Can this be right? “Be Catholic or die.”

Wow! Can this be right? “Be Catholic or die.” The most extreme Catholic conclusion is the threat of death destroying those who have chosen to reject The Only Church Jesus Founded. Can this be right? “Be Catholic or die.”

The most obedient believer strives to obey everything Jesus says, even the “extreme passages”. One is Matthew 16: 17-20. “And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [19] And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.”

Now, that is a very clear passage. Jesus founded One Church on one man. That, The Only Church He Founded, still exists. Christians who are not Catholic either gloss over it, or they deform its clear meaning so that their own denomination, among “The 44,000 ladders to Heaven”, is not reduced in authority. They will not let themselves see that The Only Church Jesus Founded is preferable to churches invented by vain men.

The second extreme passage is the simple, clear, direct instruction Jesus provides in John 6:53. “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” There is only one way to do what He says. His Body and Blood exist only in The Only Church He Founded. There, they may be received by Catholics in good standing.

Those lost in The Forest of the 40,000 Ladders to Heaven are usually encouraged to ignore the “extreme passages”. They are told, by leaders who call themselves “Christian”, to avoid the clear meaning of the two passages.

That leads to a Third Extreme Passage: Mt 18: 6 “But whoso shall cause one of these little ones that believe on me to stumble, it is profitable for him that a great millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be sunk in the depth of the sea.”

That seems very clear. Anyone in The Forest of the 40,000 Ladders to Heaven who urges a person to avoid what’s necessary to have life in them is in real trouble.

What is the “sea” in which such people are already drowning? It may be the Sea of Human Vanity.