I hope this post doesn’t sound nasty.
I have been communicating with a person who is teaching a 40 Days of Purpose (Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren) class.
At first I honestly thought he was interested in including Catholics in the PDL teaching.
But I discovered that his real “purpose” is to “lead Catholics to Christ” and evangelize them so they will pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” and ask Jesus to come into their heart.
He actually said that Catholics are not Christians, and they are a vast mission field, ripe for evangelization.
I was really upset, and probably said more to him than I should. When I think of people like Father Maximillian Kolbe and other Catholics who have died for Christ, as well as many vibrant Catholic Christians who are still alive on this earth and living a very real faith and enjoying an intimate relationship with Jesus…
Anyway, it makes me mad just thinking about it!
So if you are planning to attend a Purpose Driven Life class, please study your Apologetics, bring your Bible, and be prepared to be “evangelized.”
Personally, I recommend skipping the PDL class.