[quote="peace2u2, post:1, topic:277971"]
This question is for those who have left the Catholic Church for another Christian Church and for those who are non-Catholic Christians who refuse to worship God in the Catholic Church.
I would like to know why you left the Catholic Church for another church or why you refuse to worship God in the Catholic Church?
A friend of mine has left her Catholic Church for a non-denominational church stating that she left because the Catholic Church has too many man made rules. But, when asked to give more detail she just really couldn't give me any other examples except for the fasting rules during Lent and that the amount of money we give to the church is between us and God and that there is no need to use envelopes for the collections. ?
I can speak as a revert. I grew up in the 1970's and I left the Catholic church when I was young. I didn't know or understand the teachings. I had very little training so when other churches reached out and began telling me what was wrong with the Catholic church and that they were where to find Jesus and the truth, I bought it. I know a lot of people talk about the importance of good catechism and some say we don't need it. We need it. Of course, I know I could have studied then and looked into but I didn't. It was after I left and began to starve for truth and began to study church history on my own that God led me home.
I believe it was St. Dominic who said when he saw people in his time leaving the Catholic church and following Albigensian heresy that if people were taught well the truth they would not follow lies. I guess we need to get more grounded in our faith, which is really funny that people still don't understand the truths of the Catholic church since we are in the information age and we can find out a lot today. It's important for us to study our faith.
Non-denominational evangelical churches don't just pull people from Catholic churches but other mainline denominations also. As far as rules go, people like the feeling they can do whatever they want and they don't have to obey or follow any rules, to just do what they want, so that type of theology tickles peoples ears and draws them to it.
We need to pray.