How much of a difference does it make in a relationship if one person is Catholic and one is Christian? This person said Christians don't like Catholics and I said I think what matters is faith in God and that relationship with Him. Is being a Catholic bad?
Most Catholic's may be seeking and trying to be good, but they have not allowed Jesus to be the Lord of their lives. The bible teaches that none are good. We have to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We have to rely on the Word of God to lead us and not the teachings of man. How do we know the difference? By studying God's Word. Some Catholics think that they can do whatever they want, but if they go to confession, they will be forgiven. God's Word teaches that Jesus is the one who forgives and only when true repentance comes about, that means walking away from that sin, not a temporary reprieve from the sin.
I don't think there's anything bad about being a Catholic, I just think they haven't been exposed to the full truth. That's why the vast majority of our church is made up of ex-Catholics. They are people who realized that if they were going to live their life following Christ, they were going to have to learn to walk in His truth.
Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 5:45 PM CDT
I was brought up Catholic in a state back east. I was saved in 1980 in the living room of my home in Los Lunas when I was 26. I joined an evangelical church. My parents were furious. They said I was going to hell. They became saved in their middle 50's when they met a "born again priet", and he showed them the Catholic bible where it says in John 3:3 you must be born again! They stayed in the Catholic Church and had a tremendous influence in their small town. They held a prayer meeting once a week and a bible study once a week. Numerous people becamed saved because of them. They are no longer alive. I still pray often for Catholics and the Catholic church.
Posted on Sat, Apr 2, 2011 @ 8:17 PM CST