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June 4, 2004 at 5:31 am #838About Catholics TeamKeymaster
I was reading the website for the Southern Baptist Convention and they actually have links and things to other Baptist websites about how to evangelize Catholics. I was kind of shocked – I am not sure why, I have seen this kind of thing before at other sites like Good New for Catholics and other sites devoted to promoting the Gospel among Catholics. Maybe I should start a section on this website like that (except it won’t have that strange anti-Cathoilc twist). ” title=”Wink” />
Anyway, one of the tips on how to evangelize Catholics was to talk only about things central to salvation. Now, I find that to be an interesting pointer because I guess there are some really big differences between Catholics and Baptists as to what is central to salvation. Baptists would probably see the sacraments as not essential to salvation yet the Catholics viewpoint is different. I don’t know, it just strikes me as odd.
Also, they have these “belief bulletins” that outline the core beliefs of a particular faith and sometimes there is a Baptist response. Amongst others there is a Roman Catholic one and an Orthodox one. Now, for the Orthodox belief bulletin they list that the Orthodox Church claims its origin from Pentecost and split from the Latin church in 1054, however for the Catholic belief bulletin they say the church started as a political ordeal in the 5th or 6th century. How bogus is that? :what:
It’s amazing that they have to lie in order to make the Catholic Church sound bad instead of just putting the truth out there.June 4, 2004 at 3:51 pm #2942AnonymousInactive
I was reading those same bulletins and articles a few months ago. In addition to the discrepancy of time of founding, there is a marked difference in the way they discuss icons. In the Catholic articles, we are idolaters. In the Orthodox articles, they are devout but misguided.June 8, 2004 at 6:39 am #2953About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Yes, I noticed the same thing. What do you think is the reason for such discrepancy? Is it because the Orthodox Church doesn’t claim the unity and lordship over the world that the Catholic Church does or is there another reason?
To me it seems like blind prejudice and not much else.
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