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Protestants: It\’s Time to Come Back

April 2, AD2013 79 Comments


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.

© 2013. Leila Miller. All Rights Reserved.

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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 summa cum laude Boston College graduate also enjoys debating secularists, and in her spare time she fancies herself a bit of a Catholic matchmaker. She manages two blogs that accommodate those hobbies well: Little Catholic Bubble, and the invite-only Catholic Moms Matchmaking.

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  • Dave

    I agree that it’s time for Protestants to come back to Holy Mother Church. However, how can you say these things while being in communion with the heretic Bergoglio, and with the Vatican II counterchurch, who do not share these views ?? “The decision of Vatican II to which the Pope [John Paul II] adheres is absolutely clear: Today we no longer understand ecumenism in the sense of a return, by which the others would ‘be converted’ and return to being ‘catholics.’ This was expressly abandoned by Vatican II.” – Cardinal Walter Kasper. It should be noted that Antipope Francis has greatly supported Kasper. As one example:–en Perhaps before calling Protestants to return, we should call upon the current heretic/apostate “pope”, “cardinals”, and “bishops” to return to the Catholic Church! In the meantime, I pray that you will see the light and get out of the Vatican II counterfeit church (which is NOT the Catholic Church established by Jesus Christ) while you still can !

  • Andrew Ayers

    Speaking as an informed Protestant you will not win us this way Leila. If you want to win the Protestants back to the mother Church you need to start with canon criticism and addressing the Masoretic textual tradition vs the Septuagint textual tradition. We need to be convinced that the inclusion of the Apocryphal texts is more than just the desire for the Catholic church to keep indulgences and power structures in place. We need more documents like the joint document on Justification. Quit hurling basic moral arguments that you have to defend yourself. Everyone is subject to moral relativism. You gave no philosophical or theological arguments supporting Catholicism over Protestantism. We are ready to reason with you, but you need to find clear, concise, innovative ways to dialogue about very complex issues. The wounds of history lay bare and open and you are trying to argue over top all of that as if we have forgotten. Protestants value tradition, we just interpret it differently.

  • Lee

    Catholics, it is time for you to come back to the Bible. Your popes have been leading you astray for centuries. Do you think Jesus would have established a Church that tortured, pillaged, and waged war to gain power for the Pope? Do you think Jesus wanted his followers to be led by a man who calls himself infallible and lives in a palace while millions of fellow Catholics live in miserable poverty? It clearly says in the Bible that Jesus had brothers, yet you still maintain the lie that Mary had no children other than Jesus. You place so much importance on Mary, and love to say the Rosary. Did you ever read what the Bible says about repeating prayers over and over again, like the pagans? Jesus condemns your Rosary. You say that Mary was without sin. This contradicts the clear word of the Bible that every human has sinned, except for Jesus himself. You have abandoned Jesus and followed a man, and not the word of God. Once you abandon the Bible as your authority, you will fall for anything. America was founded by Protestants who understand that the Vatican is evil. Are you an American? If so, become a Protestant and stop following our enemies in the Vatican. I could go on and on, but to sum up: read the New Testament and compare the words of Jesus with your so-called Catholic Church. Then make up your mind who you believe: the Pope, or Jesus.

  • Cameron Byrd

    I am a Christian who has a problem with this article. I am not new to the Catholic Church as I have done research as to what Church I want to be a part of. We are in this together. There is no need to bash other denominations. When I meet someone who is in need of Christ I do not automatically bring them to the Church of Christ. I ask them questions as to what they want in a Church family. I will never condemn the Catholic Church or any Christian Church because that is not my place. As a follower of Christ I am taught to spread the good news which is Christ died for our sins so that we can get to Heaven through him. The Bible was left wide open for a reason. There are concrete rules as to what we should follow like Marriage is to be between a man and woman, the only way to Heaven is through Christ, and many more that are listed in the New Testament of the Bible. The way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. There is no other way to get there. Also I am so tired of reading articles about different denominations saying that we need to conform to their way or else all will be lost. It will not be lost if we as Christians follow the Bible. I have been to Baptist Churches that bash Catholics and I will never go back again because of that. Like I said earlier: We are in this together.

  • Willie – Protestant

    Strange that you quote the fourth commandment as honouring your father and mother while the true fourth commandment is to Remember the Sabbath day. The question is why have the church changed the scriptures? Because it bows down to idols. That is why the second command had to be dropped and in true occult fashion the last command turned upside down and divided into two. Doesn’t the Bible, the true Bible and not the NIV and other Jesuit-supported Bibles state that no-one is to change the Word of God? Oh wait, the pope claims he have that right as a mere human. He is the Vicar of Christ, Ante = anti = in the place of, Christos = Christ…
    So, prophesy is being fulfilled right in front of our very eyes.

  • Ted

    “What do Protestants want the Catholic church to do, such that if it is
    done, Protestantism will end and they will become Catholic again?”

    This is the question that led me to read Martin Luther’s 95 theses. I
    expected to find denouncements of Marian theology, the Eucharist, and
    other Catholic doctrines that Protestants now reject. Instead,
    Luther’s theses only reject the Catholic doctrine of indulgences and
    vaguely question confession to priests and papal authority. My quest
    to understand modern Protestantism gets more interesting…

    I told some Protestant friends that for the first 1500 years of Christianity
    it was taught that bread and wine become Jesus’ real body and blood
    during consecration of the mass. I asked them, “Was this doctrine
    which Protestants now reject, wrong from the beginning?” Their
    response blew my mind. I expected them to open the bible and make
    scriptural arguments against it. Instead, they said in different
    ways, “Does it matter? Isn’t lovingaccepting Jesus the most
    important thing?” To me this seemed the equivalent of a husband
    asking his wife to do something, her refusing but telling him she
    loves him anyway. How could Protestants refuse to obey Jesus’
    commands to eat his flesh and drink his blood then say it didn’t
    matter because they loved him anyway?

    After much thought I’ve reached the conclusion there is nothing apart from
    an act of God that will bring American protestants back to the
    Catholic Church because the primary difference isn’t doctrinal –
    it’s cultural. Americans want choice and believe they have an
    inherent right to it. Coupled with a distrustdislike of authority in
    general, you have the modern American protestant idea that they
    should be able to worship God the way they want, usually with rock
    music. It reminds me of a saying:

    “Christianity started out in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and
    became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it
    moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became
    an enterprise.”
    -Sam Pascoe

    • Marty Luther

      Unfortunately, you were questioning uninformed Protestants – which I might add is the majority nowadays. Just like I believe that most Catholics are uninformed about most of what the Church teaches. The vast majority from both groups are even less informed about what the Bible has to say and this is the true tragedy because this is where ultimate Truth is found.
      Just because something has been around 1500 years does not mean that it is not wrong. Many false religions have been around a lot longer than that. To find out what is right and what is true, there is only one place to go and that would be to the Revelation that God has given us – His Word – the Bible.
      Marty @ ThinkonHisTruth