Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
It has been 8 years since I left the RCC after my rebirth in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Since that time, I have not regretted leaving not even for a second. If anything, my witness in Jesus Christ has grown stronger as I have witnessed to current Catholics.
I have been persecuted many many times by Catholics, called all sorts of things, attacked, slandered, maligned, and ostracized. My RCC family has basically abandoned me and to this date none of them have turned to the Gospel. Nothing of this has prevented me from growing stronger in my faith in Jesus Christ.
From a sobering angle, I see the headlines of priest abuse which continue to be shown and I continue to see the RCC congregation sleep through the crisis. As they make every excuse in the book as to why this has happened and continues to happen. Vulnerable children continue to be abuse, the church continues to cover up the crimes, the congregation continues to be apathetic and proud. This just further affirms my own disgust at the 4 decades I was took part in this church! I thank God that He granted me repentance!
It saddens me when I encounter the obstinate attitudes of Catholics as I once had. It doesn’t anger me, it makes me quite sad. But I am also thankful God has granted me a new nature to have rid me of that proud behavior to see His glory, to see myself as a sinner in His sight, and to save me through Jesus Christ from my sins despite myself.
Catholics, you are being witnessed to NOT out of hate for you, not because we think you are worse sinners than everyone else, it is because some of us LIVED that false gospel as you are currently doing and we can see your eternal death sentence plain and clear. We don’t want you suffering eternal punishment, we want you to join us in eternal peace with Jesus Christ! This is why we witness the Good News of Jesus Christ to you.
This is not a Catholic vs Protestant debate as you seem to think, it is SIN vs. an Eternal Holy God. If you die in your sins, if you have not placed your full faith alone in the person and work of Jesus Christ, it doesn’t matter how good a Catholic you were, how good you think you as a person was, unforgiven sinners go to hell. Just one sin puts you in hell, God is a just and holy God!
I and others are NOT telling you to leave the RCC because we want you to join another apostate church, we are telling you to leave so that you experience the eternal rest that only Jesus Christ can provide! You can attend your Mass every day for the rest of your life, and you will NOT HAVE REST in Jesus Christ, I can guarantee this!
The first step to freedom is to acknowledge you are in fact a putrid rotten sinner in God’s eyes. Many are too proud to take this step and stay in those sins. Only when you take this step, you then realize the absolute NEED for a Savior, Jesus Christ! What is preventing you from taking this step to day? Tomorrow might be too late!