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The Two Great Burdens of Ex-Catholics

October 30, 2010

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 8:19 am

    This is absolutely true. It frustrates me that my evangelical brethren want to fully accept the RCC as brothers and sisters in Christ. As an ex-catholic living with a still catholic wife, we have the reformation inside our home pretty much daily, but certainly during the major RCC events. When she hears “my people” saying the RCC is OK, she thinks I’m a wacko. God is teaching me how to love my wife even if she doesn’t believe like I do. Maybe this is the lesson he’s trying to teach me. No better way to love catholics than to be married to one after you have left the RCC.

    • Alma Mater permalink
      March 11, 2014 11:53 pm

      I am so sorry that you are going through this, but don’t give up on your wife!

      I was saved in 2009, but didn’t figure out how unbiblical the Catholic doctrines were for a while. And even when I did, it took me a long time to overcome the indoctrination. I finally left the Catholic Church in 2011. God blessed my family by saving my then-atheist husband within months! But it really hurt my Catholic mother, who I think would have rather seen me atheist than Christian!

      The most amazing, miraculous thing happened just a few weeks ago, and I was able to lead my mother in a profession of faith in Christ. Since then, she has been seeing the errors in the RCC church, and I am sure it is a matter of time before she obeys God’s call to come out of her.

      I am feeling a much stronger sense of hope for the rest of my family, now. I understand that God really can bring beauty from ashes. I pray that your wife will see that only Jesus is the Rock of Salvation.

  2. Christopher Pett permalink
    March 16, 2015 9:55 pm

    I have just joined the ranks of the ex-catholics, and identify with the two posts above. In fact I have been out of the RC church for about 50 years, but the last seven years have been a struggle to free myself from the sticky flypaper of indoctrination, and commit my life to trusting Jesus alone. I have finally found that peace ‘that passes all understanding’ and feel relieved that the battle against Romanism is finally over. Thank God Almighty, I’m free at last!

    Does anyone know where I can find an active forum which is supporting people who have left the Catholic church? I live in England, but in this age that is rather irrelevant. God bless you all. I have walked the same lonely road and it would be good to find some new friends

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