Answers to LJubin :
Your post concerns me, because it sounds like you’re thinking far more about your experience personally than the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, whom you will NOT find physically present at the Protestant churches.
I’m actually interested in getting people to learn about the Bible - Is that selfish?**
Remember: you must not hold your fellow Catholics up to outside appearance standards that Protestants are so invested in. A lot of people think that if you raise up yours arms and sway around, burst out in gibberish, etc, that you are truly more holy. But oh no, you’re even more of a social animal: you’re out looking for attention and popularity.
**Are you judging the Protestant Church?
The Protestant Church is where I learned how important the Bible is for all of us. You can say what you want about them, but, I thank them every day for teaching me to pick up and read the Bible from start to finish. I’m not saying the CC never told me to read the Bible, but I was never motivated to do so (likely my fault - as many other things).
Please don’t fall back on judging others! I do it all the time and need to stop too! It’s very spiritually damaging. Also remember that the Church is going through a dark time right now, rather than abandon Our Lord I would search high and low for a more involved, reverent parish. Also pray to God for guidance.
You are 100% correct about the judging. I think you really misunderstood me since I am not at all looking to leave any Church. I completely understand how important the Eucharist is, but I am sure you also know how important the Lord’s Word is. All I’m trying to do is get others to see this. Especially the people I know from the CC I am part of.
Again, God Bless you for being on fire for the Faith. Do not fall once for the deception that the Protestants are more bible-believing than we are, they are the very contradiction of half of the things that Jesus said.
Please list the contradictions - I really would like more information on this. Thanks.
*(PS: what on earth are you doing at a Protestant service anyway?!?)
Learning the Bible - Something all of us should do much more of…(in my humble opinion)
May the love of Jesus be in all of your hearts today and every day…
I hope I did not offend anyone with my responses, If I did, I am very sorry.
In the last year or so, I have been diving into Religious (and non-Religious) books, been to different Churches, seen different Religions and how others outside our CC do things. It’s been really interesting. I have learned to respect all Religions as a result.
In the CC, before I read the Bible and other Catholic books, I used to show up to Sunday Mass every Sunday and listen to the Liturgy and had no idea what was meant by it and the things I should do differently in order to live a life worthy of Salvation. The Eucharist is VERY important but… is it enough? Will it save us without us knowing, understanding and practicing His Word? (I’ll leave that question out for everyone)
Thanks again for all your time spent on answering this post.
I really appreciate it and hope to learn more and more from you and others on this site.**