Coming from a Protestant background, I believe that God is God of all and that salvation can be found as a non-Catholic Christian. However, I now also believe a deeper truth. I am now convinced that the early Church was in fact the Catholic Church. I have come to believe that the Catholic Church is the original, true, and apostolic church of Christ. Before, I didn't really know much about the Catholic Church. Now, I know better. In John 17, Jesus prayed that all of us would be one and brought to complete unity. The Catholic Church is the original and apostolic church of Christ, with more than 1.2 billion members world wide. I am now one of them. A new Catholic.