Hi. This is my first post on here, so I am sorry if it is in a wrong category.
Anyways, I have a very complex story, so I will try to make it short.
When I was a baby, I was born in Guatemala. The common religion is the Catholic Church. However, there are more denominations.
Anyways, I was adopted as a baby, and so I came to the United States. I live here now… and I am a citizen here.
Around here, there are mainly Baptist churches. Everyone that I know is either Baptist or Pentecostal. However, there are rarely any Catholic Churches.
I want to go visit my birth mother and biological family. I want to live in Guatemala and become a citizen over there… mainly for the family search and many other reasons. (Which are personal)
The question really is:
I do want to attend church in Guatemala. However, I have talked to people who, I thought I could trust, but it turns out they got really aggravated with me. They are very religious, and they are Baptists… however, when I brought the subject up, they said I should not become Catholic and that I need to stay Baptist.
I want to attend a church in Guatemala though, but there are many things I would like to know… such as,
-Is it a form of Christianity? Well, the answer is Yes. But, my friend said it was not at a certain point.
-Is it ok to pray to Mary? My friend also said it was wrong to pray to Her… but I can see why Catholics do it, and I respect it.
-Would this be the right thing to do? Like, going from a Baptist Church… to a Catholic Church and then I become Catholic?
-Why are there other books in the Bible that are not in the Bible that the Baptists follow?
-How are views of Jesus and God different to a Baptist and to a Catholic?
There are probably many more questions, but these are the main ones that I would like to know. Thank you…