Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on July 23, 2007

Why do some think Paul is the Protestant apostle and Peter the Catholic apostle?

Was Paul a Long Ranger, starting independent churches apart from the other apostles? 

What did Paul mean when he mentioned "baptism for the dead"?

Paul was a scam, a con artist. What reasons do you have to prove he was not just a cult leader like Jim Jones?

Paul was loved by the early Church; so why does he get a bad rap from some groups like the feminists and Jews today?

I am considering converting to the Catholic Church; what does Paul have to say about Mary?

What do we know about Paul's early life and education?

Did Paul write letters we don't have now? What would happen if those letters were ever found?

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Les Richardson July 24, 2007 at 8:44 PM

I thought you handled the Jim Jones question with style and grace. The caller and the question sounded quite provocative to my ear.

Well done, and a wealth of information as always.

Kristyn Hall July 25, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Hi Mr. Ray,
We visited Christ the King on Sunday and were blown away. We are not Catholic (not really Protestant anymore, either) and we’re in the process of trying to sort everything out. We grew up in the charismatic/pentecostal movement, and for the last five years we’ve been home churching in a couple of groups. In the last three to four years, we have avoided anything charismatic like the plague—or “charismaniac” as my husband would call it. I guess you could say we thought the Holy Spirit didn’t have much control over the people He filled, and we were afraid of them. We drove two hours to be there on Sunday, calling it a “fact-finding mission” and I feel like I have visited heaven. I was really anticipating that we’d see something kooky like we were used to and that would be the end of it. Then we’d go back to our miserable church-hopping ways. Instead I feel like we walked off a cliff—just how do you turn back after that? Wow! Don’t forget to thank God tonight that you have such a church. If every Catholic church was like CTK, every Christian would be Catholic. Thanks for your work here—we love your blog. :o)

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