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March 20, 2005 at 7:23 pm #990AnonymousInactive
I am a single young man who formerly attended Pentecostal and Charismatic churches. I now want to change over to traditional orthodox Christianity and am interested in learning more about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic church.
During the past year, I have started to attend Mass on Sunday mornings and will soon be taking Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes. I have started taking correspondence courses on Catholicism from the Catholic Home Study Service.
Now I need to find a good Catholic Bible from which to read as my dozen current Bibles are all of Protestant translations lacking the Deuterocanon (with the exception of the New Revised Standard Version, a mainline Protestant translation used by the Anglican/Episcopalian church among other denominations).
Thanks for having me in this forum.March 20, 2005 at 7:37 pm #3903About Catholics TeamKeymaster
Hi Wayne. A good one is the New American Bible[/url:2g2rjyq5]. You can find it online and in many, many Catholic bookstores.
It is very similar to the NRSV, but it is primarily Catholic. Most of them that I’ve seen come with footnotes. I think the most widely circulated one is the St. Joseph Edition.
What got you interested in the Catholic faith?March 21, 2005 at 1:16 am #3905AnonymousInactive
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JamieMarch 22, 2005 at 1:38 am #3918AnonymousInactive
I became interested in Catholicism when I started studying the beliefs and practices of different Christian denominations after I decided that I didn’t want to remain in the Pentecostal movement. I was introduced to Pentecostalism by the person who led me to Christianity through the prayer of salvation, more commonly known as the sinner’s prayer.
I started reading articles on Catholic web sites about different aspects of Catholicism. In particular, I paid extra attention to articles that addressed the questions that Protestants and especially Evangelicals often have about the Catholic faith.
Now I’m gaining a great appreciation for the liturgy of the Mass and a greater understanding of why Catholics practice Christianity the way they do.March 22, 2005 at 7:16 pm #3925AnonymousInactive
God bless you Wayne…. welcome to the forum.
ScottMarch 22, 2005 at 7:40 pm #3926AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I know that I will enjoy my time in these forums learning more about the Catholic faith.March 27, 2005 at 5:12 am #3955AnonymousInactive
Welcome Wayne. As a former tounge speakin, devil chasin pentecostal myself. We welcome you and are here for you.
PS-Anyone in here know who Alex Jones is?March 27, 2005 at 3:51 pm #3968About Catholics TeamKeymaster
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