A hard question for Protestants

Every person is either Catholic or Protestant.  Catholics respect Jesus enough to obey His Church-Founding Decree:

“. . 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.”

Catholics follow Teachings unchanged in The Only Church led by Successors to Peter for 2,000 years.

Protestants are outside The Only Church Jesus Founded.  One kind of Protestant insists “I believe in God, but not in The Catholic Church.”

Another type of Protestant does not believe in God.  They believe in created entities.  They focus on the Stage Props and Set Decorations God downloaded for The Big Movie, “Separating Sheep from Goats”.  Those kind of Protestants worship at the altars of agencies, sensations, fame, fortune, and other human desires.

A hard question for Protestants:  Are Protestants who believe in God and reject The Only Church Jesus Founded closer to, or farther from, God than Protestants who don’t believe in God at all?

Somewhat Christian Protestants insist:  “I believe in God!   I am closer to Him than those atheists!”

Catholics aren’t so sure.  We ask:  “If we believe in God, and willfully reject The Only Church Jesus Founded, we are choosing to be disobedient.  Isn’t willful disobedience worse than not believing in God at all?”

Protestants do not like that question!

We may re-word the hard question for Protestants: “Is belief that leads away from obedience more hurtful to the soul than not believing at all?”

Somewhat Christian Protestants often reply:  “I don’t need to obey!  It is enough to believe!”

A hard question for Protestants includes asking “Should we ignore what John 3:36 says: ‘He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.’“?