It irks me when Protestant churches promote Roman Catholicism. It really does.
Right here, let me say something: there are Roman Catholic people who are saved – I do not deny that. However, Roman Catholicism as a system is apostate; they do not have the gospel. They add works to the finished work of Christ. This is what the Protestant Reformation was/is all about.
So I am bothered when churches promote people who are Roman Catholic, because Rome no longer has the gospel. Someone ignorant of the issues may look at that and say, “Well, if my church thinks such and such a Roman Catholic is okay, then maybe Catholicism ain’t too bad,” when it is so clearly the case that Roman Catholicism as a system cannot save anyone. It gives tacit assent to the further acceptance of Catholicism by people who don’t know the issues. That’s dangerous, especially when there are plenty of Roman Catholic apologists out there just waiting for someone who doesn’t know how to defend himself to step into their traps and become converted to Catholicism.
Is it not better, then, for churches to promote people who are doctrinally sound? For them to promote those who know the gospel? Isn’t there so much more out there that is just as good as (if not better than) anything a Roman Catholic has to say? Protestants aren’t Protestants because they don’t like the way the Pope dresses or anything trivial like that; we are Protestants because we believe Rome has fallen into grave error and must be corrected, because as a system Roman Catholicism is leading people to hell. Theology matters, folks. There is a place for division, and a place for unity. The gospel is non-negotiable.