"I have been to many seminars, workshops and conferences through the years and none have been as important to me as this week at RSN! Eternal life and death hang in the balance! So much deception for so many centuries! It is heart breaking and I am spreading the word to those in our… organisation--already have told some top people--that this should be required for anyone thinking of serving in a Roman Catholic dominant country!"
"I have studied Roman Catholicism and taught on it in my church history courses and in a course on RC history and theology, so I was very familiar with a lot. But I was not equipped to do the systemic analysis that we were taught. I did not realize that my knowledge was "atomistic." So, I feel I gained a lot that was very important for me to have as a teacher of church history and theology in Eastern Europe and Russia. Thank you!!!"
"The RSN was life-changing. I left more convinced in the integrity of the true Gospel. When you set the Real Thing against what is false, it dazzles with distinctiveness and beauty."
Greg Bastin, Ph.D. (Pastor and Lecturer at Emmaüs Bible Institute, Switzerland): “I was really glad that we covered so many subjects throughout this week and that we didn’t get an atomistic view of Catholicism but we saw it as a whole theological system. What I really valued was to be in a group that esteems the Gospel and truth far above tolerance and compromise”.
Charlie Fletcher (Regional Director for the South Pacific for Lausanne, Australia): “In contrast to some of the fuzzier ecumenical approaches to Roman Catholicism among evangelicals, the posture of the Rome Scholars Network combines deep theological thinking, clear-sighted historical perspective, firm evangelical identity and gracious engagement”.
Mark Gilbert (Author, Evangelist, and Leaders of Certainty 4 Eternity, Australia): “When I heard about the RSN I couldn’t wait to fly twenty-four hours around the world to meet with some of the world’s best Evangelical thinkers on Roman Catholicism and I wasn’t disappointed. We were presented with a sensitive, carefully articulated and very engaging synopsis of Roman Catholicism throughout history and today. All this in the sumptuous city of Rome with a great group of brothers and sisters from American, Europe and Australia”.
Espen Ottosen (Writer, Author, and leading Apologist in Norway): “I used to serve as a missionary in Peru so it has been really interesting to get to know how Evangelicals should think about reaching Roman Catholics with the Gospel, not just the nominal ones but also those Catholics who are more knowledgeable of their faith. This week will also help me reflect about what to do in Norway where some are being attracted by Roman Catholicism”.