If someone is really honestly searching for the truth, they will find it. It may take a while, but they will eventually.<quoted text>
Me too. The scenario usually plays out the same.
-they are well schooled in Biblical studies.
- many became ordained ministers within their respective protestant communities.
-they set out to convert Catholics and bam. They are introduced to a Christianity they never thunk. They quickly realize the Catholicism they were told about doesn't exist.
-as they search deeper and deeper into scripture, they see the truth in the Catholic Church.
-they read the writings of the Disciples of the Apostles and Church fathers of the first and second century and see Catholicism is the same as today.
Many convert and give up lifelong friends and careers for truth.
Some, like certain posters here, ignore what they have learned and continue with their false doctrines, slamming the Church with more vengeance than before. What's God to do with those souls when its all over?
There are those that have been repeatedly shown what the CC is, what she teaches and why, but they do not accept those teachings as being important or relevant to them. Maybe they don't bother to even try to understand. Maybe they are deeply annoyed that this new way of seeing things shakes up their world view much too drastically. They are too comfortable where they are at.
Then there are those who don't even accept that the CC teaches what she teaches but they stubbornly insist she teaches something she doesn't. Those ones are a *special* kind.
Jesus told the Apostles (in their proclaming the Gospel) that he who doesn't listen to them rejects Him. And you know that God will not force anyone to be in heaven with Him who doesn't want to be there.