Are Protestants Christians?

Those who denies Christ in any way are not Christians.

The many False Prophets

Saint John says: “Many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist” (2Jn 1:7). There are something like 30,000 Protestant churches in the world (the ‘many false prophetsMt 24:11), and in recent years there are become many factions within the Catholic Church who do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh in Holy Eucharist. It is written: “Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist comes, even now there are become many Antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us” (1Jn 2:18,19). These ‘many antichrists’ are heretics, enemies of Christ and His church, are forerunners of the Antichrist, who were not solid, steadfast, genuine Christians, or otherwise they would have remained in the Roman Catholic Church.

Protestants are not Christians – they are Protestants

All people who deny the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in Holy Eucharist are not Christians but are antichrists. This message is a severe warning, and shall not be received well by all Protestants and a great number of Vatican II Catholics. “For all are not Israelites that are of Israel(Rm 9:6).

The synagogue of Satan

“I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…I know thy works. Behold, I have given before thee a door opened, which no man can shut: because thou hast a little strength and hast kept My word and hast not denied My Name. Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee” (Apoc 2:9; 3:8,9).

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Yet, we must commend those few Protestants and those members of the Vatican II Catholic Church who proclaim with great enthusiasm that Jesus came in the flesh and was born of the flesh of Mary. Saint Jerome, when contending with one who denied the perpetual virginity of Mary, and that she married and had other children said: “Just as we do not deny those things which are written, so do we repudiate things that are not written. That God was born of Virgin we believe, because we read it. That Mary was married after His birth we do not believe because we read it not” (from Encyclical Letter ‘Spiritus Paraclitus’ of Pope Benedict XV written in 1920). I beseech my friends, Vatican II Catholic and Protestant alike, those who deny Jesus in Holy Eucharist, ‘return to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope’ (Zc 9:12). Consider again what Jesus said: “Behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Mt 28:20), and He is, in Holy Eucharist! The ‘burning bush’ of today is Holy Eucharist!

The Denial of Holy Eucharist

Those who deny that Jesus said in the present tense: ‘This is My Body…This is the Chalice of My Blood,’ are enemies to their own souls. How can anyone deny that at the Last Supper when He took bread into His hands and gave to His disciples, saying: “Take ye and eat (Mt 26:26), This is My Body, Which is given for you” (Lk 22:19). In like manner, after supper, taking also the Chalice into His holy and venerable hands (1Co 11:25), and giving thanks, He blessed, and gave to His disciples, saying: “Drink ye, all of this (Mt 26:27), This is the Chalice of My Blood (Lk 22:20), of the New and Eternal Testament (Mk 14:24; 1Jn 5:11), Which shall be shed for you (Lk 22:20), and for many (Mk 14:24), unto the remission of sins (Mt 26:28). As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in commemoration of Me” (1Co 11:24-26).

Notice here when Jesus said: ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood…Which shall be shed for you…’ that this is not just one statement, but two distinct statements. ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood’ is a fact right at that moment that did not wait until He shed His Blood at His Crucifixion. The transubstantiation took place at that declaration, at that moment. When He said: ‘Which shall be shed for you..’ was a prophecy of the act which would be finished at Calvary. Anyone who denies either of these two statements and acts is certainly not Christian, and are most certainly heretics and false prophets, to which the 30,000 Protestant sects belong.

Jesus warned us: “But there are some of you that believe not” (Jn 6:65). And again: “Many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many. And because iniquity has abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved” (Mt 24:11-13).

To be a Christian

Saint Paul says: “The Chalice of Benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord? For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread” (1Co 10:16,17). Here he emphasizes that this is ‘partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ’ and not in a symbol or representation thereof. Since we are receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, and being ‘one bread, one body,’ we are formed into the one Mystical Body of Christ. Anyone who denies this is obviously not Catholic, and therefor not Christian. To be a Christian is to be ‘one’ in Christ, in all of His teachings and Sacraments, ‘one bread, one body’ not all the divisions we have today.

These antichrists forget or maybe deny that Jesus said: “I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My Flesh, for the life of the world.” The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: ‘How can this Man give us His Flesh to eat?’ Then Jesus said to them: “Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you shall not have Life in you. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has Everlasting Life and I will raise him up in the last day. For My Flesh is meat indeed and My Blood is drink indeed. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me: and I in him. As the Living Father has sent Me and I live by the Father: so he that eats Me, the same also shall live by Me. This is the Bread that came down from Heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eats this Bread shall live for ever” (Jn 6:51-59).

