The Catholic Church requires Vows of Celibacy, Obedience, and, sometimes, Poverty. Protestantism does not require those vows. Many ask: “What causes that great divide?” Many come to an unexpected conclusion: Catholics serve God. Protestantism serves self.
“I am a good person. I don’t worship statues, Popes, and lots of rules. I believe what I want.”
What does Jesus say about Protestantism? Lk 13:22-30 “Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, ‘Lord, will only a few people be saved?’ He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”
“Narrow gate”? That must be unlocked by The Only Church He Founded when He said one time to one man, “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.”
Luke continues giving us the instructions of He Who Fulfilled The Prophecies: “After the Master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’
He shows that He knows how Protestants in every generation believe they save themselves by their own choices: “And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’ Then He will say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from.”
Then, what Protestantism dare not seriously consider! “Depart from me, all you evildoers!’ And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out.”
Best to be Catholic.