What obsticles did you face in your conversion. I am enrolled in RCIA for this fall. I had a few objections thrown at me out of the blue last night from a family member who has seemed supportive of my possible conversion up until now, and it threw me off
I have family members who don’t like catholics, who tell me that if I am not satisfied with evangelicialism, why don’t I try the methodist church if I like liturgical worship?
I am told that I am the only immediate member who would be Catholic.
I am told that I am wrong because the Bible says Mary had other children.
This is easily refuted. Even the Reformers believed what the Catholic Church does.
Today most Protestants are unaware of these early beliefs regarding Mary’s virginity and the proper interpretation of “the brethren of the Lord.” And yet, the Protestant Reformers themselves—Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Ulrich Zwingli—honored the perpetual virginity of Mary and recognized it as the teaching of the Bible, as have other, more modern Protestants.
I am told the Catholic church is arrogant for believing that the CC is the only valid church, and that the CC believes that only Catholics go to heaven.
Are other Christians groups are united, though imperfectly, to the Catholic Church.
Study this issue more. It’s not what they make it out to be!
I am wrong because the Vatican has too much power, it is wrong that only the Vatican has the power to declair what a miracle is and what is not
Yes, Christ gave His authority to His Church. It better have a lot of power and authority. The church (not the Bible alone) is the pillar and bulwark of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15)
I am told that conversion is not necessary, I could find another protestant church that is more fulfilling (I am jaded with my Pentecostalism that I have been apart of)
If you are convinced that God is leading you to the Catholic Church, it might be a grave act of disobedience not to follow Him. I can understand why you might feel that way being part of that denomination.
I am told that my father who passed away from cancer a year and half ago would be heart broken (he was Baptist, I was raised Baptist and became Pentecostal later)
If your father was saved (and it sounds like he was), then he knows the truth about your decision. It could very well be he’s praying for you to make this leap.
I am told not to make such a rash and extreme decision. Some of my friends are supportive, while others would tell me that I am doing the wrong thing.
It’s a difficult decision. Continue to research, ask a lot of question, and pray even more!
I would like to offer you a free book on my conversion from atheist, to Evangelical Protestantism, to Catholicsm. I think you would find it very encouraging. If you’re interested, please send me a private message.
Also, for great free Catholic resources go to:
There are very many converts here who have studied these things for years. We all believe that this is the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.
May God bless you! Contact me any time!