Roger Morneau

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Roger J. Morneau (18 April 1925 – 22 September 1998)[1] was a Christian author who wrote on prayer and the supernatural. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Biography[edit]

Morneau was born in 1925 in Quebec, Canada, into a family of devout French Canadian Catholics;[2] two of his aunts were nuns, and one uncle was a priest.[3] While he was a youth, his mother died and he experienced disillusionment in God that he later claimed stemmed from teachings in Catholic books and the Church.[4] He claimed to have been concerned with teaching that there is no salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church,[5] and felt he could not understand a God that would torture people eternally in hell.

As a young adult, Morneau was introduced to spiritualism through a friend, and nearly joined a secret order of spirit worshipers who claimed to be the "elite".[6] Before he was to make a full commitment, however, he asked a Seventh-day Adventist co-worker, Cyril Grosse, to go over some Bible studies with him.[7] This turned him away from spiritualism and began his studies of Christ as an Adventist. In defiance of a bounty on his head of $10,000[8] (approximately $126,000 in 2012 dollars),[9] he became a member of the Adventist Church in 1946. In 1947, he married Hilda, a licensed vocational nurse in Montreal, after which he worked for many years in telephone advertising sales. In 1984, a virus destroyed part of his heart muscle, giving him cardiomyopathy for the rest of his life. Morneau died in 1998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morneau, Roger" [Obituary Citation]. Adventist Review (10 December 1998). See also "Prayer author dies". Record 103 (7 November 1998), pp. 4–5
  2. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 6. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  3. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 6. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  4. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 15. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  5. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 10. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  6. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 32. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  7. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 72. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  8. ^ Morneau, Roger J. (1982). "A Trip Into The Supernatural". Review and Herald. p. 121. ISBN 0-8280-0138-3
  9. ^ Inflation Calculator: http://www.calculator.net/inflation-calculator.html?cinterestrate=10000&cincompound=1946&cinterestrateout=94643.55566&coutcompound=2012&x=78&y=13
  10. ^ Reviews: Colleen Kelly, Adventist Review 174 (17 April 1997), p28. Loretta Parker Spivey, Message 67 (September–October 2002), p22
  11. ^ Gerald W. Wheeler, review of The Incredible Power of Prayer, Sabbath School Leadership 2 (February 1998), p25. Colleen Kelly, review of More Incredible Answers to Prayer: When You Need Incredible Answers to Prayer, Adventist Review 174 (17 April 1997), p28)

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