St. Paul tells us which believers are loved by God.

Catholics live in fear of NOT getting "the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven" that Jesus gave to His First Catholic Pope.

Question 1:   “Which believers does St. Paul tell us are ‘loved by God’?”

Answer:  “The Book of Acts tells us how The First Catholic Bishops began to preach in cities that would soon become Catholic Dioceses.  Acts 13:26-33 tells us how St. Paul identified God’s beloved believers:

‘When Paul came to Antioch in Pisidia, he said in the synagogue:  ‘My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those others among you who are God-fearing, to us this word of salvation has been sent.'”

St. Paul is clear.  It is only ‘God-fearing people to whom this word of Salvation has been sent.'”


Question 2:  “Why are Catholics ‘God-fearing people’?”

Answer:  “Catholics ‘fear God’ enough to be afraid of losing the ‘keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’ that He gave only to His Catholic Church!   ‘And 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.'”


Question 3:  “What keeps people from ‘fearing God’ enough to want the only ‘keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’ Jesus left on earth?”

Answer:  “St. Paul explains in the next verse!  ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem and their leaders failed to recognize Him, and by condemning Him they fulfilled the oracles of the prophets that are read sabbath after sabbath.'”


Question 4:  “What keeps people from ‘recognizing’ that Jesus left One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church to provide ‘the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’ for those who are ‘God-fearing’ enough to ‘recognize Him’?”

Answer:  “Many people are too confused to understand Today’s Psalm 2:6-11, where God Himself tells us Who Jesus Is!

‘You are My Son;  this day I have begotten You.  ‘I, Myself have set up My King on Zion, My holy mountain.’  I will proclaim the decree of The Lord:  The Lord said to Me, ‘You are My Son;  this day I have begotten You.’ — Ask of Me and I will give You the nations for an inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.  You shall rule them with an iron rod;  You shall shatter them like an earthen dish.’

God gives Four Direct Orders to every person on earth in Psalm 2:11!   1.  ‘Serve The Lord with fear;  2.  exult with trembling,  3.  accept correction lest He become angry and you perish along the way when His anger suddenly blazes up.  4.  Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”

Catholics are ‘God-fearing’ enough to ‘recognize’ and obey those Four Direct Orders from God!”


Question 5:  “Does Jesus give us a good reason to ‘fear The Lord’?”

Answer:  “The most ‘fearful’ statement of Jesus tells us Who Jesus Is and why we should strive to be pleasing to Him!  ‘I am the way and the truth and the life, says The Lord;  no one comes to The Father except through Me.'”


Catholics pray:  “May we be blessed to ‘fear’ the results of rejecting Christ’s ‘keys to The Kingdom of Heaven’.  May we be forever among the God-fearing people described in John 20:23:  ‘You are My friends if you obey My commands.'”


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