=BendedKnee;6486327]–I’m not exactly sure where to place this thread, so I put it here since it somewhat concerns possible “evangelization” into the RCC (EDIT: perhaps the forum Family Life would have been a better choice)—
I am very interested in making a serious, in-depth study of the Catholic faith.
If the RCC is what it claims to be, I cannot afford to spend my life away from it. So I would like to begin attending Mass, get to know the faithful in my community, and would love to spend sometime talking with a priest.
My parents would most likely be supportive. But I have a grandmother and other relatives who would be upset. This morning after I told my grandmother I enjoyed last night’s Easter Vigil, she looked as if she had been stricken with a heart attack. And mockingly asked if I was going to turn into a Catholic.
While she would not get angry with me for my study (or possible conversion), I know she would despair for my soul. Seeing that she is going through kemotherapy, I try to keep as much stress as possible from her and would like to prevent her from carringing an unnecessary burden for my salvation. But I will not wait for this considering it importance.
How can I go about my search with distressing her and angering my other anti-catholic relatives. What can I say to ease their concerns (EDIT: and those of my pastor)?
QUOTES FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE:
**Mt. 16:15 **He [JESUS] saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am ?And Simon Peter answered and said , Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou , Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven"
Eph. 2-19-23 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;[SINGULAR] And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple [SINGULAR] in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
**John 10: 15-16 **“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have , which are not of this fold: them also I must bring , and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold,”
NOTE: When all of these were written and included into the Canoon of the Bible THE ONLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN EXISTENCE WAS TODAY"S RCC.
Love and prayers,