The Two Great Burdens of Ex-Catholics
Evangelicals (i.e. Christians) who have exited out of Rome have a dual burden. The first burden is a tremendous longing to reach their Catholic loved ones who remain apart from Christ and attached to the Roman religion. It is especially difficult at holidays and family gatherings. It is excruciating at the times of marriages, baptisms and funerals.
The second burden of Ex-Catholics is our yearning to warn our evangelical brothers and sisters of the dangers of Catholicism and the ecumenical movement. Ex-Catholics tend to have a clear understanding of the errors of Rome, and we recognize her seductions.
- She is beautifully ancient;
- she claims to be infallible and trustworthy;
- while boasting to be the only true Church, she is inclusive – assimilating Muslims, Jews, Hindus, et al into her collective;
- She can bring down the physical body of Jesus in the Sacrifice of the Mass;
- she has mysticism, smells and bells, beautiful art;
- she holds entire cultures in her sway;
- and her sacramental system of salvation allows you to participate, guaranteeing salvation in return for trusting in her.
May we ever stay diligent in opposing her, and remaining faithful in prayer and gospel-sharing with those in her grasp.