My husband and I have recently found ourselves with a number of Protestant friends. I have been surprised at some of the things they believe, like “Christmas trees are forbidden in the Bible” and “infant baptism isn’t in the Bible” and they are completely OK with any books being removed from the Bible which do not mention the Messiah. I’ve always encountered “once saved always saved” and “sola scriptura” but there’s always something new that our friends say when we talk!
We try to explain why the Catholic Church has authority/was founded by Christ, where the Bible comes from, etc. However, since our friends don’t put any weight on Tradition, it’s much more effective for our conversations if we can point to the biblical basis for Catholic teachings.
Do you have any books you can recommend that explain Catholicism and the Bible? And/or books that offer commentary on difficult/controversial biblical passages? (Like when people say the world is only ~6,000 years old, if you add up numbers/generations from some part of the Bible)
Sorry for any typos or awkward phrasing, I don’t usually post from my phone!