“How Can I Evangelize to My Sister Away from the Church?” (The Patrick Madrid Show)

Christina finds herself in a challenging family dynamic where her sister, formerly Catholic, has now embraced an evangelical megachurch, focusing on concepts like generational curses and personal relationships with God over traditional religious practices. During their discussion on the show, Patrick Madrid offers Christina some sage advice steeped in Scripture and Catholic teaching to help guide her sister back to the fold.

Patrick encourages Christina to emphasize the importance of the sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, in nurturing a true relationship with Christ. He points out that merely calling oneself a “child of God” without adhering to Christ’s teachings, such as participating in the sacraments, doesn’t align with the depth of commitment that Jesus outlined for His followers. Using verses like John 6:53-56, where Jesus talks about the necessity of eating His flesh and drinking His blood, Patrick highlights the uniqueness of Catholicism’s devotion to the Eucharist.

He further suggests that Christina remind her sister of the biblical foundation of the Catholic Church, citing Matthew 16:18, where Jesus declares, “On this rock I will build my Church,” to underline that the Church founded by the apostles continues through the succession of Catholic hierarchy.

Lastly, Patrick advises that Christina confront her sister gently but firmly with questions about whether her current spiritual practices truly align with what Jesus commanded, encouraging her to consider if her megachurch can offer the same continuity and depth as the Church established by Christ Himself.

If you have left the Catholic faith, consider this podcast a loving invitation to come back home. 🕊️✨

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.