I like to study how the Bible was cannonized, what books were included, and how the early Catholic Church debated the cannon till 397.
I tell this to my friends and they tell me: “Just accept it as God’s Word, and don’t question anything about it.”
I do accept the Bible as the inerrant word of God, but I still like to dig into the history of it.
Some of my evangelical friends find it almost heresy to even study how the Bible came about!
I get blank stares when I start talking about Cannon disputes and pre Bible Christianity. Almost like, "you better not go any further, Jason, you just might lose your salvation!
Which leads me to my point. The history of the Bible would lead someone to become Roman Catholic, because early Church fathers gave us the final lists, and by separating from that Church we are disobeying them, and most importantly, Christ.
As a Protestant I’m looking into joining the RCC, but cradle Catholics must realize it’s not as easy as you think. Many of us have been immersed in Protestant/fundamentalist beliefs our whole lives, and feel uncertain about some Catholic theology. Also, we have family members who would really lose it if we joined the RCC.
I know, excuses are like earholes, everybody has em!
Praise to King Jesus Christ