Well, I don’t yet know if I am protestant or catholic yet, so I am here for discernment. I love Jesus Christ and am consumed with guilt that He had to suffer so greatly that I may have eternal life. I have believed this for 10 years and, well, I still believe it of course with really no doubt whatsoever. But it has only been recently that I considered the question of whether or not I was catholic or protestant even that important. Now, I do conider it important so I am on a quest. I’ve encountered so many great points on both sides that I do not know where to go. I’ve done some reading on both sides. If anybody here, Protestant or Catholic has any words or resources they wish to throw at me in order to me it would be appreciated. I’m talking anything. Let’ just talk here And while we are talking, lets remember that we agree on the most important point, that Jesus loves and has saved us all.
Where I stand:
-without question there are important thing that are not in the Bible which happened, or which the Apostles preached and did. These thing are crucial in a critical sense. And I want to partake and celebrate them. I just do not know which traditions are legit. But I am certainly not a “sola-scripture” kind of guy, and I am not even a Biblical literalist, with regards to the OT, with the NT I am a literalist.
-Guys, there have been some rotten Popes who have taught conflicting things, this is another sticking point for me. I realize that Popes are just human beings, but the infallibility thing is a near insurmountable hurdle for me.
These are just the first things off the top of my head. I realize that I am kind of all over the place here. Feel free to drop in and comment respectfully in any way that you wish. I love Jesus with all of my heart and I would do anything for Him but I am struggling to find my true church.
I will be writing more about some of my questions but I wanted to limit it to just a few points to start. It is my hope that this thread can thrive and help others who are also in my shoes. Thanks!