There are two views of St. Paul. Protestantism tends to teach that because St. Paul once disagreed with St. Peter that he was “the prototype Protestant”. The facts differ. It is very clear that St. Paul says: “Be Catholic!”
St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:15-20: ” . . judge for yourselves what I am saying. This cup of benediction that we bless, is it not The Blood of Christ? This bread that we break is it not The Body of Christ? . . we form a single body because we share this one loaf.”
Those who have been led away from The Only Church Jesus Founded do not “share this one loaf”. They do not have the actual Body and Blood of Christ as long as they remain separated from The Only Church Jesus Brought Into Being By Decreeing:
“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.”
That forces us to continue reading the teaching of St. Paul that all Protestants, and many Catholics, avoid in the 20th verse: “You cannot drink the cup of The Lord and the cup of demons.”
It is painful to ask the unavoidable: is St. Paul telling us that non-Catholic communion is “the cup of demons”?
Many of us want to cry “No!” But, his words are clear. Could that be the reason Catholics are not allowed to participate in the communion services of other denominations?
How do we get around St. Paul? “You cannot take your share at the table of The Lord and at the table of demons. Do we want to make The Lord angry; are we stronger than He is?”
No matter how we look at it, St. Paul says: “Be Catholic!”
St. Paul is as tough as nails.