My head is spinning. I’ve met with Catholic apologists, read works by Catholic scholars, and heard arguments against and for the Catholic church. My mind is truly blown.
Is there really only one “true” church, or is it okay to belong to the different sects of Christianity i.e. Presbyterians, Protestant, Baptist, and so on? The word catholic means universal. They were the first Christian church, and canonized the Bible. It wasn’t until the 1500’s that books were removed from the Bible, and used by Protestants.
I have not been to mass in almost twenty years, but am going for it Sunday to see how they worship. I am enjoying learning about the Catholic church and why they believe the things they believe.
What is disheartening, however, is the animosity between different sects of Christianity. We should unite together, we all have faith in Jesus and should love one another after all, correct? However, according to gotquestions.org, a site that I’ve used multiple times for references, Catholics are not Christians because they worship Mary and other idols.
I have found this to be untrue. They revere God and Jesus, and the Holy Spirit as the Trinity as Supreme. They believe faith in Jesus can save you, and Jesus died for our sins. They acknowledge the fact that Mary is blessed because it says so in the Bible.
What I recommend this week, is to ask yourself why you believe the things you believe. My current quest is to find the church I need to be with, and that my family needs to become a family with. A church isn’t just a place you go in my opinion, but a community that you serve and love and come together with. The church helps raise children, support families, and they can do that because of its members. Jesus said he built his church on the Rock of Peter, who started the Catholic church. Does this imply Catholicism is the true church I am looking for?
I am unsure at the moment, but am fascinated by my findings thus far. I think it is important for everyone to know why they hold so dear their truths, morals and values, so that they may defend such things at any moment.