I’ve been a Christian for 9 years (Protestant) and recently I’ve wanted to find out more about Catholicism. I have been doing some reading and listening to some podcasts online, and I’m working my way through all the obscure bits of the Bible that I know I haven’t read properly yet!
Yesterday I was watching a You Tube clip of a sermon by Catholic priest, who was told by someone in the street that he would go to hell for being Catholic.
The priest gave a good and convincing sermon, which I liked very much.
Then I started reading all the comments underneath and it was basically a long fight between Catholics and non-Catholics, hurling scripture verses at one another with different interpretations; each pointing out how wrong the other was, quoting or denying the works/existence of the Early Church Fathers etc etc
I had started to feel really excited about my search into the ’ Real Truth’, and now I just feel disillusioned. Quite why I thought I could read the Bible, or anything else, and come to some sort of conclusion for myself when 600 years of scholars trying to do so since the Reformation have failed to reach an agreement, was pretty silly and arrogant of me.
I am praying that the Holy Spirit will lead me, but was that evidence of Him telling me to leave it alone and go back to my thinking that somehow as long as you believe Jesus is your Saviour, everything is going to be ok?
Would be grateful for any thoughts/book recommendations/anything really