Friday, October 16, 2009
A Good Book on Understanding Catholics
I just started reading a very interesting book by Chris Castaldo called Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic. Castaldo is a former Roman Catholic and is now an evangelical pastor.
In His first chapter he gives the top five reason people have left Catholicism for evangelicalism (according to a questionnaire):
Five areas that they found in a non-catholic, evangelical faith...
1 - Every believer is called to full-time ministry.
2 - Relationship with Christ must take precedence over rule-keeping.
3 - We enjoy direct access to God in Christ.
4 - There is only one proper object of devotion - Jesus the Savior.
5 - God's children should be motivated by grace instead of guilt.