You think infant Baptism is the greatest hurdle? To me, it couldn't be any clearer what the Apostles taught, based on the writings of the early Church fathers. And Pad, most Protestant sects practice infant Baptism. Your teaching on it is quite new. In fact, no where in the Bible can you find where infants were not Baptized. Grant it, it doesn't say they were either.<quoted text>I have been for the last 2 years EWTN's Journey Home.It is all the same Clay. Evangelicals who find JESUS in their particular persuasion,than they are discontent with the idea that Authority should remain illusive,and there must be one church that has that Authority.
Some evangelicals or Anglicans find the worship wanting in their former persuasions,and want a Liturgy.The Anglicans are rightfully concerned about the Episcopal apostasy which is happening daily.Moral decline can be found throughout the Christian world.But really Clay just because the RCC stands against immorality,and most Christians do,should we all leave our churches to join with a church that has emerging Liberal theology,and is facing immoral scandals with the most precious of their offspring?
I marvel at how all of those converts have to go through the conflict of the use of statues,praying to saints,and the ultraveneration of Mary. ALSO the converts fail to elaborate on the most greatest hurdle ((Infant baptism)).
The Word is more than clear concerning conversion,baptism and regeneration,RC Baptism of infants and the theology or dogma that is attached to it is non-Biblical.The Believer's Baptism is not only Biblical,it was practiced in the first century AD,infant baptism was not even mentioned till the 2nd century. If baptism of a believer was both biblical and practiced even to the death in the first century,than it should be the NORM for all of Christianity.
Of course you are more than welcome to believe what you want,but,to expect that we should forsake our basic Christian living anpractices for a church that is in moral upheaval is questionalbe.Not only that all of those converts to your Church to me Clay are no testimony to the greatness of your church in contrast to what the rest of Christianity is before GOD.
Now, thank you for stating that we do not worship statues. However, please don't say creating a statue for use if worship is forbidden either. God didn't say that. In fact, God commanded the Jews to create graven images of Angels. Hello??
In order for God to get jealous of statues we would have to think of them as a diety or something equivalent of a god. Creating something to honor a great witness to the faith- a saint- couldn't make God jealous. That's ridiculous..