How to convert from a Lutheran Christian to a Catholic?

Any Catholics out there please give me as much info on the Catholic church (Catholic traditions etc) as possible and tell me what I would need to do to become a Catholic. I am currently in a Lutheran church. Serious answers please. No trolling on Christianity/religion. Thx, God Bless.

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11 Comments to “How to convert from a Lutheran Christian to a Catholic?”

  • Chris

    Catholicism is not Christian. Catholicism cannot get anyone into heaven, but catholicism leads to hell, because catholicism teaches works for salvation, and that is a false gospel of works (Galatians 1:6-9) that is against JESUS’S free gift of salvation!

    And catholicism will not give you a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus, which is what JESUS wants with you!

    So, you need to get away from catholicism, and instead, to believe in JESUS for His free gift of eternal life in heaven! John 3:16! :D!

    It’s clear from the Book of Acts in the Bible that catholics didn’t even exist during the days of Acts. And the SEVEN CHURCHES in Revelation, all of which existed before 100 AD, NONE of them are catholic! Catholicism didn’t exist for over 300 years after Jesus. And catholicism didn’t exist for over 200 years after the Bible was complete and compiled. Those in the Book of Acts are the first Christians, and they believed what would be called fundamentalist doctrine today. ANYONE can read the Book of Acts for themselves and see. Had catholicism existed during the time of Acts, the first Christians would have rejected catholicism completely.

    Also there’s TONS of Christians who also completely rejected catholicism, long before Martin Luther was even born. Catholicism murdered millions and millions of Christians. :*(

    So not only is it wrong for anyone to say that “catholics were the first Christians”, but this blows away the catholic claim that “no churches existed other than the catholic church, until Martin Luther”.

    Every “pope” is a false prophet. And there is no “pope” in the Bible.

    There were ALWAYS saved believers outside the catholic cult, who knew catholicism cannot save anyone.

    Catholicism cannot save. Only believing in Jesus for His free gift of salvation, is what saves!

    So, catholics need to get away from catholicism, and instead, to believe in JESUS for His free gift of salvation!

    Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! :D And the Trinity is true!

    The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to hell, is by believing in JESUS for His free gift of eternal life in heaven, believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died on the cross for all our sins as FULL PAYMENT for all our sins, and then Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe in Jesus for His free gift of salvation, and you will be in heaven, no matter what!

    Salvation is a FREE GIFT that happens in a split second when you believe in JESUS for His free gift of salvation! It is impossible to lose or “leave” salvation (John 6:39-40, John 10:28, 1 John 5:13).

    Please pray now: “Jesus, I believe that You died on the cross to pay for my sins and that You rose from the dead, and I thank You for eternal life!” You will be in heaven with Him forever when you die! :D

  • Don H

    There is hardly any difference.

    love and blessings don

  • Skepticat (UKB Operative)

    Go speak with a priest and he will tell you how to get involved with RCIA – it’s a program for adult converts to Catholicism. It won’t cost you money – just a commitment of your time. You’ll study until Easter at which time, if you are ready, you’ll undergo confirmation.

  • Wanna bite?

    You are actually very close to being a Catholic. Luther had some strange ideas. You have all the man made traditions in the Lutheran church, just like the Catholics. Just move man…

  • David N

    I converted to Orthodoxy from Lutheranism.

    I thought that conversion to Roman Catholicism would be paramount to saying:
    “The reformation was WRONG!”

    Conversion to Orthodoxy was paramount to saying:
    “The reformation was INCOMPLETE!”

    To answer your question…
    Just talk to your local parish priest and he will enroll you in RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. (The RC equivalant of Adult Confirmation Class.)

  • Robert S

    Go to your local Catholic church & ask about Inquirers or RCIA classes.
    Attend once a week for up to a year, then make your decision to join.
    We are not very different on matters of faith, just discipline & authority.
    Basically, you’ll need to make a Profession of Faith, if already baptized.

  • Q

    I was raised Catholic, and I remember my mom telling me that a priest once told her that “Lutherans make good Catholics”! The religions are very similar, so you’d probably have an easy time taking the leap.

    As others have said, start with RCIA classes and go from there. Good luck!

  • imacatholic2

    + Basic Info +

    A summary of Catholic beliefs is contained in the Nicene Creed (from the year 325):

    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose again in fulfillment of the scriptures: He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

    For a complete description of what Catholics believe, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/index.shtml

    For an overview, see: http://www.americancatholic.org/Newsletters/CU/ac1086.asp

    + Joining +

    If you are interested in joining or just learning more about the Catholic Church, contact your local parish and ask for information about their RCIA Inquiry group.

    You can go and ask any questions you want.

    This is the first step in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) but you can stop at any time.

    There is no obligation to become a Catholic.

    Some resources: http://www.archdiocese.la/evangelization/rcia/index.php

    With love and prayers in Christ.

  • carl

    Scott Hahn has some good books out there. ‘Signs of Life’ gives 40 Catholic customs/traditions. ‘Swear to God’ teaches about the Sacraments. There are 7 Sacraments in the Catholic Church. A good RCIA course will fill you in on the details. You can also check out the online catechism – http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm.

    If you are a scholar check out Cardinal John Henry Newman’s book on the development of Christian Doctrine.
    http://www.newmanreader.org/works/development/index.html

    He was an Anglican who through his study of Church history converted to become a Roman Catholic. His book details how the doctrines of the Church have developed into what they are today. Many say that every Christian should read his book but it is not an easy read. You need to know some Church history first.

    Peace

  • Matt

    It is sooooo simple. All you need to do is go call, contact or meet a Catholic Priest. Tell him what you want to do and why. He will talk to you and answer all your questions. It is not a big thing at all.

    The Lutheran Church (and its almost 100 various sects) are an offshoot from the Catholic Church in the first place. In that way, you can see this as coming home.

    Welcome back and God bless you no matter what you decide to do.

  • Danny H C.A.B.

    God bless you and welcome home! You should contact a local priest and ask him about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). These are the religious classes that teach you the Catholic faith and help you enter the Church.

    God bless.

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