It has been my experience, as a former Protestant, that the following questions are questions most Protestants do not like to answer because they challenge their entire worldview. These questions are not meant to be divisive but simply to point out the deficiencies within Protestantism in order that Protestants might see their need for the Catholic Church.
Top 10 Questions Protestants Do Not Like to Answer:
- How do we know which books belong in the Bible?
- Who determines what is a false interpretation of Scripture?
- What good is an infallible Bible without an infallible interpreter?
- How do we know what is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith and what is simply a doctrine over which Christians can disagree?
- How do we determine what is a schism and what is a branch of the Church?
- Which church is the church that 1 Timothy 3:15 identifies as the pillar and foundation of the truth?
- Why did Jesus assume there was only one visible institutional church that had the authority to excommunicate a person from the church in Matthew 18:15-18?
- Why Does Peter see baptism as essential for salvation in Acts 2:37-38?
- If Justification is by faith alone, why does the Apostle James say “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24)?
- Since the early church, including those Christians who sat at the feet of the Apostles, believed in the role of Bishops, apostolic succession, the Papacy, the Church as one visible institution, justification by faith and works, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the Eucharist as a sacrifice, baptismal regeneration, infant baptism, celibate clergy and the indissolubility of marriage among other doctrines, how could Christ allow the the church to become so corrupt given that He promised “the gates of hades shall not prevail against it [the church]” and “whenever The Spirit of The Truth comes, he will lead you into the whole truth” (John 16:13)?