Such weddings are "mixed" marriages and will lead to nothing but heartache and turmoil.
The children of such a union will be completely confused and probably lost to the gospel.
But if a Catholic guy asks me out on a date, should I accept? Is there even a possiblity that we can come to a neutral agreement in our faiths if we decide to date and marry? Being married brings lots of things the two will find they don't totally agree with one another.
But that love you have for your Lord pours out toward the one you are with and respects and honors that person you are married too.
However, I did not anticipate just how much strife it would cause among people we don't even know.
I am saddened by the lack of charity that many people are displaying by hurling invective at Andrew, questioning the validity of our marriage, and making assumptions about the spiritual health and development of our future children.
This means that we must arm ourselves with the love of Christ and continue to press the claims of the gospel, which calls us to a grace that loves even those who oppose us and feel led to attack our character and beliefs.
Thank you very much for your positive comments on Andrew Sandlin's April 22nd blog entry, "Catholics and Protestants Together - Literally." I am the groom - the Roman Catholic - mentioned in the post.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. You should thank your lucky stars you met a decent Catholic person and marry them on the spot. Do you both believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior?This is of interest to June for a couple of reasons. ) Two, if some nice Christian guy (Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, or whatever) should ask this little heathen out on a date, would he be "wrong" in doing so?One, due to the fact that June's parents were not of the same religious affiliation, and had they not married, obviously June wouldn't be posting here. -Because June's thinking that how one answers number two, above, would say alot as regards one's perspectives, and whose side one was coming down on... This is of interest to June for a couple of reasons. ) Two, if some nice Christian guy (Catholic, Protestant, Methodist, or whatever) should ask this little heathen out on a date, would he be "wrong" in doing so?On April 25 I wrote a blog about a wedding between two young Christians, one Protestant and one Catholic.
This wedding was performed by my good friend Andrew Sandlin, one of the ministers of the Church of the King in Santa Cruz, California. The first one is the response I grew up with in the Bible-belt.
The thing that bothers me most, though, is that many have either implicitly or explicitly called into question my faith, salvation, and overall Christianity.