I am thrilled to bring this thread to your attention today. I, of course, am a Catholic. My girlfriend is converting, and her family is VERY protestant.
Over the last weekend, she was down at her parents home, and went to church with them…their church is very fundamentalist evangelical, and it considers itself a Bible Church.
So the minsiter is preaching and teaching about how we need to confess our sins. Then it happens. He says to his flock, “Now I am a protestant minister, but let me tell you one place that we have got it all wrong. The Catholics teach that you need to confess to each other…and they are right.” At this point my girlfriend told me that you could have heard a pin drop in the mega-church.
He went on to back up what he had said with scripture from the Bible. By the end of the service, the congregation left in shock. However, my girlfrind did mention that she overheard more than a few people talking about the ministers teaching afterwords. Some were even saying things like, “I wonder if Catholics are right about anything else?”
I know that this is a small thing, but it is something. I hope that the minister continues to look into it…he may just find that the Catholics are supported by scripture ALL THE TIME.