The crux of the schismatic error is clear.

Schisms closest to The Church Jesus Founded believe in The Trinity, the Virgin Birth, and in the Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage.

Many of the 40,000 schisms beyond that pale believe in whatever delusions possessed their founders. At the far extremes, Christ’s command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” is replaced by, “It’s your holy duty to kill everyone who disagrees with our point of view.”

Schismatics are more united in believing they can get into Heaven than in any other theological question. The question “Can I get into Heaven?” is only asked in the most rhetorical manner. “Is it possible that I will not get into Heaven? I am a good person!”

Sadly, that is about all the analysis that many schismatics can do. While Catholics worry about disappointing God, schismatics are more worried about God disappointing them. “I didn’t win the lottery? God better get working!”

Few in schism will let themselves wonder, “Can I get into Heaven if I am a Presbyterian? What if I become a Methodist? A Baptist? I like Pastor Bob’s Family Victory Independent Evangelical Church of God. Can I get into Heaven if I go there? Can I get into Heaven if I don’t go there?”

It never occurs to them to ask what church Jesus wants them to attend. They will gloss over the blatantly clear meaning of Mt. 16: 18-20, “Thou art Peter an on this rock I build My Church. . .” Protestants and schismatics do not, and will not, let themselves seriously consider why Jesus did not appear and say “Thou art Martin Luther, and on this rock I build My Church.” Neither did He come to earth to say those words to John Calvin, Brigham Young, or even Pastor Bob.

He only said “Thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church. . .” to St. Peter. How could we see that and not realize that He wanted we who obey Him to be Catholic? Can anything be more plain and direct?

The crux of the schismatic error is clear. Those who choose to worship in some man-invented schism are renouncing The Church Jesus Founded. They are saying: “I know more than Jesus.”