[quote=roadrunner570]Samaritan’s purse is a wonderful organization, who does great work around the world in helping poor countries, disasters and leading people to Christ. Personally, I don’t really care what KIND of church a person goes to, as long as Christ is preached.
I’m sure there are bad Catholic churches and good ones, just like there are bad and good Protestant churches.
Since the Grahams are Evangelical, it isn’t too shocking they don’t jump up and down for Catholicism, but that doesn’t mean they’re against it either.
Is it really that bad for a person to accept Jesus, then go to a non-Catholic church…or would it be better they did nothing and went to hell instead?
This is not about being for or against a church. This is also not about there being good and bad of all denominations. In fact, it’s not about the Grahams specifically. It’s known that they are more favorably inclined to Catholics than many of their colleagues.
In fact, I doubt anyone here opposes their desire to win souls. This is about the Christmas Child program specifically, which must by it’s nature go to Christian areas. They will not be going to where people have never heard about Jesus if they are giving out Christmas gifts.
The gifts for the children are wonderful. Trying to win the lost is even better. But this is about booklets going into boxes for children of many denominational backgrounds, leading them to an evangelical interpretation of Christianity. And even this alone is not a problem except evangelicals tell people to do exactly what you said—“go to a church where Christ is preached.”
You can make the point for us here. You say you are not Catholic but do not care where anyone goes “as long as Christ is preached.” If you are approached by a new Christian and they say they are going to go to the local Catholic Church do you say “praise God” or do you divert them to where “Christ is preached?” (And it’s not about good and bad within denominations—in general does Catholicism “preach Christ?”)
(who goes to a Catholic church where Christ is preached )