"... because high school is the time all their friends will be 'accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior', yada yada, and I don't want them to get sucked into that ..."
You would deflect/deny such a close relationship with Christ? What's wrong with you?
Absolutely not. I have a lot of respect for my Protestant brothers and sister. However, as a Catholic raising my children to be Catholic, they already HAVE a personal relationship with Jesus Christ when they died with him in Baptism. As I have explained to my older daughter, we have been saved (through Baptism), are being saved (through the grace of God), and hope to be saved (when we die). However, we DON'T believe that the only thing we must do to be saved is to declare once that Jesus is our personal Lord and Savior and be done with it. Salvation is an on-going process, a continual renewal of faith, a constant gift of grace from God, that we must repeatedly accept and live from now until we die.
But, reading back to my post, I realize that what I wrote sounded derogatory, and I apologize for that. I have many Protestant friends who are good and Christ-filled people. I simply believe that Protestants are missing out on the fullness of Christian faith.
posted on 12/04/2002 3:18:31 PM PST
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