Originally Posted by tscott
What I get from the Protestant Church I don't want to give up:
Incrediable praise and worship before and after the sermon. I really sense the presence of the Holy Spirit during this time.
The sermons challenge and convect me when I need it. They also equip me for evangilism and service to others.
My viewpoint may change when I learn more about the Catholic faith thru RCIA, but that's where I am at now.
If you are asking why am I converting...?? I can't explain it other than it is what I know I am suppose to do deep in my heart. I love my parish, and I guess I am getting the best of both worlds.
Hopefully and prayerfully you will gradually see the light of your calling and be fully integrated spiritually and faithfully into the CC and then take your challenges and convictions, service and evangelism and funnel them thru the CC. I sense that you've expanded your comfort zone in evangelism and service via your protestant faith nothing wrong with taking that and embracing your calling.
There will be a time that you should abandon your protestant church, not the fellowship. Some may not like you for it, so be it. Being "stiff-necked" is universal.
IMHO do not
believe that your protestant faith will make you a "better" Catholic, (the best of both worlds) but the experience will in my opinion have it's benefits. There are different ways to worship the same Christ and His true message of salvation.