When Jesus returns will He find you in one of the 33,800 Protestant Churches that “spin” Jesus’ Words? In Islamism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. that refuse Him? In the counterfeit Vatican ll Catholic Church that’s been usurped from the true Catholic Church? Or will He find you in the One and Only Church He established—the pre-Vatican ll Roman Catholic Church--The ONLY Church to hold salvation?
“The wicket are alienated from the womb; they have gone astray; they have spoken false things.” (Psalms 57:4)
If you were a bookie what odds would you give for the salvation of these wicked that have gone astray and spoken FALSE THINGS?
On the subject of God’s only Church there are thousands of quotes from Saints, Popes and Doctors of the Church, which clearly demonstrate that “Outside the Catholic Church (not the Vatican ll Catholic Church infested with the smoke of Satan) there’s NO Salvation.”
COUNCIL OF FLORENCE, 1441, Bull Cantate Domino by Pope Eugene lV, ex cathedra:
“The Most Holy Roman Catholic Church firmly believes, professes, and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics, and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels, unless before death they are joined with Her; and that so important is the unity of this ecclesiastical body that only those remaining within this unity can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, their almsgiving, their other works of Christian piety and the duties of a Christian soldier. No one, let his almsgiving be as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he abide within the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church.”
It’s noteworthy to point out that being in the Catholic Church is NO GUARANTEE of salvation--it’s only a way to salvation. In fact, while all non-Catholics are lost to Hell, most Catholics not only go to Hell, but to Hell’s deeper deeps. A long list of Saints, Popes and Doctors of the Church preach upon this.
But why take the words of the Fathers and theologians, when Holy Scripture settles the question so clearly? Look in the Old and New Testaments and you will find a multitude of figures, symbols and words that clearly point out this truth: Very few are saved. e.g. (1 Peter 4:18) “And if the just man shall SCARCELY be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
As Christians we know that ALL non Christians are destined to the fires of Hell unless they convert to Christianity before death. Jesus’ own Words: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Obviously non Christian religions refuse the teachings of Jesus, so how can they be saved? This also holds true for Protestants and Vatican ll Catholics because, they are heretics, and heretics by its meaning, “dissenter from established church dogma”, DO NOT keep the words taught by Jesus.
“If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and will come to him, and will make abode with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my words. (John 14: 23-24)
How then can it be said that Protestants keep Jesus’ Words when they wander off in a multitude of different directions misinterpreting and changing what He taught?
There exists more than 33,000 Protestant religious sects and each contradicts the others teaching in some manner. If every Protestant Church would agree with each other’s Church there wouldn’t be that multitude of heretical Churches. They would all be in one Church--but they’re not. Instead of one Church adhering to the teachings of Jesus—as does the Roman Catholic Church--they’re a potpourri of heretical Churches distorting the Words of Jesus.
Was it Jesus’ intention to establish thousands of different churches that change His Words to suit their fancy--or was it His intention to establish only one Church to teach His unchanging Words? John 14: 23-24 is crystal clear: “…KEEP MY WORD”.
Do Protestants ever question why they have so many different Churches with different beliefs and use a variety of Bibles that differ widely in content? Do they question why each Protestant teaching is different from the other? Do they question why the King James Bible has seven less books than the Douay-Rheims un-altered Catholic Bible? I personally had a Protestant tell me the reason the seven books were removed from the King James Bible was “BECAUSE WE DON’T FEEL WE NEED THEM!”
Apocalypse 22:18-19 “For I testify to every one that heareth the words of prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. And if any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book.”
Much more could be said to prove that Protestants are in error and not saved, but if what has already been said is not sufficient evidence, then nothing more said would be convincing.
Now, how can it be said that Vatican ll Catholics keep Jesus’ Words when they fail to follow the Doctrines set forth by the Holy Roman Catholic Church from its beginning?
(Matthew 16:18-19) “And I say to thee: That THOU ART PETER; and UPON THIS ROCK I will build my church, and THE GATES OF HELL shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and whatever thou shalt LOOSE UPON EARTH, it shall be loosed also in heaven”
BIND UPON EARTH includes the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility. But does the Vatican ll Church follow the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility? NO! They DO NOT! If they did, they would abide by the Bull of Pope Leo Xlll “Apostolicae Curae” that declared all Anglican orders “Absolutely null and utterly void”. All Vatican ll priests since 1969 have been ordained under the Anglican Rite, thus, making their Orders Null, Void and resulting in invalid consecration of the Holy Mass, invalidity of the Holy Eucharist, invalid (useless) confessions, and erroneous teachings that defies century’s of Catholic rubrics.
Vatican ll Catholics say…we are the majority (90% are Vatican ll Catholics) how can we not be saved? Well if the majority of Vatican ll Catholics (so-called Catholics) is the measure of who is or is not saved, then they should become Muslims. Their numbers exceed Catholic numbers. They should also read the sermon of St. Leonard of Port Maurice “The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved”
He tells that in the time of Noah, the entire human race was submerged by the Deluge, and only eight people were saved in the Ark. And St Peter adds: “This ark was the figure of the Church”. St Augustine added, “And these eight people who were saved signify that very few Christians are saved…”
What answer did Our Lord give to the curious man in the Gospel who asked Him, “Lord, is it only a few to be saved?” This was Our Lord’s answer: “Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.” Who is speaking here? It is Jesus Himself!
In another occasion Our Lord says even more clearly, “Many are called, but few are chosen.” He does not say that ALL are called and that out of ALL men, few are chosen as most Protestants and many Vatican ll Catholics incorrectly believe, but that MANY are called which means, as St. Gregory explains, “that out of all men, MANY are called to the TRUE FAITH, but that out of them FEW ARE SAVED. These are the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Are they clear? They are true. Tell me now if it is possible for you to have faith in you heart and not tremble?”
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Saint Leonard of Port Maurice’s sermon “The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved” is a sermon you’ll remember. But be WARNED…it will scare the Hell out of you.
Pray the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular, and pray for the conversion of ALL souls.