What “New Question” did the Smarter Willful Protestants need to ask themselves?

The Smarter Willful Protestants had to ask themselves a "New Question"!

Question 1:  “What happened after St. Stephen became The First Catholic Bishop who was ‘stoned to death’?”

Answer:  “The other Catholic Bishops and those who heeded their Words about Jesus were attacked.  Acts 8: 1-8 tells us:  ‘There broke out a severe persecution of The Church in Jerusalem, and all were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria, except the Apostles.’


Question 2:  “What gave Peter and The Apostles, The First Catholic Pope and his Cardinal-Bishops, the strength to stand firmly against the ‘severe persecution’?”

Answer:  “The Holy Spirit gave them the strength to stand firmly against those whose incomes were threatened by The Word of Jesus that had taken form in His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic 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:  “Who was working to destroy The Catholic Church?”

Answer:  “The chief among the ‘persecutors’ is named:  ‘Saul, meanwhile, was trying to destroy The Church;  entering house after house and dragging out men and women, he handed them over for imprisonment.’


Question 4:  “What did those first Catholics who had been ‘scattered’ do?”

Answer:  “‘Those who had been scattered went about preaching The Word.’ they had heard from Jesus about The Only Place on Earth where they could find ‘the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.’ that He died to leave on earth.”


Question 5:  “Who was the first Catholic Cardinal-Bishop to leave Jerusalem?”

Answer:  “The First Catholic Pope and Bishops knew one of them had to organize the First Catholic Diocese outside Jerusalem.  ‘Thus Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed The Christ to them.  With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.’


Question 6:  “What ‘signs’ did Bishop Philip give them?”

Answer:  “‘unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed and crippled people were cured.  There was great joy in that city.’


Question 7:  “Did that make the ‘persecutors’ of Catholics in Jerusalem ask themselves ‘A New Question’?”

Answer:  “They soon heard that ‘demon-possessed, paralyzed, and crippled people’ were being cured in a city filled with Samarians, the ancient enemies of Jerusalem.  The smarter Willful Protestants in Jerusalem had to ask themselves ‘A New Question’:

‘Why are we sending those who have God’s Power to ‘cure demon-possessed, paralyzed, and crippled people’ to help a city and nation filled with our enemies to be stronger?'”

That ‘New Question’ would be asked by the most intelligent Willful Protestants for the next 2,000 years.  Those who were smart enough to ask that ‘New Question’, as Saul did, often became the most enthusiastic Catholics.

The ‘persecutor’ Saul became such an enthusiastic Catholic that he let Jesus change his name to “Paul”.  He became CardinalBishop Paul and brought Catholic Dioceses into being throughout Europe and Asia Minor.


Question 8:  “What teaching did Cardinal-Bishop Paul give to hundreds of thousands of people in the Dioceses he began between Israel, Turkey, Greece, Rome, and possibly Spain?”

Answer:  “He taught them all this message from 1 Corinthians 10:16!  ‘The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?’

Every soul in Heaven thanks God for sending us His First Pope and Catholic Bishops so we could have a place to obey The Call to Catholic Communion that Jesus repeated 14 times!  ‘If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.’


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