that perpetual Protestantism problem

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Both non-believers and Catholics wonder: “How can people say ‘I believe in God.’ and then ignore His clear commands?” God describes that perpetual Protestantism problem perfectly: Ps 50:16-17: “But to the wicked man God says: ‘What business have you reciting My statutes, standing there mouthing My covenant, since you detest My discipline and thrust My words behind you?'”

God tells us who the wicked man is. The wicked man recites God’s statues and professes His covenant while he hates God’s discipline and ignores God’s instruction.

The wicked man says, “I believe in Jesus! I love my neighbor!” He is described by the Psalm if he recites those statutes and willfully “casts God’s words (with which he disagrees) behind him.”

Which words do the willfully wicked ignore? Jesus was clear about founding One Church. “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.” Today, the “wicked man” says, “I believe in Jesus, but I cast His word about The Only Church He Founded behind me.”

Jesus was clear about the need to receive Catholic Communion, saying an emphatic eighteen times, “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” The “wicked man” will “cast My word” about the need to obey that instruction “behind” him.

God asks the “wicked man”: “When you do these things, shall I be deaf to it? Or do you think that I am (wicked) like yourself? I will correct you by drawing them up before your eyes.” That is our job, today.

Three thousand years ago, The Psalmist told us to obey Jesus and do what is necessary to receive Catholic Communion: “and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”