[quote=emom]Thanks! You have all help me. My problem is that I have gone to the Church many times for explaination or understanding and spirtual growth. I have not found anyone really willing to spend the time with me.
My best friends are the “evanglical christians” who have put a lot of doubt in my mind. They have gotten me to pray and go back to the Church (because I was so offended by what they said).
But all the Bible studies that our Church offer does not have classes for the children to be in at the same time. I work full time and my husband too. It doesn’t seem to benefit the children to be at another baby sitter for another 2 hours. The protestant churches have classes for the children which does make me feel better that they are learning about Jesus. Remember, I am a returning Catholic and I have not introduced the Church, prayers and devotions until recently. It has been a hard struggle for me because I feel that I am not doing it the right way or explaining. And my husband doesn’t support me in any of this.
I really need all your support - I have a lot of stupid questions that I will ask on this forum. I am an unguided soul that really needs help that has so many faults.
I am relying on you guys for support. Please pray for me.
I will completely put you in my prayers. How hard to find yourself craving to learn more about God but only being able to do so in an Evangelical setting.
Okay. Not a great scenario, but at least it’s evangelical and not Baptist:D
Step one. You need to just spend the money and buy a Catholic Apologetic books. I know it is Christmas time. But You need to be able to defend your Catholic faith, even if it is just sound bites at this point. The easiest might be a topic related subject. This would be my recommendation. Even if you can’t find a way to rebut things in person, you can at least find the answers quickly once you get home.
Beginning Apologetics 9 book series on sale for $34.95. It comes with a “cheat sheet” that you could easily take with you to bible studies and when things come up, you could find scripture quickly to rebut different things.
Step two: Get a Catechism from the Church or buy one. Since you do not know alot about your faith, you are vulnerable to things like, Catholics worship Mary. How do you rebut this? Look it up and say “Well clearly right here it says that we are not supposed to worship Mary.”
Step three: Understand that no matter what is brought up, these women do this out of love. They understand the Catholic Church even less than you do and they are only concerned for your soul.
But know this There is not one doctrine of the Catholic Church that contradicts Scripture. In fact, I have yet to find one belief that is not implicit in Scripture. Example: Mary led a sinless life - Full of Grace in Scripture. Those three simple words are much more than “highly favored daughter”.
I am actually a revert from the Evangelical arena. My most favorite thing today is to “find it in the bible”. You can stregthen your faith in Christ and you understanding in Catholic teachings where you are. It is not easy. But I did it. Just remember this: The bible is true right? The Bible tells us that the Church will withstand the gates of hell in Matthew 16:19. Either it has God kept His promise and it has withstood, or why bother even being Christian? I had to hang onto that one for a while every time I started to doubt that the Catholic Church was Christian. If the Catholic Church is not Christian, then God did not keep His promise. It truly helped me. I hope it can help you too.