Jessa Duggar is currently courting Ben Seewald, a very strong Christian with very strong views on things. His views on the Catholic faith, however, recently caused a social media scandal and Seewald deleted the comments he had posted to his Facebook page.
"Where Catholics depart from Scripture, I will in no way support, but will call them out because I love them and desire that they be turned from their deadly errors," Seewald wrote. He also noted that he disagreed with the claim that Jesus' mother Mary was a "sinless being. I have nothing against individuals who are Catholic," he continued. "I know a lot of Catholics who are great people. What I DO have a problem with is the teaching that man can merit God's favor through his own works or the works of other fallen men."
Seewald was still not through expressing his disappointment with the Catholic tradition.
"I DO have a problem with the teaching that man can come to God through Mary or any other person besides Jesus … I DO have a problem with the deification of Mary as a sinless being. Mary herself admitted her need for a Savior. If she had no sin, she would need no Savior," he concluded.
Seewald quickly removed the post after it caused a great deal of backlash. People have posted information about Catholicism to his page in the hope of changing his mind and current Catholics have posted their own stories of belief and faith in God.
"Your comments about Catholics are incorrect," Lynda Winstead Pinello wrote. "You are the type of person who gives all Christians a bad name. Period."
However, others have written encouraging messages to Seewald, praising him for speaking the truth and remaining firm in what he believes.
"Stay firm in the Word," Linda Bryant wrote. "Do not let anyone sway you from the Word of the Lord."
Seewald has been courting Duggar for some time now, and an engagement is expect sometime soon. Both are fervent in their faith and have spent time as missionaries, which they continue to do in the future.