Are you considering joining the Catholic church? If so, you may have some questions. Here are some facts that many people search for in researching the church – and some information that may set your soul at ease.
Catholics Believe in the Bible
The primary belief of all forms of Catholicism – as well as Protestant Christian faith denominations – is that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God. It is authoritative and perfect – and the basis for all things in the life of a faithful follower of Christ.
Catholics Cherish Mother Mary – Not Worship Her
Another common misunderstanding people have of Catholicism is that Catholics worship Mary, the mother of Christ, or put her on a similar pedestal to the love and reverence they have for God. This isn’t true. However, Catholics do have great respect for Mary, much the same way a person who loves a dear friend might care deeply for their friend’s mother.
Catholics are Not Perfect
Many people who are asked why they do not belong to a Catholic church argue that either they are not perfect enough to belong or that the people they know who are members are flawed. The truth is, they’re right – no one is perfect enough to be worthy of the love and forgiveness God grants. The great things about following Christ is that shortcomings are forgiven and eternity is paradise is assured – regardless of how perfect or imperfect a person may be.
Catholics Want You to Join Them
There is a common misconception that Catholicism is a religion of exclusion. While it is true that Catholics believe that the Bible says no person can come to be with God except through His son, Jesus Christ, Catholics want to open the invitation to come to know Christ to as many people as possible.
Talk to your friends at your nearest Detroit Catholic church. They can help you learn more about the faith and make an informed decision about whether it’s for you.