Monday, June 5, 2017

CATHOLICS FIND IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WHY PROTESTANTS DO NOT WANT TO BE CATHOLICS. People Who Read The Bible Recognize That The Real Reason Divisions Exist In The Name Of Religion Has To Do With Politics. There is a major difference between true religion and the false religions of this world.

Harry Riches

Happy Riches,Answer requested by Diane Shatto

In asking whether a Protestant should convert to Catholicism, one is assuming you mean Roman Catholicism.

There is no reason a Protestant should convert to Roman Catholicism, unless the Protestant thinks that he is missing out on something that he can find within the Roman Catholic religion.

Protestantism is actually a protest against the false teachings, pagan rituals, and ungodly behavior that is found in the Roman Catholic Church. To name some:
  1. Indulgences where people were/are encouraged to buy their salvation and make payment for their sins to keep them out of purgatory.
  2. Enforced celibacy, which is contrary to the Bible’s injunction not to prevent marriage, and warning that the Antichrist teaching will be introduced as being from God.
  3. Statues which are condemned in the Bible, especially the second commandment of the Decalogue as acknowledged by the Jews, but disregarded and covered up by the Roman Catholic Church.
  4. Magical powers attributed to priests who are able to turn the bread into the actual body of Lord Jesus Christ and the wine into His actual blood.
  5. The confessional system used to betray people and control congregations, wherein people perform arbitrarily prescribed penance for the forgiveness of sins, which is to declare the crucifixion of Lord Jesus Christ for sins of no account, and to hold Him up to contempt.
  6. The worldly hierarchical system of bishops lording it over others, whereas Lord Jesus said that those who follow Him will not lord it over others
  7. A mediatrix, a co-mediator in Mary the mother of Jesus, when the Bible states there is only mediator between man and God—the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. The Mother of God cult that deifies a mortal woman above the Infinite, Almighty, Everlasting Creator, through Whom all things have come into being.
  9. The Queen of Heaven cult which puts a woman as co-regent with the Infinite, Almighty, Everlasting Creator Who reigns over all of Creation.
  10. Hebephilia the covered-up practice of seducing adolescents within congregations and associated perversions.
The only reason any person, who is a Protestant, would like to be a member of any organisation that adheres to the above ten mention points, which contributes to the reasons why the Protestant movement exists—there are many more reasons—would be they find some of the above appealing. Anybody who is aware of the above and remains a member of such an organisation is tacitly, if not out-rightly, endorsing these very teachings and practices.

After reading the Bible, Martin Luther had ninety-five gripes with the church of Rome. These became the basis of the Reformation, and what is known as the Protestant Movement. However, being anti-Roman Catholic does not make one a Christian, the same as being baptized a Roman Catholic does not make one a Christian. For to be a Christian one must be born a second time by the Spirit of God and this only comes when we call upon God ourselves. The Gospel of John records the conversation of Jesus and Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
  • Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  • Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
  • Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:3–7)
When people are born into this world they enter as flesh through their mother’s waters, but they still need to be born of the Spirit of God to enter the Kingdom of God. Spiritual rebirth only occurs when we personally seek God. The reason we are born into this world is so that we can be born again (a second time) of the Spirit, instead of being born of the flesh only.
  • God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. (Acts 17:34–27)
The Bible is quite clear that each one of us is responsible for our own salvation and, in order to be saved, each one of us has to be born again. The reason we are on this Earth is to seek after God in the hope that we might feel (grope) after Him and encounter Him ourselves. Our parents cannot do this for us. A priest cannot do this for us. Only we ourselves can do this, if we are to be born a second time of the Spirit of God, having already been born a first time via the waters of our mother to become the corporal body of flesh that we are.

Who would want to be a Protestant or a Roman Catholic if one could be a member of the Kingdom of God and be a Christian?
  • Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. (1 Peter 4:16)
When the Bible is our guide to seeking God and developing a worldview that is in accord with the omniscient will of our Heavenly Father, we will find ourselves not wanting to be a Protestant or a Roman Catholic or any other form of catholic; rather, we will be simply call ourselves Christian.

Only One Road Leads To Life Whereas All Other Roads Apparently Lead To Rome

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