1 Kings, 12:26-33 and 13: 33-34 is a history of how Old Testament Protestants kept many from returning to The Faith God provided. Some worship golden calves.
“Jeroboam thought to himself: “The kingdom will return to David’s house. If now this people go up to offer sacrifices in the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem (or attend Catholic Mass, today), the hearts of this people will return to their master, Rehoboam, king of Judah, and they will kill me.”
After taking counsel, the king made two calves of gold and said to the people: “You have been going up to Jerusalem long enough. Here is your God, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
And he put one in Bethel, the other in Dan. This led to sin, because the people frequented those calves in Bethel and in Dan.
He also built temples on the high places and made priests from among the people who were not Levites. Jeroboam established a feast in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month to duplicate in Bethel the pilgrimage feast of Judah (today, many Protestant denominations provide ‘look-alike’ communion services), provide with sacrifices to the calves he had made; and he stationed in Bethel priests of the high places he had built.
Jeroboam did not give up his evil ways after this, but again made priests for the high places (where children were sacrificed) from among the common people. Whoever desired it was consecrated and became a priest of the high places. This was a sin on the part of the house of Jeroboam for which it was to be cut off and destroyed from the earth.”
Today, as in every age, we see that the greedy invent and install their own Marketing Plan Denominations. Their war against God, from Jeroboam to Luther, always ends up with the sacrifice of inconvenient children. Then, they were sacrificed to golden calves. Now, by abortion and abortion-inducing birth control.
In every age, some choose obedience. Some worship golden calves. And, death.