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Skip to comments.Protestants: It's time to come back
Posted on 07/14/2014 9:20:18 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
To my Protestant brothers and sisters:
It's time to come back to Mother Church. We want you, we need you, we love you.
I've spent a lot of time in dialogue with activist atheists recently, and the direction we are going is not pretty. We are witnessing a rapid cultural decline into amorality.
Satan seeks the ruin of souls through the destruction of marriage and family, and the quickest route to his goal is the profanation of sex. The truth and meaning of human sexuality is our era's cultural fault line, and unfortunately, Protestant denominations have been tumbling into its widening crevace at an alarming pace.
The first cracks denying the sacred nature of human sexuality began mere decades ago with the first tentative acceptance of contraception by a Christian church (the Anglicans). After 1,900+ years of unbroken Christian teaching on the immorality of contraception (including 400+ years of unbroken Protestant teaching), a moral evil was suddenly declared good. The entirety of Protestantism, although horrified at first, soon followed suit.
"Woe to those who call evil good" -- Isaiah 5:20
Then came other issues -- sterilization, masturbation, abortion, fornication and cohabiting, homosexual activity and homosexual "marriage". One by one, Protestant communities have broken from Christian teaching and sided with the secular culture. Many Protestant communities do not accept all the aforementioned evils as good, of course, and some are making a valiant attempt to fight one or more of them. However, there is no guarantee that those denominations won't eventually accept other sexual sins in the same way they accepted contraception, sterilization and masturbation. A majority vote by church leaders could launch an unsuspecting Protestant from the Spirit of the Gospel right into the spirit of the age -- the Planned Parenthood age.
Look where you are standing. Unless you stand with the Catholic Church, you may already have one foot off the cliff.
How to guarantee that you'll stand firmly on the ground of moral Truth? Come back home to the Catholic Church.
For over two thousand years:
The Catholic Church has never taught that contraception is a moral good, and she never will. The Catholic Church has never taught that sterilization is a moral good, and she never will. The Catholic Church has never taught that masturbation is a moral good, and she never will. The Catholic Church has never taught that abortion is a moral good, and she never will. The Catholic Church has never taught that fornication is a moral good, and she never will. The Catholic Church has never taught that homosexual activity is a moral good, and she never will.
The moral teachings of the Church have never changed, and they never will.
Human sexuality is transcendent, life-giving and sacred, and the Catholic Church will teach that Truth till the last day.
Dear Protestant, a church with a changing morality is a church built on shifting sand. If you want to build your life and eternity on something solid, build it on the Rock of Peter. Don't be carried about by every wind of social change; come back to the Catholic Church and stand strong with us -- one united Body as Jesus intended.
America may not survive many more generations at the rate we are going, but the Church and her teachings will stand regardless, speaking the same Truths, undisturbed, till the end of time. Believe me, it's a really nice place to be in a storm. Extremely peaceful.
So, come on. You'll like it here, living in peace and joy and certainty. It's your rightful home anyway.
Come back to Holy Mother Church. It really is time.
You should focus you energy telling the Good News to people who haven’t already heard it.
Not all Protestant churches have fallen. I’ll think about returning to the “mother church “ when it starts consistently excommunicating pols like Pelosy.
Leila Miller is a wife and mother of eight children who has a penchant for writing and a passion for teaching the Catholic Faith in simple ways. This suma cum laude Boston College graduate also loves to debate atheists, advocate for special needs orphans, and attempt the matchmaking of young Catholic singles (not necessarily in that order). All of the above is accomplished on her three blogs: Little Catholic Bubble, Orphan Report, and the invite-only Catholic Moms Matchmaking.
“You should focus you energy telling the Good News to people who havent already heard it.”
That’s like saying, “You shouldn’t feed the poor. You need to just preach the gospel.”
We can do both.
Jesus is all I need. I do not need the Traditions of the Catholic Church to get me right with God.
He has already Saved me from my sins and given me the New Birth (Born Again as Jesus said to Nicodemus).
I have no need to come back to the Catholic Church.
“Not all Protestant churches have fallen.”
Something of an oxymoron.
Again, your arrogance is obvious. Your lack of Godly humility is telling.
It's time to come back to Mother Church. We want you, we need you, we love you.
How nice. Maybe some time a Christian can write an article...
To my Catholic brothers and sisters: It's time to come back to the one true Church founded at Pentecost. We want you, we need you, we love you.
Salvation comes with a faith in Christ alone. Put your trust in Jesus, not some organized religion. Then find a Bible based group to study scripture and give praise to God.
“There is probably a majority of Protestant churches that are holding true to the Gospel.”
Actually none of them do. They can’t hold true to the gospel and be Protestant.
Sorry, no worshiping Mary for me.
Sounds like some kind of cult the way they are always going on about “Mother Church” and stuff.
I don’t care about Priests, robes, incense, foreign languages, candles, all that pomp and crap. We don’t human authority, we need to share the good news. Let us not pretend the messengers are less prone to sin or more important than those in the pews.
“Again, your arrogance is obvious.”
The truth is the truth. Whether you think the truth is arrogance is immaterial.
“Your lack of Godly humility is telling.”
Since you are so out of touch with what is true, your judgment can’t be taken seriously in any case.
“As part of a fund-raising campaign commissioned by Pope Leo X to finance the renovation of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Johann Tetzel, a Dominican priest, began the selling of indulgences in the German lands.
“Albert of Mainz, the Archbishop of Mainz in Germany, had borrowed heavily to pay for his high church rank and was deeply in debt. He agreed to allow the sale of the indulgences in his territory in exchange for a cut of the proceeds. Luther was apparently not aware of this.
“Even though Luther’s prince, Frederick III, and the prince of the neighboring territory, George, Duke of Saxony, forbade the sale thereof in their respective lands, people in Wittenberg traveled to purchase them. When these people came to confession, they presented their plenary indulgences for which they paid, claiming they no longer had to repent of their sins, since the document promised to forgive all their sins. “
Luther was outraged that they had paid money for what was theirs by right as a free gift from God. He felt compelled to expose the fraud that was being sold to the people. This exposure was to take place in the form of a public scholarly debate at the University of Wittenberg. The Ninety-Five Theses outlined the items to be discussed and issued the challenge to any and all comers.”
Geez, guys - work on your hymnal and we’ll talk about it.
3 or 4 good ones just ain’t enough for us who grew up in the tradition of actually opening our mouths and singing in church.
The Protestant Reformation produced much more than a bunch of squabbling denominations that stood on their heads to create ways of telling the goats from the sheep.(-:
And, on a serious note, pick up a copy of “When Christians Were Jews (That is, Now)” by Wayne-Daniel Berard.