It seems that everyone around me are protestants and I feel like I should be doing a better job of evangolizing. I work at a grocery store as a cashier and the assistant store manager is a baptest who left the Cathlic church a while back because he said there wasn’t enough scripture reading there. (whatever!)
Anyway, I really like him a lot. He does a great job of reaching out to some of the lost teenagers and incourages them to read their bibles. Of course, one day he asks me if I’m saved and I answered “yes” because I am familiar with the protestant game and dicided that as far as he’s concearned I am. I told him that I believe Jesus Christ is truly God and all that. Boy, when he found out I was Catholic and an active Catholic at that, I thought he was going to FAINT! :eek:
He starts right off, “why don’t Cathlics talk about being saved?” I tried to explain that we just use different termonolgy, and that we believe going to heaven is a little more than simply “accepting Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior”. Well I told him about my Bible study. It’s a group of Cathlic woman and we discuss spiritual warfare and he was shocked that Catholics were allowed to read their Bibles. He now has this impression that my sisters in christ and I are rebelling against the church. He keeps asking me, “Isn’t that against Catholic teaching?” and I say no. but he doesn’t believe me!
Now, he keeps asking my husband and I to go to his Bible study one day to check it out. I REALLY do NOT want to go! I have this dreadful feeling that it would be a Cathlic Church bashing contest and I really don’t do well in those. But I know his heart is in the right place, he’s just been misled. (and now misleading others) some of the former Catholics are the worst about attacking the Church. So should I go? Should I be polite? Also, what kinds of things could I maybe give him in time to read? He’s mo bosses assistant (My boss is CAthlic ) but I don’t want to step over the line and get myself in trouble at work. Has anyone been is a similar situation? what did you do?
My husband is not Cathlic, but I think he has more respect for the Cathlic church than he does for the baptests who throw verbal bombs at it. But since he’s not catholic, he really can’t help me much.
Any help would be appriciated