(QUESTION) I read your comments on Purgatory. I am wondering this: if you are truly interested in spreading “Christian Love”, why do you even have such a website? I am a Vatican I Tridentine Catholic. Usually I don’t say whether I am Catholic or Protestant, because I really believe that if we are Christians, we ought to focus on the things we agree on, such as the divinity of Christ, that He died for us and rose again, that He will come again. I don’t think God is going to care about minor doctrinal differences. You identify yourself as a former Catholic; did that somehow mean you were less of a Christian when you were Catholic? This world is already hostile enough towards anyone who is wiling to stand up for Christ. Why is a member of the “body” of Christ using such poorly disguised hostility? I will pray for you. Please remember that the Devil can quote scripture. Even the demons in hell believe in Christ, and they tremble… God Bless You
(BIBLE ANSWER) Greetings in Jesus’ name. True Christian love is based on God’s truth. It is not loving to not help people with their greatest need – eternal life. Your SOUL is your most valuable possession. For me to try to help you with that need, as a former Roman Catholic, is not wrong. Let me ask you, What is a Christian? Jesus said:
Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Mat 7:21)
You will NEVER be comfortable with what you think the will of God is unless you read it for yourself in the New Testament. Man’s focus for eternal life must be on JESUS. He is “the way” to God, John 14:6 (not Mary as the Fatima apparitions say). JESUS is “our life, sweetness and hope,” Col. 3:4; Mt. 11:29; 1 Tim. 1:1 (not Mary as the Rosary would declares). See https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/rosary.htm These are very serious errors. They are not “minor doctrinal differences.”
When I was a Roman Catholic, I did NOT have eternal life, because I didn’t have Jesus the way I Biblically needed to as my personal boss, king, Lord and Savior. I now have his yoke on me to follow and obey him. [I’m trusting in JESUS 100% for salvation and Mary 0%.] QUESTION: Do you LOVE JESUS first as real Christians do, even more than your own natural family? Please read it for yourself (Mt. 10:34-38). In the past I was wrongly trusting in being a Catholic, Mary and the sacraments, as I was taught. I didn’t realize what I needed to know until I read the Bible for myself. NOTE: Jesus has the words of eternal life (John 6:68). To learn what he says, read his wonderful teachings for yourself.
Please know I am your friend. I’m NOT your enemy. If I hated you I would say nothing and let you continue in darkness. I want to help you. You are right that the devil can quote Scripture, but so do the Lord’s disciples, which includes me. Please read 1 Cor. 6:9-11 and Luke 18:9-14. Have you seen my video as a former Roman Catholic? Please check it out. (There is NO Purgatory.) GOD BLESS YOU.