The Real Presence of Christ

In this Sacrament of His ‘Living Bread’ – Holy Eucharist we receive spirit, grace, and life, in Jesus, and in Eucharist we are made the sons of God: “But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His Name, who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (Jn 1:12,13).

Jesus said: “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (Jn 14:20). We who believe, are the body of Christ (1Co 12:27), and though being many, are one body in Him (Rm 12:5). We are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones (Ep 5:30). He is the Saviour of His body, and we His Church are subject to Him (Ep 5:23,24). For of Him, and by Him, and in Him, are all things, to Him be glory for ever. Amen (Rm 11:36).

The Eucharistic Reign of Christ

It is through the valid reception of Holy Eucharist that we enter into the Eucharistic reign of Christ, which is the unity and oneness of man in God, and God in man. Jesus prayed to our Father: “Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As Thou have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world, and for them do I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in Me. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou hast given Me, I have given to them: that they may be one, as We also are One. I in them, and Thou in Me: that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that Thou hast sent Me and hast loved them, as Thou hast also loved Me” (Jn 17:17-23).

“For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart…Having therefore a great high priest that hath passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God: let us hold fast our confession” (Hb 4:12,14).

The just man lives by faith – not by intellect

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes: to the Jew first and to the Greek. For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man lives by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice, because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God has manifested it unto them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable” (Rm 1:16-20).

All of the Sacraments have been ordained by Christ and are a means of Divine Grace being given to the soul. We look to Jesus, “the author and finisher of faith” (Hb 12:2).

Jesus said: “The time is accomplished and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel” (Mk 1:15).

When I hesitated in writing this, Our Lord gave me the following verses: “So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from My mouth, and shalt tell it them from Me. When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from his ways, and he be not converted from his way he shall die in his iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul” (Ez 33:7-9).

“I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee…Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever” (Hb 13:5,7,8).

Holy Eucharist: “My Lord and my God(Jn 20:28).

