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How Do I Respond to Protestants Who Ask Me if I’m a Christian?


Protestants sometimes ask me "Are you a Christian?" How do I respond without letting them know how insulting I find the question?


One possible answer to the question “Are you a Christian?” is “Yes, I’m a Catholic.” It is very possible that your non-Catholic Christian friends do not intend to be insulting but are asking as a prelude to “witnessing” to you. By answering their question with a “yes,” you are affirming that you are Christian. By adding that you are Catholic, you are informing them of your Catholic affiliation and that you consider Catholics to be Christians.

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