Evaluating marketing plans

It is hard not to snicker when we hear “I’m taking the new, natural form of Vitamin D that adds years to my life!”

Marketing plans provide the perceptive with this insight: When others are influenced by marketing plans, we tend to see them as gullible. We like to think that we independently and intelligently “made the right decisions” on our own. Sure, we did.

Since we have to make a living, we are all involved in evaluating marketing plans. We should avoid participating in marketing plans that lead souls away from God. We don’t want to go to Judgment after having worked on marketing plans that promoted fraud, sin and death. The short chapter, Revelation 18, explains what happens when we take marketing plans too seriously. Nations, and souls, are lost.

Religions have marketing plans. Moslem marketing plans include the promise of an eternity with 72 virgins for men who hate their neighbors enough to kill, or want to kill, as many of those neighbors as possible.

The old, classic Catholic Marketing Plans are the most unusual. They boil down to a single, simple sentence from He Who fulfilled the prophecies. “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.” Then, Catholics quote Scripture and tell us “Jesus founded One Church saying ‘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 Heaven and what you forgive on earth will be forgiven in Heaven. Then, He provided The Only Church He Founded with priests who could turn bread and wine into His Body and Blood.”

Catholics have the strangest marketing plan in history.

43,000 ambitious men have developed Somewhat Christian marketing plans. They combine Christ’s promised salvation with the popular, and marvelously meaningless, “personal relationship with Jesus“. Some of these schisms become surprisingly lucrative profit centers. Opportunists found they could make their watered-down doctrines acceptable to those whose fear of social disapproval keeps them from believing in “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”

Millions of Pro-Life people are scattered among the 43,000 competing schisms. Analyzing their delusional “personal relationships with Jesus” keeps Pro-Life people from joining together to elect Pro-Life legislators. Because of 43,000 conflicting schisms, unborn babies continue to be killed.

The last sentence in Rev 18 explains: “In her (Babylon) you will find the blood of prophets and saints, and all the blood that was ever shed on earth.”
A billion aborted babies wish that the vain, 43,000 schism-founders would have been obedient Catholics. When we humbly ask God for guidance in evaluating marketing plans, we may put ourselves in a position to help The Only Church He Founded save the lives of our most helpless neighbors.