Last week, I was listening to a Catholic apologist on the radio. He was speaking about how Pope Benedict stressed, along with others within Catholic leadership, the importance of “having a personal relationship with God”.
Now, many will hear this and think nothing out of the ordinary about this. As if this is just something normal for Catholicism to teach.
But this really surprised me.
It is important to understand that the man who was speaking on the radio, had been an Evangelical before he converted to Catholicism. He has been a Catholic now for 22 years.
He also claimed that Catholicism offered “a more direct way to God”. Than supposedly the Evangelical or Fundamental route.
Again, this got my attention.