You know what Clay, He didn't turn his back on Jesus .<quoted text>
Sadly, if you were indeed raised Catholic and experienced the Holy Eucharist, and now turned your back to Him, you have committed a grave sin.
Having said that, only God can see into your soul. Only He knows the true reasons why you left. Only He can ultimately judge you.
The reasons you cited above are not sufficient. For you to say, " the Roman Catholic Church has many beliefs and practices which are from the truth found in the Bible", is faulty for many reasons.
1. All the RCC beliefs are found in the Bible. You're not allowed to authoritatively dictate whether they are or not.
2. The Church came first. Then the Bible (NT).
In fact, it existed yrs before any of the Apostles wrote. Some Books were the result of the Apostles writing to the Church. See, Church was already established.
3. By attempting to dictate for yourself what the Bible is saying, you're declaring yourself an authority. Even more so of an authority than the Pope. Even our Pope has to obey what was taught by the Apostles. This ensures us that the deposit of faith given 2,000 yrs ago by word of mouth and letter is eternally safeguarded from generation to generation. Christ protects the Magistrium of the Church from error when teaching on faith and morals.
This is called real faith...real trust in Jesus Christ. These conspiracy Christians like to believe Jesus abandoned His Church in 330 AD and waited another 1500 yrs to reveal His true Ministry via the printed Bible to the 'Born Again' movement.
I understand the temptation to join one of the 42,000 sects outside of the true Church. Heck, there is a whole buffet of Christianity to choose from, to adhere to whatever lifestyle fits. That's not what Christ established.
"Peter, you are the rock upon which I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it"
Even If you were a true sola scripturest, you can see He started a Church. And the Devil will not prevail against her.
He found Jesus, God opened his understand to the Holy Scripture.
Only The Holy Spirit can do that , not man .
F.R.C. did not join a sect, he was joined to the true vine. He became part of the body of Christ .