Although this is no suprise to me, The Catholic church does not accept “LDS Baptisms” as being authoritive.
What I am suprised about is that The Catholic chruch does accept many if not all Protestant faiths baptisms as authoritive.
This boggles my mind. Basically I could go to a Seminary get a piece of paper that says I have the knowledge to minister, start to baptize and it will most likely be recognized by the Catholic church if my Protestant faith gets big enough.
I was under the impression that authority to act in the name of The Lord was very important in the Catholic church. This seems contrary to the above scenario.
Please explain and enlighten me on this. I would like to know if this is totally off base or if I am right then why? Please no flamers or people to tell me how terrible my religion is. I will ignore you and you certianly will not “win my soul back” by attempting to tell me how terrible and incorrect my faith is, so please keep it on topic and lets discuss one thing at a time.
Your Brother in Christ,