[quote:2f0g9b74]What I find very interesting is most people coming into the Catholic Church are men and women that were well aware of what they were leaving behind. (Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn, Tim Staples, Alex Jones, etc.). But the opposite is almost rarely the case. Most Catholics that leave the Church had an immature understanding to begin with. This is speaking in general terms. Obviously someone can point to Luther to show otherwise but there aren’t many Luther’s out there. Even then Luther didn’t fully grasp the Church’s position on Grace and so on. His writings seem to show that he first came to a good understanding of salvation in his latter years and his rejection of the Church began.
I know that was the case in my own life and it cost me over 34 years away from the truth before I really examined Catholic teaching and came home. If I had known then what I know now I don’t believe that I’d’ve ever left the church.
I also have to agree with Jon that the presentation of n-C evangelism offers what seems to me to be a terribly over simplified version of Christianity. It’s more like closing a sales pitch than evangelism and that used to be my “thing” as a n-C.[/color:2f0g9b74]