Should I go to Baptist church event?

I’m not sure what section to put this question in but, my friends want me to go to this event with them and it is at a Baptist Church. We just play games and learn about God for 1 your. But it’s a different religion so I’m not sure if I should go, should I?

I wouldnt go.

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If you are under 18 you should ask your parents instead of an internet community.

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Not unless your faith is well formed (and I do not mean this as any kind of judgment or insult). Even with very fundamental topics, “learning” from non-Catholic sources can leave a serious impression on persons who aren’t secure on matters of faith, as can these kinds of events in general, because the doctrinal errors taught by these churches can appear quite subtle.

Also, how old are you? If you are not an adult, go over situations like this with your parents. And if you are an adult, you should put questions like this to your pastor who is hopefully more informed on your personal situation than people on the internet.

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If you are strong enough in your faith so that their differing beliefs will not cause doubt, it’s okay to go. Otherwise, stay away.

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What is wrong with doubt, other points of view, learning, and evaluating?

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This isn’t about considering other points of view. If the original poster goes and decides they want to search more into the Baptist faith, they’re free to do so.

This is a matter of prudence for one who presumably desires to be Catholic, nothing more.

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What would be the harm?

Thank you for granting they are “free to do so”.

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Not that it’s under my control, of course. :slight_smile:

I would not go to such an event.

No. Actually, they are not free to do so if they are under 18. Nor should you be giving any advice to a minor that may contradict his parent’s wishes. Would you like some adult on the internet telling your child to do something contradicting the way you raise your child?

This post sounds like it came from a minor. You should not be influencing him to disobey his parents.

If this is true and the original poster is a minor, then he should definitely obey his parents’ wishes. My bad, I did not notice that the post was potentially from a minor.

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If the person is an adult, I agree with your answer. There is also nothing wrong with broadening your horizons and socializing with people from all backgrounds.

If he is a minor, it hit a little close to home for me. I had a Baptist friend when I was growing up. He wasn’t allowed to have anything to do with me until his parents realized that my family wasn’t going to kidnap him to take him to the Vatican to meet the Anti-Christ. (Sarcasm.) (Most Baptists don’t believe the Pope is the Anti-Christ like my friend’s parents did.)

I just remember how strongly they felt about their son associating with a Catholic. I wouldn’t want something like that to happen in reverse to this kid because of an innocent mistake.

People should have friends from all backgrounds, but a Baptist recruiting zone may be a touch controversial.

It is a bad idea for poorly catechized Catholics to be involved in Protestant services, bible studies, and fellowship. This is how they get sucked into embracing heresies.

These youth will invite "friends’ to fellowship activities/social events, but the goal is to evangelize them.

Catholics are better served learning their own faith, and evaluating their own consciences in the light of it.

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It is a bad idea for poorly catechized Catholics to be involved in Protestant services, bible studies, and fellowship. This is how they get sucked into embracing heresies.

These youth will invite "friends’ to fellowship activities/social events, but the goal is to evangelize them.

Catholics are better served learning their own faith, and evaluating their own consciences in the light of it.

I wouldn’t go. Remember you are a Catholic. This is showing no disrespect. You will only feel out of place, since you already know the truth. God bless you! :heart::heart::heart:

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OP, are your “friends” Catholic. If they are not and are Baptist, this is almost definitely an opportunity for them to “evangelize” you, attempting to convince you of the truth of their “faith” and what they falsely believe is the errors of the RCC. Stay away. If it is purely social or public service, do join with them if your wish, but I’d say the minute they start proselytizing you, attempting to convert you to their “sect”, I’d say a gracious good bye.

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I for sure know 2 of my friends are Catholic

How solid are your two Catholic friends in their faith? Are they “on the fence” and they are looking for company?

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