Our military community (apparantly all religious groups here) are sponsoring a marriage seminar sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC for now) due to the increase of maritial problems in the community. The schedule looks innocent but I researched the faith statement of CCC because I wanted to see the differences. Well, there are quite a few big ones. However saving a marriage might be overlooked over their statement of ONLY 66 books in the Bible. My neighbor and friend (who grew up Catholic, but left the Church) and husband (minister’s son) are the point of contacts. I gave her their the statement of faith and showed her the parts that Catholics do not (or should not) agree with. I asked her if she has seen the curriculum so I could see what it was about (they don’t have it yet). She states that even the Jewish community is invited, so she doesn’t think there will be much reference to Jesus or scripture but CCC is having speakers at the event. However this goes against their mission. I went to speak to our regular priests about this but they are out-of-town for the rest of the week.
I guess my questions are:
- Is anyone familiar with Campus Crusade for Christ;
- If so, do you know anything about their marriage seminar title Five Threats to Oneness program? and
- How do I continue to approach my friends/neighbors about this without putting them on the defensive?
- Should we encourage Catholics to go to this event (currently it is advertised in the bulletin, but could not find out who authorized it due to the priest being gone)?