We have spent three months ministering in Omaha, Nebraska exclusively to the Catholic community. As Protestants, we are inclined to judge Catholics as not saved or idol worshippers or bogged down in tradition. Those who know Anazao or have read our books and articles will know that we have always been strong in our defence of Catholics as Christians.
Firstly because I was brought up as a Catholic and developed a strong, spirit-filled relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit long before I embraced a non-catholic expression of my Christian faith.
Secondly, because I believe that Catholics and the orthodox expressions of Christianity have a more complete understanding of salvation process, seeing it as much more than a one-off “sinner’s prayer” event that tends to trip up us protestants. For further explanation on this point, read our article on “Does the Law of Moses apply to the Christian” under the “Foundation Series” tab in our Online Store on our website.
What impressed me in my counseling was the strength of the relationship all my clients have with Jesus and the ease with which they are able to find Jesus’ presence in trauma’s from the past. Far easier than most of my protestant clients. Because of the strong focus on the sufferings of Jesus, exemplified by the crucifix, which is so prominent within the Catholic psyche, they very easily find Jesus completely connected and melded with them throughout the trauma. This is the engine room of healing and we had some amazing breakthroughs in a variety of ailments.
It is so important that we don’t criticize other expressions of our Christian faith just because they have a different focus or perspective to our own.
Since we are one body, that is self-mutilation. Not smart.