Protestantism’s “Pay for Praise” theology

There are levels of Protestantism.   Those beneath thicker clouds believe:   “God loves me.  I am a good person!  I love God.  I am going to Heaven because I truly believe in God.   God does not care what church I attend.  He does not care if I go to church at all.  I feel as close to God at a football game as I do in church!”

That runs thin.  A need for validation arises.  “I believe in Christian fellowship.  I will find a ‘Welcoming, Friendly Church’.”

Protestantism’s “Pay for Praise” theology attracts many.  They find a Pastor Bob who tells them:  “If you give me money, you must be a good person!  I will praise you for being a good person.”

Wow!  Those who seek praise find justification.  “I can be frequently divorced and remarried, or sleeping around,  and find some Marketing Plan Denomination where clergy will praise me for being ‘who I am’!  What more do I need?”

The broad path to destruction bypasses The Only Church Jesus Founded when He said one time, to one man, “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.  Whose sins you forgive on earth are forgiven in Heaven.  Those whose sins you do not forgive on earth are not forgiven in Heaven.”

Those on the broad path to destruction turn from The Only Church He Founded.  “I do not want to be bothered with a lot of Catholic mumbo-jumbo.  I want to deal directly with Jesus!”

That soul-devouring vanity keeps them from The Great Winnowing Command that Jesus repeated EIGHTEEN TIMES:  “If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.”  That Holy Food has been available at every Catholic Mass since The Last Supper.  Only obedient Catholics may receive it.