First of all, I’m a Catholic and very active in my church. I have tried to gain as much knowledge as possible about my faith so I can serve others the way that Jesus has asked us to.
Anyway, just wanted to set that first!
I was called by a group of people who I know from a Baptist church to be part of that workshop for Rick Warren’s book for the Purpose Driven Life.
I started reading the first 6 or 7 chapters and there were times that I just wanted to cry, because it showed me that we are only here on this earth as a part of a journey and that we will ultimately, depending on what we did on earth to glorify the name of Jesus, we will go to heaven or not.
However, I was very careful with what I was reading, because I did not want to be deviated from what I’ve learned as a Catholic my entire life. It seems that they can manipulate the Scriptures for them to say what they want them to say instead of what an objective and truthful interpretation may be. And I mean by objective, not as faithless, but more of a uniform interpretation of the Scriptures.
Anyway, even though I learned quite a bit from the workshop, there were a lot of things that I didn’t agree with many of the things that we discussed. In fact, I didn’t go to the last meeting. I felt a little uncomfortable sometimes. But I can’t deny that sometimes breaking down some points of our faith as Christians in that way, can be very helpful.
I just want to hear your opinions on it from Catholics and other Christians as well. The good and the bad. Thanks!