Rise: non-believer to believer to Catholic

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All are called to, Rise: non-believer to believer to Catholic. Rising from non-believer to believer is helped by understanding the reality of the Prophets’ predictions and the odds that they came true.

When Jewish people began converting to Catholicism, the threatened Jerusalem Establishment produced new scrolls that eliminated the Prophecies’ predictions about Jesus. The Church found and validated old, unaltered scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls were written before Jesus, discovered in 1948, and identical to the translations The Church chose to use 2,000 years before.

Of the 60,000,000 people in The Roman Empire, only one would be the prophesied Messiah. He had to be born in one tiny village of several hundred people on the date Daniel predicted. For that baby to be of The House of David and to later be one of the few crucified in a year with no bones broken put the odds of Jesus NOT being The Messiah in the billions to one range.

43,000 ambitious Protestant men have seen the marketing opportunity: “Millions of people move from non-believer to believer. I will invent a Marketing Plan that will encourage them to stop along the way and give me money! I will call my Marketing Plan by a holy-sounding name!”

Many stop at being a believer. “I like Pastor Bob! He’s a great story-teller! He makes The Bible come alive! He makes me feel good about myself. I believe in Jesus and The Bible so I am going to Heaven. Pastor Bob says so!”

Others are led farther. They read The Bible, study history, and conclude: “The Catholic Church provided The Bible in which we believe. And Jesus said “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.” to Peter, the First Pope, not Pastor Bob. He, and the next 32 Popes were all painfully killed by their enemies. The Catholic Church has not changed one Doctrine handed down from the Apostles. I have to take that seriously.”

Blessed, brighter believers conclude, “Jesus said a dozen times “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” He was telling us to receive the Catholic Communion that He provided at The Last Supper. If I am going to obey Jesus, I must do what is necessary to receive Catholic Communion or I am dead.”