Three Dangerous Protestant Beliefs

Believing a Lie Does Not Make It True

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rotestants believe three potent lies and they are very dangerous lies. And the people that claim they use the Bible alone cultivate and disseminate these three unbiblical principles to the detriment of their souls. They believe in good faith, but believing in a lie does not make it true. For example, I can believe that there is no law of gravity and that I can fly. The first time I put this belief into action, say by taking one step off of a one-hundred story office building, gravity will claim me and I will be standing before God giving an account of my life before you know it. This is but a brief examination of these three dangerous lies.

Lie Number One – Accept the Lord Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior
Is this really enough to be saved? The average Protestant will have had a moment in his life where he accepted Jesus as his personal lord and savior and will consider himself saved. Is this really enough? Actually, it is a wonderful and necessary first step. We need to have Jesus in our life and we need to carry Him close to our hearts. But the Gospel itself tells us that more is required to become part of the Household of God. The Bible tells us this in no uncertain terms. We read in Matthew 28: 18-19; 18 Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." We can clearly see here that Baptism is a requirement to be a member of the Household of God. This requirement was not made up by the Catholic Church, it was a commandment issued by Jesus Christ the Son of God Himself!

Lies Number Two and Three – Once Saved, Always Saved, and We Are Saved By Faith Alone.
We enter rocky shoals when we sail here! To say we are saved by faith alone and that once we are saved we are always saved are two very potent lies. Both of these lies sound comforting but believe me, they are very dangerous lies indeed because they imperil your very soul. We are saved by Faith and Works. We CAN lose our inheritance. First of all the Gospel is very clear that our faith has to be backed up by actions. The familiar quote of James 2: 1418 applies;

What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. 18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. But let’s face it. Martin Luther in his finite wisdom hated the Book of James because it proved him wrong about faith and works. Okay, so be it. The Book of James is banished, we have no knowledge of it anymore, and it is gone. Now, we can truly believe that we are saved by faith alone, right? Well, we would still have a bit of editing to do in the Bible, namely we would need to expunge Matthew 25: 3146; When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. 34 Then the King will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?' 40 And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.' 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.' 44 Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to thee?' 45 Then he will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.' 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Does Jesus sound like He is saying; “Believe and everything will be okay?” Do the math here. Both sets of people believed in Jesus, they accepted Him as Lord and Savior. Group one, the sheep were allowed into heaven because they ministered to their brothers and sisters and took care of their needs. They demonstrated their faith by works. The other group also was believers; we know this because they called Jesus “Lord.” They recognized Jesus as the Son of God, there is no doubt about that. They were sent away into eternal punishment because they failed to minister to their brothers and sisters. So, through the mouth of Jesus we hear that you CAN lose your salvation and that you need to put your faith into practice in order to attain heaven.

Altar Call
Please Come Home! My dear friends, I write to you urgently for time grows short. The Roman Catholic Church has safeguarded the Bible since the time of Christ. She has received the promise of Christ that the Holy Spirit will guard her against attacks of the devil. She has survived through good times and bad, through good popes and bad ones and has never watered down the teachings of Christ. I invite you to come home; we miss you and welcome you back to the Faith. Being a Protestant in and of itself is not a bad thing, for each of the thirty-nine thousand denominations in the United States has some of the truth and if you were brought up as a Protestant there is no sin. But I would liken being a Protestant to being a driver. Which car would you rather drive, a rusted out Yugo or a Porsche? Both of the cars may get you where you are going. But the Porsche will get you there faster and in style. Come home. Contact your local Catholic Church where a friendly voice will be happy to welcome you. Peace.

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