Protestant Math: Faith = Salvation, is wrong. Jesus emphasized the importance of “obedience”.
John 15:14: “You are My friends if you obey My commands.”
Jesus reinforced that teaching in John 3:36: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Catholics read that passage. We wonder: “Is Jesus saying that those who do not obey are not only dead, but also, damned?”
What obedience separates Catholics from Protestants? Catholics respect Jesus enough to obey the clear call to Catholic Communion that He repeated FOURTEEN TIMES:
“If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”
We may obtain That Holy Food ONLY by receiving Communion from Catholic priests ordained in living link with His First Catholic Bishops. They pass on The Teachings of The Only Church Jesus Founded by saying so clearly:
“Verily, verily I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.”
Catholics respect that! “Jesus gave The Only Church He Founded ‘the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’! He only gave them to Peter! Jesus didn’t give them to Martin Luther, Jimmy Swaggart, or Pastor Bob. He gave them to Peter! If I want “the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven” opening its gates for me, I must be Catholic!”
Honest Protestants must admit: “We believe and obey some of what Jesus and The Bible teach, so we are saved.”
While they say that, they must ignore John 3:36: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”
Protestant Math: Faith = Salvation, is wrong. Catholic Math, Obedience = Salvation, is right. Jesus said so!