mis conceptions about catholicism
I'm a believer and have attempt to strengthen my faith over the years by learning as much as possible about Jesus and about my Christian faith, so i can try to defend it from mis conceptions, and after many years of getting involved in conversations, discussions and research trying to explain to others what the apostolic church actually teaches in particular topics, i came to the conclusion that only GOD can implant in peoples hearts the real truth.
Being in a state of sin certainly clouds our minds when it comes to understanding how pure the word of GOD is (BIBLE).
One parable comes to mind that describes how we differentiate good from evil:
"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?"
and many other parables also repeat very much the same message
The miss conceptions i sometimes hear and read about catholicism often reminds me very much of some negative reviews seen in the shopping site amazon, where if you can read negative reviews against a product but quickly realize the negative review is not actually related to the product but to some other factor, for example maybe the goods were purchased from some dodgy vendor who failed to deliver the expected goods but not a review about how the product performed or its characteristics.
But amongst those reviews sometimes you get true negative reviews about a product, how badly it performed or about its bad characteristics and is those reviews I find gives me a true insight of the product, just like when i need to understand something about the bible/religion i always refer to trustworthy resources that follow the teachings of apostolic church.
One such trustworthy resource is the EWTN library archives.