[quote="7_Sorrows, post:3, topic:191075"]
that is exactly the group that my friend belongs to - the independent baptist church.
i happened to ask her a few things about the baptist church the other day and which branch is the most conservative. i thought it would be the southern baptist, but she said it was the independent baptist church which she and her husband belong too.
she is a wonderful christian, but i sense that she holds it against me that i converted to catholicism in 2008. she has a strong faith which i strongly admire her for.
she doesn't ask too much about the catholic church, but was surprised when i told her that the catholic bible is different from the king james protestant bible.
Here is the deal; most, won't say all, Independent Baptist churches are KJV only and believe the KJV is the only legitimate English version of the Bible. They believe the KJV authors were "inspired" by God in the way the term "inspired" is used in referring to the writers of the Bible. The irony in it is that they stick to the Bible and use it as the only measuring stick for godly living, practice and salvation, but in the KJV only.
If you were to ask them if the word of God is without error, they would agree. If you asked them how they know the word of God is inspired by God; some would be able to give a reasonable answer and they would use the Bible as a reference. Then, if you were to say you agree the Bible is inerrant and the writers are inspired because God states that it is in Scripture, then show me in Scripture where the the Bible states that the writers of the KJV were not only inspired by God, but in the same manner as the Apostles, prophets and other writers were? They cannot because the Bible does not say that. See the problem and irony. You won't persuade them, but the point is valid. On the one hand you state that the bible is without error and all we need to live the Christian faith, but then you make a claim that cannot be shown from the Bible.
The good news is that although they will not be able to get into the deepest things of God, those that use the KJV will certainly have enough for the Lord to use to bring them to salvation.
How they view Catholics is not the issue as much as the doctrine that your church teaches; for they realize that all are sinners and fall short of the glory of God and are in need of the Savior. They would see an individual Catholic in that way as they would anyone that holds onto doctrines not taught in Scripture.
I go to a SBC because they are generally the closest to the NT teaching on the doctrines of Sin, Salvation, Depravity, Perseverance of the saints et al. My favorite pastor-teacher is a non-denominational with Baptist roots and a fifth generation pastor.
I have witnessed and "mocking' of Catholic doctrine, but never the putting down of an individual Catholic.
I don't know if that helps or adds insights to what you are asking, but that is my 2 cents on the topic.