Skip to comments.One Hundred Fifty Reasons I'm Catholic - And You Should Be Too!
Posted on 01/23/2014 9:29:40 PM PST by NKP_Vet
1. Best One-Sentence Summary: I am convinced that the Catholic Church conforms much more closely to all of the biblical data, offers the only coherent view of the history of Christianity (i.e., Christian, apostolic Tradition), and possesses the most profound and sublime Christian morality, spirituality, social ethic, and philosophy.
2. Alternate: I am a Catholic because I sincerely believe, by virtue of much cumulative evidence, that Catholicism is true, and that the Catholic Church is the visible Church divinely-established by our Lord Jesus, against which the gates of hell cannot and will not prevail (Mt 16:18), thereby possessing an authority to which I feel bound in Christian duty to submit.
3. 2nd Alternate: I left Protestantism because it was seriously deficient in its interpretation of the Bible (e.g., "faith alone" and many other "Catholic" doctrines - see evidences below), inconsistently selective in its espousal of various Catholic Traditions (e.g., the Canon of the Bible), inadequate in its ecclesiology, lacking a sensible view of Christian history (e.g., "Scripture alone"), compromised morally (e.g., contraception, divorce), and unbiblically schismatic, anarchical, and relativistic. I don't therefore believe that Protestantism is all bad (not by a long shot), but these are some of the major deficiencies I eventually saw as fatal to the "theory" of Protestantism, over against Catholicism. All Catholics must regard baptized, Nicene, Chalcedonian Protestants as Christians.
4. Catholicism isn't formally divided and sectarian (Jn 17:20-23; Rom 16:17; 1 Cor 1:10-13).
5. Catholic unity makes Christianity and Jesus more believable to the world (Jn 17:23).
6. Catholicism, because of its unified, complete, fully supernatural Christian vision, mitigates against secularization and humanism.
7. Catholicism avoids an unbiblical individualism which undermines Christian community (e.g., 1 Cor 12:25-26).
8. Catholicism avoids theological relativism, by means of dogmatic certainty and the centrality of the papacy.
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Why do you come here to divide Christian? What is your goal?
“offers the only coherent view of the history of Christianity (i.e., Christian, apostolic Tradition)”
Hehehehehe! Just wait till Catholics actually start to read Christian history! They’re in for a rude awakening.
I was wondering th same. It seems that some protest too much about how great being a Catholic is. I will continue to be Southern Baptist. I am secure in my beliefs and do not need to convince others.
No - I am sure the goal isn’t to divide Christians. The goal is to increase the probability of salvation for non-Catholics by having them come into the Catholic Church.
Sorry but Christ is the savior not a denomination
The Catholic Church is the Church that Christ founded for the purpose of salvation.
When the Episcopal Church fell to the dark side, I went without a church, even though I was the senior warden of the oldest Episcopal church in west Tennessee, (1832). After moving to Slovakia, I did, on occasion, attend the very old, beautiful and ornate Catholic church in old town Bratislava.
Now I am in the Philippines where most everyone is Catholic, including my wife and our 3 year old boy. I am amazed at how he has taken to the religion. He frequently comes home, repeating the chants, prayers, and “ahhhmens” that he hears in the 300 year old church. I sometimes wonder if he is going to grow up to be a priest !
Roger that. I found a good English speaking Southern Baptist church here. It was originally started by missionaries from Florida.
3 reasons the roman catholic church is wrong and so far from the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:
You name either cuomo
Any church that keeps them, isn’t for me..
It is well with my soul. Thank you very much.
I’m Christian. I’ve gone to AG, Christian, non-denominational and now Baptist congregations. But I’m not baptist. I’m Christian.
Christians are already divided. This was the result of Luther, Calvin et alii. The author wishes to reunited them.
“Just wait till Catholics actually start to read Christian history! Theyre in for a rude awakening.”
Really? I’m a Church Historian. What rude awakening are Catholics going to have and why? Be specific. Try.
You’re a Baptist. That doesn’t mean you’re not a Christian.
Good point which I should have stated. Thanks.
We are united in Christ. Not an Earthly bureaucracy.
“He frequently comes home, repeating the chants, prayers, and ahhhmens that he hears in the 300 year old church.”
There has always been a Christian community outside of Rome. ALWAYS! Rome slaughtered countless Christians long before the Reformation.