fond of that post because that cracker has been one of my favorite snack foods for fifty years 🙂 and I think the post effectively demonstrates the inanities of Roman Catholic Lenten legalism. I write this with humbleness. It’s the Lord Who inspires and helps us to confront the RCC and its false gospel. 🙏🏻 🙏🏻 🙏🏻


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