Problems people claim to have with the Renewal
The person questions the authenticity of the Charismatic renewal because so many elements are practiced by Protestants
Catholics and Protestants share alike a commitment to personal prayer, devotional Bible reading, the importance of evangelistic witness, the need for personal repentance, the joyful expectation of the return of the Lord, a desire to live like Jesus, and many more things. Some Protestants share with us the sacraments, at least in outward form. Are Catholics to reject these things because Protestants share them? Hardly! We are to rejoice because we have so much in common in Christ. We are after all, brothers and sisters in Christ, even if separated in some things.
We won't bother to quote church documents on this issue, but suffice it to say that we are to rejoice in the common elements we have in Christ. The fact that we don't share everything is a source of prayer for an ultimate reconciliation in Christ as we join in His prayer "may they all be one."
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