Obedience is one of the keys to happiness . . . obedience to Christ’s words and Christ’s Church.
Protestantism’s fatal flaw
Jesus tells us very clearly in John 10:14, “‘I am the good shepherd,’ says the Lord; ‘I know My sheep, and Mine know Me.’”
Later, John 15:14 tells us how Jesus identifies His sheep: “You are my friends, if you obey My commands.”
Protestantism’s fatal flaw is automatically inserting “some of” into the passage so that it reads: “You are My friends if you obey some of My commands.”
That vanity allows them to avoid His most frequently given instruction: “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” He said that 12 times in the last half of John, 6. He repeated that instruction to receive Catholic Communion at least 6 more times in The Last Supper accounts.
Clearly, those who strive to obey all that He commanded will do what is necessary to receive Catholic Communion.
Those who avoid full obedience try to open Heaven’s Gates with their own keys.
Protestantism’s fatal flaw is also with the same vain insertion: “I try to love God and some of my neighbors so I am saved.”
Jesus lets us know that He sees such flaws: “I know My sheep and Mine know Me.” He tells us clearly that those who follow His most frequently given instruction are visible to Him.
Souls with “life in” them glow more brightly. He can pick them out of the darkness. In that gloom of dank disobedience, the souls of obedient Catholics sparkle like stars in His eyes!
Protestantism’s fatal flaw begins with thinking they can get away with ignoring His command to receive Catholic Communion, even though He told us “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” more than any other instruction.
Protestantism’s fatal flaw includes this actually insulting vanity: “Jesus is not smart enough to notice that I am ignoring Him.”