(I don’t know if this is the right place to put this. If not, could someone point me in the direction of where posts like these are suppose to go? Thanks!)
I’ve been researching the RCC for a long while now and still haven’t decided if I want to join or not. That fact is, I still disagree on some stuff.
I was raised (and confirmed) in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I still believe in a lot of Lutheran beliefs but I also disagree with a lot of stuff “modern lutherans” are prmoting and such.
Martin Luther, even on his death bed, considered himself a catholic. He prayed the rosary. He believed in the Immaculate Conception. His goal was never to branch off and start a whole new religion - it was to somewhat refine some of the views on the church he thought went against Scripture. All the early Lutherans were the same. They held out hope that one day they would be welcomed back in the RCC with open arms.
Nowadays, most Lutherans do not consider themselves catholic, or even acknowledge the truths of the catholic church. They consider themselves “protestant” (I laugh at the fact that everyone credits Martin Luther as the father of protestantism as he loved the catholic church and professed it to be the one true church!). The Lutheran churches today try to distance themselves as far away from the RCC as possible.
I guess I’m confused and lost. There are many things the Catholics do right that Lutherans would acknowledge and many things Lutherans do right that Catholics won’t acknowledge.
I suppose I need some guidance.