The Protestant – Catholic divide – The Narrow and the Wide Gates

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Jesus says:  Matthew: 7:13-14

 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. 14 For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

The gate is indeed wide.  In fact this gate is so wide, it can be said to be 45,000 Protestant denominations wide.     That is an outstanding number.  Again:  The gate is wide indeed.  And this just begs the question of just how many versions of the Truth there are?

And the Narrow Gate is one Church wide – THE CATHOLIC CHRUCH. 

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Not all Faith is Equal

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Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord;

What does St. Peter mean by “… received a faith of the same kind as ours, ….”?  The answer is given by the example of Apostolic Authority exercised by the Apostles and Elders of the Church.  Acts 15 gives the fullest account of what it means to “have received the faith of the same kind as ours.”

A COUNCIL CALLED

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Hocus Pocus and the Holy Eucharist

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Here is a Protestant of one of the 45,000 different denominations out there who claims Transubstantiation is hocus pocus. Let’s take a good look at this claim from this vile creature who hates Catholics more than Satan himself hates Catholicism. Here is a direct quote from a youtube comments thread I am currently defending the Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.

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+R. Zell ….catholicism is hocus pocus with it transubstantiation. It is witchcraft on the altar!

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The Catholic Church is guided by the Holy Spirit

I was recently asked on a website, by someone named Tim, a Protestant, this question:

“Please do tell me how that works. How does the Holy Spirit guide YOU through the Catholic Church? Any robot could say “The Catholic church is the only true church”.

 

Although the following isn’t exactly what I told him, it does catch the jist of it.  I will add, as I do want to use this example of how the Holy Spirit does guide the Catholic Church.

 

 

So, the question more or less is:  How does the Holy Spirit guide ME through the Catholic Church?

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Sola Fide – The Protestant Loophole

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Sola Fide

The Protestant Loophole

Sometime after 1517, Martin Luther invented the doctrine of Sola Fide.  Protestants point out many verses that they claim supports the Doctrine of Sola Fide.  I believe that these Protestants, most of them good people, just presuppose Faith Alone to be contained in those verses.  I’m not going to rehash Luther adding the word ALONE to Holy Spirit Inspired Scripture verses such as Romans 3:28, where he readily admits adding Alone to the word Faith to make the verse say “Faith Alone.”

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Catholic Rejection of the Holy Eucharist

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According to the Gospel of Luke, the first person in history to say “Yes” to the Body of Christ, is the Virgin Mary during the Annunciation.

This was her “Fait” her “Yes” her “Amen.”

In the Catholic Church, at the Mass, we also go up to receive the Holy Eucharist.  The Catholic Priest asks each of us, “Body of Christ” and our response is “Amen.”  Amen confirming we believe the very words of Jesus Christ, that the Holy Eucharist is indeed exactly what Jesus said the Blessed Bread and Blessed Blood are:

His Body & His Blood.”

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