I’ve been listening to a local Christian Radio show, it’s Protestant owned obviously with how it’s ran, I listen to this one as well as the Catholic station, yet find the flavor of how the venue runs on it to be more appealing entirely because much more is being discussed in a short period of time, ie. caters to my desires to learn more as quickly as possible, and yeah, I have to ignore a few minor tidbits since they lean towards conflict of the Catholic teachings, but overall, dead on, exactly what is the total truth in many, many ways, the key being, not being watered down and PC.
What I’m hearing in several of the sermons given there, going back to scripture, how it covered areas we face to this day, Fake churches, or churches that are really preaching the wrong gospel all together, calling themselves x and z denomination, only to go back to the 1st century church, same problems, same issues, same everything. I will not chuckle and think, well, it’s a protestant church, they broke off from the one true church, now they are facing the same thing we did back then, it’s fitting. No, what I think, they realize how by remaining more close to the original accepted church, as with all things, as opposed to the big tent, prosperity, big money, watered down gospel ones that existed back then, and exist now with this generation of “new protestants”, facing the very same thing we did as Catholics. I feel it’s history repeating itself, that there is a clear divide between these false churches and the truly devoted protestant churches, and the two should never be lumped together as one. We as Catholics should aid and support those that hold fast to tradition, that are appauled with what is going on with these mega “new” protestant churches, and offer empathy in this regard.
The thing about it though I’m seeing, it’s forcing many to take a deeper look into their own faith and the origins of their own denominations, that the door is still open for those that decide to accept the Catholic faith, and hopefully, to allow us Catholics to be able to empathize with their current cause and the new obstacles they now face and to be of aid, conversion or no conversion, entirely in their court in regards to spreading the true gospel.