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Rita Edie wrote:

Hi, guys —

Is it right for me to leave the Catholic Church for another?

I am a Catholic Christian from birth and have grown up in the Catholic Church. Now, I have a fiancé who is a Jehovah's Witness and he says I must join his faith or there will be no marriage.

Please advise. I am confused and do not know what to do.

I do not want to leave my Church.

Rita

  { My fiancé won't marry me unless I convert against my will, to a Jehovah's Witness. }

Eric replied:

Dear Rita —

No, it is not right to leave the Catholic Church for another.

The Second Vatican Council says (paragraph 14):

This Sacred Council wishes to turn its attention firstly to the Catholic faithful. Basing itself upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition, it teaches that the Church, now sojourning on earth as an exile, is necessary for salvation. Christ, present to us in His Body, which is the Church, is the one Mediator and the unique way of salvation. In explicit terms He Himself affirmed the necessity of faith and baptism and thereby affirmed also the necessity of the Church, for through baptism as through a door men enter the Church. Whosoever, therefore, knowing that the Catholic Church was made necessary by Christ, would refuse to enter or to remain in it, could not be saved.

The Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult. Everyone else recognizes them as such. They distort Scripture and exert powerful control over their members. You are being sucked in. Here is a book that may help you:

Or just go to Catholic.com and do a search for "Evert Jehovah's" and read some of the articles for a taste.

Eric

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Rita —

In addition to what my colleague Eric has said, ask yourself:

Why you would want to pay a price of your beliefs for a husband, and why he would want you to pay that price?

Mary Ann

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