I posted this in the Ask an Apologist forum as well, but wanted to hear everybody’s thoughts. If double posting is not allowed, I’m sorry, and would be happy to remove this.
I’m a evangelical protestant considering the catholic church. Here’s one area I don’t understand:
It seems like the main reason catholics give for why one can lose one’s salvation is because of Free Will. They enter a covenant bond with God, become his adopted children, are baptised with the Spirit, are changed and are changing, etc–but they still have free will, so they could still abandon God and his plan and lose their salvation.
But Catholics see marriage differently. They see marriage like some evangelicals see salvation: indisolvable. A covenantal bond that cannot be broken. At the worst, it can be annulled, saying that a valid marriage “never happened.” But doesn’t the importance of Free Will demand that the marriage could be lost by the choice of either partner?
Why this double standard for salvation and marriage?
I really enjoy this forum and have already had so many questions answered. Thanks for your help! God bless.