“Dear Ufuomaee,I have a friend I really want to settle down with but he is a Catholic and I’m a Pentecostal. What can I do in this case, cos I don’t know if my parents will accept a Catholic.”
I am quite stuck on how to advise you on this. Ordinarily, when two believers agree on how to worship God, through Jesus Christ, they still may have differences in certain less fundamental beliefs. Marriage is hard enough, when you agree on your faith. When you don’t, you expose yourself to a lifetime of pains. We have the biblical counsel to not be unequally yoked in marriage for good reason (2 Cor 6:14).
There is quite a world of difference between Catholicism and Pentecostalism, because of the idolatrous way Catholics treat Mary and the saints, not to mention their Pope and other erroneous doctrines. But does that mean you would be unequally yoked if you were to marry a Catholic, as they still profess Christ, and one can reason that they are also Christian? That is a tough one to answer, because I’ve always believed it isn’t about the religion that is practiced, but the faith that is placed in…