No. **NO! ** Never!
I will continue to warn other Protestants against these teachings, which I believe are straight from hell.
My family was nearly destroyed because of sola Scriptura.
In 2001, the EFree church that we had faithfully participated in for seven years threw our family out and used the BIBLE to justify their cruel behavior toward us.
My older daughter stopped going to any church after this incident. She had been very involved in leadership in her youth group and was even considering a missionary calling, but after we were thrown out, she said, “Mom, if they could throw YOU out, after all the things you’ve done for them, then how will they ever tolerate someone like me?”
For years she didn’t go to any church, but a year ago, began attending Mass at the Basilica in her city (a Polish parish). The pastor of that Basilica is a gifted teacher who uses his homilies to explain in detail the teachings of the Catholic Church. I’m sure other cradle Catholics sleep through his homilies, but my daughter was enthralled.
Praise God and thanks to Mary for her prayers, this daughter is planning to enter RCIA this fall, and called Saturday night to ask me to be her sponsor.
My younger daughter is still lost to church. She believes in Jesus, and I pray that Mary will plead for my daughter to Her Dear Son, that He will be gentle in His judgement because of the harsh treatment that she received at the hands of so-called Bible-believing Christians. We believe there is a possibility that she was sexually abused by someone in that church, but we have no proof other than circumstantial evidence. (I’m sure that whoever did this to her can use the Bible to “prove” that he or she was doing something “good.”)
No wonder she doesn’t trust “church.” It’s a miracle she still trusts God (kind of). I think she trusts her mom and dad more than she trusts God.
She and her fiance have spoken favorably of becoming Catholic someday, but at this time, they simply don’t take the time to practice any spiritual disciplines. Pray for her, Blessed Mother and dear St. Anthony of Padua, the Miracle Worker who seeks and finds what is lost.
For a year after our ousting, I wouldn’t read the Bible by myself. It had become a frightening book to me, a book of magic spells and talismans that could be twisted to mean whatever the reader wants it to mean. I was afraid that I would become evil like those who had thrown us out of the church.
I finally started reading the Bible again when I discovered that our Church had a 24 hour Adoration Chapel. I knew that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament would never allow me to fall into error.
I had nightmares in which I and my family were pursued and executed by these church people. My hands shook so badly I couldn’t play the piano, and I cried constantly, even at work.
I didn’t trust any human being except my husband and two daughters. I still have a hard time with trust.
My husband and I trusted Jesus only, and He was faithful to lead us into the Catholic Church three years after the ousting.
So my answer is NO, NO, a thousand times NO, I will never be tricked by those false doctrines again, and I plead with others to come out from those who teach such things. Don’t wait for them to destroy you and your family!