Protestantism’s fatal flaw – Reblog

Obedience is one of the keys to happiness . . . obedience to Christ’s words and Christ’s Church.

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Protestantism’s fatal flaw

Protestantism’s fatal flaw

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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.”

Post from a Converting Protestant

 

We found this on the intraweb and found it very instructive.  Please share with your protesting friends so they may one day experience the truth.

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I am a former Protestant, and have made the decision to convert to the Catholic faith. I haven’t voiced this decision openly to everyone I know yet, many of whom are Protestant (or at least non-Catholic, or even anti-Catholic), but I look forward to the day that I can, and intend to. There are so many things they don’t understand, that I myself didn’t understand about Catholicism until recently. However disturbing the inclination to become Catholic was to me at first, I am nevertheless grateful to God for being led to the historic faith once delivered to the saints. For Protestants reading this, I would urge you to read the writings of the apostolic fathers for a deeper comprehension of what (and how) the early Church practiced during the first century; the letters of Clement, bishop of Rome, and especially the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp. These men were disciples of the apostles, and very Catholic. Too few Christians today are familiar with their work, and the history of the Church in general, which is a great cause for the disunity we’ve been experiencing for the last 4 centuries. Love to all my Christian brethren. Do not fight amongst yourselves. God the father, and our Lord Jesus Christ bless you.

Great Catholic Response to a Protestant – Boom!

We discovered the outstanding response to a “protester” attacking the Church in a comment section in regards to the following question:  “Was St. Joseph a Virgin or a widower with Children?”

http://catholicsay.com/was-st-joseph-a-virgin-or-a-widower-with-children/

Manny wrote:

“The Catholic Church was the one that compiled and canonized the 27 books of the New Testament at the Councils of Carthage, Rome and Hippo in the 4th and 5th centuries. At the time there were over 700 writings and over 50 gospels. Protestants didn’t come into the picture until 1,000 years later, yet they accept the same 27 books that the Catholic Church accepted as inspired by God but refuse to accept Holy Tradition along with those 27 books. How then are Protestants so sure that the Catholic Church was correct in accepting those books and not the other ones if the Catholic Church is a “cult” as they say? Besides, not everything is written in the Bible, St. John the Apostle says so in his Gospel Chapter 20:30 and 21:25. So much for the Protestant teaching of Sola Scriptura by Martin Luther.

From the earliest times, the Catholic Church has believed that Mary remained a virgin all through her life, even the Eastern Orthodox Church believes this. St. Joseph, being a just man knew that Mary was the spouse of the Holy Spirit and that her womb was consecrated for Jesus the Son of God alone. St. Joseph respected this and was her chaste spouse and the protector and provider of Jesus and Mary. They weren’t your average couple. Protestants have rejected Tradition and accept what they want to, there is no Magisterium. That’s why there are more than 30,000 different Protestant churches with conflicting beliefs since Martin Luther’s “reformation” in 1517 AD. Each Protestant church interprets scripture as it sees fit, so then, who is “lost?” certainly not the Catholic Church. If the Blessed Virgin Mary had other children there was no reason for Jesus to put her under the care of St. John the Apostle at Calvary. When Joseph and Mary were looking for the 12 year old Jesus and found him preaching at the temple there is no mention of any other brothers or sisters with them. The Bible never says that the “brothers” and “sisters” of Jesus were the children of Mary. Not one verse says the sons and daughters of Mary or Mary their mother. In the Aramaic language that Jesus spoke there was no word for cousin. Uncles, cousins and extended relatives were called brothers and sisters and it was common for them to live within the same area and travel together to the temple, etc.. St. Jerome, who was born in the 4th century was a scholar and was the first one to translate the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin. He wrote that the brothers and sisters of Jesus were His cousins, the sons and daughters of the other Mary at Calvary, the wife of Cleophas, who tradition says was the brother of St. Joseph. Mary the wife of Cleophas is called the “sister” of Mary the Mother of Jesus in St. John’s Gospel but she was her sister in law. In Aramaic there was no word for sister in law either.

The Protestant reformers like Luther and Calvin believed in Mary’s perpetual virginity and that she was the Mother of God even after they broke with the Catholic Church. The founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley also believed in Mary’s perpetual virginity. Fundamentalist anti Catholic Protestants need to go to the Catholic Answers website and look up these doctrinal issues and also get a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church instead of listening to the same old anti Catholic diatribe.”