On February 28th, 2020, Abby Johnson spoke at Liberty University as part of a panel of pro-life individuals. Liberty’s Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David Nasser treated her as a sister in Christ, implying she was in possession of the gospel and even calling her a sister at one point.
But Abby Johnson is not a Christian, she is a Roman Catholic heretic. Was Nasser unaware of this fact or has Liberty University forgotten that Roman Catholicism denies justification by faith alone and is steeped in idolatry? Whatever the case, this kind of occurrence is far too common in Protestant circles so it is important to address this issue.
Abby Johnson is a Roman Catholic
Abby Johnson, through her pro-life work, has invaded Protestant circles. Through her Christianese talk and the popularity of her story (especially recently through the movie Unplanned), she has attracted a Protestant following and been allowed to speak on many Protestant stages. However, she is a proud daughter of Rome.
“Life is great as a Catholic. I can receive the real Body and Blood of Christ every day. Nothing could be better than that.”
Abby Johnson, 2014 Article
Abby is a Protestant Convert to Rome
But Abby wasn’t raised Roman Catholic. She was actually raised Southern Baptist and through her pro-life work converted to the Roman Catholic Church.
“I left the clinic and I had to make all new friends because none of my friends from Planned Parenthood were my friends anymore. And so I befriended a lot of people who were working in the pro-life movement and the majority of my newfound friends were Catholic… So we were going to different churches and nothing really felt right and all of our new friends were going to Mass,” continued Johnson. “My husband and I both grew-up with quite a bit of anti-Catholic sentiments and we weren’t interested in becoming Catholic. Then we decided let’s go, we’ll go to Mass, we’ll say that we hated it and then they’ll stop bothering us. So we went and we both really walked away surprised and saying ‘Okay. That felt right.”Abby Johnson source
No doubt her Protestant background has helped her to fool people as she knows how to sound Christian. But it is important to see how her involvement in the pro-life movement led her to Rome and how she uses her platform to spread her Roman heresy.
She is sneaky about it, though. This is clearly seen during her talk at Liberty University, a Protestant-based school. She talked about her Christian upbringing and the gospel, but never mentioned Catholicism.
You know, I was raised probably like most of you in a Christian home. I’ve got fantastic parents. I was baptized when I was eight. I grew up knowing the Lord, loving him, serving him. You know, youth campus, youth choir, church significance Sunday morning, Wednesday night, all the bible studies.LU Convocation – Feb.28, 10:30 AM
Abby is a Catholic Proselytizer
Abby’s pro-life platform allows her to spread not only her Roman Catholic theology, but a terrible worldview that has contributed to keep abortion legal. Her opposition to abolition bills and the gospel has been covered previously. While she acts like just another Christian at Protestant events, she continues to use her social media platforms to both push Romanism and blur the lines of the gospel.
Abby usually plays nice with her Protestant followers, but sometimes she comes out on the offensive against Protestantism.
“I had grown up in a church where you could put 10 men in a room give them a scripture and asked them for their interpretation and all 10 could give a different interpretation and they’re either all wrong or one is right and that was very uncomfortable for me.”Abby Johnson, Journey Home – 2019-01-22
Examples of Abby’s Heretical Beliefs
Abby isn’t some confused Roman Catholic who just doesn’t understand what her church teaches. She is an idolater and worships a wafer. She isn’t obvious about this when she speaks at Protestant functions, but she doesn’t hide it on social media.
If you are unaware of Roman Catholic beliefs, some of this may be confusing. I would direct you to this short video on the Eucharist:
From the Catholic Catechism:
Ecumenism is Sin
Finally, I want to say that the main reason to point all of this out is that no Christian should be supporting and promoting a Roman Catholic heretic. The pro-life movement has been an excellent vehicle for Roman Catholics to proselytize Protestants and blur the lines of the gospel.
If you lose the Gospel, you have no true unity, because the mission of Christ’s Church is not to exercise dominion over society and culture, but to preach the Gospel to every creature—to proclaim the Gospel of repentance for the forgiveness of sins through faith alone in Christ alone—so that we relieve the eternal suffering that sinful men and women are condemned to face as the just penalty for their sins. And any time throughout all of church history when the professing church has forgotten that, and—however well-intentioned—has compromised to partner in ministry with those who do not share a common faith in the one and only Gospel of Jesus Christ—she has ceased to be the church, and has courted the judgment rather than the blessing of God.Mike Riccardi, Ecumenical vs. Evangelical