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.<quoted text>
I totally understand your frustration. Its gotta be a horror for people in your situation to realize what the Catholic Church actually is....instead of what you were raised to believe it was!
Now you been presented with the truth, and you conveniently need to ignore it. Otherwise you'll lose your career. Many many Pentecostal Ministers have converted. In fact, there has been a wave of notable Protestant Ministers who've converted to the Catholic faith.
You see, Jesus+Papacy+Rome=continuity. Our Lord needed continuity to ensure His Ministry would stand the test of time and tyrants. The data is in Confrint. It has!! For 2,000 yrs His Church - the pillar and bulwark of faith - is still proclaiming the Gospel.
Your Pentecostal group will change with your grandchildren. There is no continuity as long as they think they can interpret Our lords will based on what they see in scripture.
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.