Remeber first and foremost that the man is the “FATHER” of your girlfriend! (Good thing we Catholics can use the word ‘father’)
Second, remember that the man IS A Christian! He just has strayed from the truth of His Church.
Third, remeber that protestants and Catholics do not use the same words with the same meanings. Define words for each other when on words like 'F’aith vs. 'f’aith, worship, adore, venerate, pray, ‘saved’, etc… ALL Catholics are ‘born again’ Christians for example, just read the verses about how baptism makes you born anew or born from above. If he uses some slick words just stop and define what each other means. When he says have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personnal Lord and saviour say “YES, of course I have, I’m Catholic!” Their Born again experience, when you acctually accept Christ, also has a name in the Catholic Church too, I forget off hand what we call it, something like “second awareness” or “second something?” (Sorry, Im having a senior momment, can somebody point this one out? Thats not the acctual word. I’ll remember it later tonight while sleeping and then I’ll have no PC available to send this to you and I’ll loose another nights sleep ragging myself about it too!)
Fourth, you have Faith on your side so don’t let him use his age to bully you around. Keep your Faith in God and let God be your sheild. Stand up to him - but politly. (He has God too, you’re both on HIS side. You’re just closer to the truth.)
Fifth, Take your time and study his statements. Never agree with anything he says till you know it is true. Just say, “That’s a good poitn, I’ll research that and get back with you.” Read all the verses around his quoted verses and even the entire chapter too if needed.
Sixth, You ask the questions and answer questions with questions like I said in an earlier post.
Seventh, Smile! Have fun with him. Don’t laugh outloud at any outlandish claims he makes like baptism referrs to a mother amniotic womb fluid!:rotfl: I’m sorry, I laughed too when I first heard that one, I still do.
I’ll write more later, I hope.