Call no man father

This article is in response to someone whom I will call (AYZ) who wrote to me stating that I should call no one ‘father’ quoting: “First, I don’t know if you have read Mathew 23:9- And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” He went on to ridicule ‘catholic’ and in particular ‘Roman Catholic.’ Here then is a summary of my reply to him: There are a number of religions in ‘Christianity’ who call themselves ‘Catholic’ in addition to the Roman Catholic, like the Orthodox, and Anglican, and Episcopalian, and also two surprises – the Coptic (which means Egypt), and Lutheran. The word catholic means ‘universal,’ and such term came from the Gospel of Saint Mark: Jesus said to the disciples: “Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). In Saint Matthew it is recorded: “Going therefore, teach ye all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world”(Mt 28:19). The term Greek Catholic Orthodox, Roman Catholic, came after the various splinter groups were set up in ‘Christianity.’ It is more proper to say ‘Catholic,’ (as in the original Christianity) rather than ‘catholic’ when describing or claiming a religion. A true Catholic is a devout practitioner of the Ten Commandments and a follower of the Gospels, and the Letters of the New Testament which outline the Seven Sacraments of the Church to which I am obedient. I believe that the Second Vatican Council changed the Roman church to become as low as a Protestant church. I see very little difference between the Roman, Lutheran, Baptist, or all the 1,000 different ‘christian’ churches today. Well did Isaiah lament: “All we like sheep have gone astray, every one has turned aside into his own way…” (Is 53:6). The Vatican II Council hijacked the structure, but could not hijack the faith handed down to me by my father and his fathers. This was ‘the faith of our fathers’ to which I will be true until death. This then brings me to the next part of his letter: “We must follow Christ, who is the Word of God made flesh, and in turn follow what the Holy Bible says and call on our Father God YHWH to interpret it for us if we do not understand. All in the name of Jesus Christ. (John 16:23)”. “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: I am the Lord that appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the Name of God Almighty, and My Name ADONAI I did not show them” (Ex 6:2,3). The name Adonai, which is in the Hebrew text, is that most proper name of God, which signifies His Eternal, Self-existent Being: ‘I AM WHO AM. HE WHO IS.’ (Ex 3:14), which in our every day language means : Independent, Infinite, without beginning, end, or change; and the Source of all other beings. Out of reverence the Jews never pronounce this Name; but, instead of It, whenever it occurs in the Bible, they read Adonai, which signifies the Lord; and, therefore, they put the points or vowels, which belong to the name Adonai, to the four letters of that other ineffable name ‘YHWH,’ which is Jod, He, Vau, He. Hence some moderns have framed the name Jehovah, or Yahweh, unknown to all the ancients, whether Jews or Christians; for the true pronunciation of the name, which is in the Hebrew text, by long disuse, is now quite lost. I would say that it would be best to stay with the original Jews as given to us by the early Church, and not one of the errant translations which have sprung up with the advent of Protestantism. Satan has used the divided church to build his own tower of Babel of bibles. My strong recommendation would be for you to find a Douay Rheims Version, and use it. You will be surprised to see how many errors there are in the modern day ‘bibles,’ and if you can accept, that even in the very early Church, there were dissensions about the books in the Bible, some of the Jewish converts (mostly Pharisee converts) wanting to stay with the Hebrew Canon, the rest wanted to add the ‘Deutero-Canonical’ seven books, plus 4 chapters, plus 70 verses missing in the post 1521 bibles of Luther and others. He goes on: “WHat is in the Holy Bible must be done as God’s Holy Spirit reveals it to us so that we may be Disciples of Christ or Followers of the Word of God.” You are correct in this statement, and without a doubt we must adhere to all that is written: “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle” (2Th 2:14). The word ‘tradition’ is greatly maligned and misunderstood. The unwritten traditions which we have received, handed down from the apostles, and the early fathers of the Church, are to be received with the same power and effect as the written word. Returning to the question of calling no one on earth ‘father,’ it is best that we look at the entire statement made by Jesus: “But be not you called Rabbi, for One is your Master, and all you are brethren. And call none your father upon earth, for One is your Father, Who is in Heaven. Neither be ye called masters, for One is your Master, Christ(Mt 23:8-10). The meaning is, that our Father in Heaven is incomparably more to be regarded, than any father upon earth, and no master is to be followed, who would lead us away from Christ. But this does not hinder us from calling our parents ‘father’ and ‘mother.’ On the contrary we are by the law of God to have a due respect both for our parents, and our spiritual fathers, and for our school masters and teachers. This name ‘father’ as used by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Episcopal, Orthodox, and Coptic churches is a title of dignity, the same as ‘President,’ or ‘Your Honor’ in the Courts of Law, etc. This then brings us to the question of Master, Teacher, Father. ‘One is your Master,’ or Teacher, Who is the Christ. There was supposed to be under Him one Vicar, Peter, and after him, the successors of Peter, who with all their subordinates would teach the one and the same doctrine in every part of the world. But starting in the late 400’s with the Coptic breakaway, and then with the multiplicity of cults and sects, which every day are dividing and subdividing into fresh cults and sects, no two leaders can be found teaching exactly the same doctrine in all points. Each is not only allowed, but expected to follow his own private spirit, and to build a creed based upon his own interpretation of Scripture. This is the error which you (XYZ) are promoting when you say: ‘and in turn follow what the Holy Bible says and call on our Father God YHWH to interpret it for us if we do not understand.’ You are not in the truth! You are with those who do not know the truth. They do not teach the truth! How can they teach truth when they do not have a complete or even a true Bible? The Catholic Church gave us the Bible, the Bible did not give us the Church! As far as ‘call no man your father upon the earth’ you must read what Saint Paul says: “I write not these things to confound you, but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers, for in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you” (1Co 4:14,15). Saint Paul refers to his sons Timothy, Titus, what did they all him – ‘uncle’? Did not Elisha cry out to Elijah as he went up by a whirlwind into Heaven: “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the driver thereof…”? (2K 2:11,12). Did not Jesus say in the parable of the rich man who cried and said: “Father Abraham, have mercy on me…send Lazarus…”? (Lk 16:24). Let us go back and read the full statement of what Saint Paul said: “For I think that God has set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ, we are weak, but you are strong, you are honorable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode. And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled, and we bless. We are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the off-scouring of all, even until now. I write not these things to confound you, but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers, for in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you. Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ. For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and faithful in the Lord. Who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in Christ Jesus, as I teach every where in every church” (1Co 4:9-17). Notice his words, ‘my dearest children…I have begotten you…my dearest son.’ Saint Paul is not contradicting Christ Jesus! Rather he is following His teachings. You go on to state: “Also, as I went thru your website, there is no talk of repentance or submission to God. Only about the 7 sacraments which are not in the Holy Bible. It seems as if though the person who brought you to the truth, then started teaching you all these things and pretty much told you to sit in the catholic religion and do as you are told. I don’t want to offend you but the Word of God is the final word, not what any ‘man’ or ‘elder’ or ‘father’ ‘deacon’ etc… thinks about what the Word of God means or means to say.”  In reply and without being in any way hash, but you seem to have been indoctrinated in some kind of religious sect which is focused on error, and not on fact. Incidently, the ‘protestant’ bibles omit the word ‘penance,’ – why? The purpose of my web site is not to preach repentance or submission to God, but to show forth His truth to an unbelieving world, soon to be severely punished with Great Tribulation. You err greatly when you say that the 7 sacraments which are not in the Holy Bible. They are! Let us first see what they are and their purpose, and then how they came about. The first two Sacraments, Baptism and Confessions, are given to us for our personal preparation in pleasing our God. The second two Sacraments, Holy Communion and Confirmation, are for our gaining co-union and unity in our God. The third two Sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Order, are for our perfection and station in life. The last Sacrament, Extreme Unction, is the final anointing of our eternal unity forever in the Eternal Word. The Seven Sacraments allow man of his own free will to return to Almighty God: At the Fall, in the act of disobedience, man fell from grace (Gn 3:24). The creature, made to the image of our God was destroyed, but in the Sacrament of Baptism the way was made for man to be washed and renewed in the Creator’s peace (Gn 8:11). Man would continue to sin, and so God did institute the Sacrament of Confessions, for man to be made immaculate again (Jn 20:22,23). Through Jesus Christ, our Lord set up the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so that man could come back to unity in Him, and God the Creator could re-enter His creature, man, allowing man to return into holy co-union in God (Mt 26:26-28). Our Savior recognized in man that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and so He established the Sacrament of Confirmation to assist man to receive the Spirit of God, that is, the Holy Ghost, back into his life (Lk 24:49). At the Fall, the unity of man and woman in marriage was broken, and the evil one became an intruder in marriage. Our Merciful God established the Sacrament of Matrimony (Mk 10:9), whereby man and woman could return to holy unity in each other, symbolic of the unity of God and man (Jn 17:23). At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God, and man could no longer minister in His creation because of his enslavement to the devil. Our Lord God established a way for man to minister to God in purity and truth through the Sacrament of Holy Order of the Priesthood (Lk 22:19). At the Fall, man incurred the sin of death when he disobeyed the Lord, and became subject to the eternal death of Satan. God Almighty established the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, allowing man to avoid eternal death, and come to the lasting and highest anointing, which we receive in Jesus, Eternal Life (Lk 7:11-15). Part of the error why man today is so out of touch with the reality of the Word of God, is that he has been indoctrinated with error and bigotry. Jesus said: “Many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many” (Mt 24:11), and so it has happened today, the false prophets in Protestantism, Romanism, and all the so very many thousands of ‘christian’ churches – some maintain that there are 30,000 protestant religions. Beware! See where you (XYZ) stand! I have traveled in over 100 countries of the world. I do not have a permanent home. I was born in Ireland, and since the Lord called me out into the Mojave Desert in California in the 1980’s to be instructed by Him, I have not had a place to lay my head. Today I am in …, awaiting His next instruction. I go when and where I am sent by Jesus. I have observed with interest what Jesus said: “But yet the Son of man, when He comes, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?” (Lk 18:8). I have been on my knees beseeching Jesus where is this faith to be found? I have been asking Him: “Where are the 144,000 who follow the Lamb?’ I have understood the meaning of that number and why He said: “And I beheld: and lo a Lamb stood upon Mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty-four thousand, having His Name and the Name of His Father written on their foreheads….These are they who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Apoc 14:1,4). You quote: “Acts 7:48 – However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says Acts 17:24 – God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” I would draw your attention to what Saint Paul says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment, so also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many, the second time He shall appear without sin in them that expect Him unto salvation” (Hb 9:27,28). He says in another place: “Seeing it is a just thing with God to repay tribulation to them that trouble you, and to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with the angels of His power, in a flame of fire, giving vengeance to them who know not God and who obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall suffer eternal punishment in destruction, from the face of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He shall come to be GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS and to be made WONDERFUL IN ALL THEM who have believed, because our testimony was believed upon you in that day. Wherefore also we pray always for you that our God would make you worthy of His vocation and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith in power, that the Name of our Lord Jesus may be GLORIFIED IN YOU, and YOU IN HIM, according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2Th 1:6-12). In order to understand this re-examine the Third and Fourth Sacraments above. This kind of teaching is not uncommon in the Old Testament: “Give ye glory to God for Israel, His magnificence, and His power is in the clouds. God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel is He who will give power and strength to His people. Blessed be God” (Ps 67:35,36). (This would be Ps 68 in a protestant bible). All of christendom have turned away from the truth and reality of how God comes IN His people. Where are the 144,000? If you re-enter my website, you should read the very first page, and then go to the downloads, and read “The Reign of Christ in His Second Coming.” You say: “I appreciate your time and I thank God for the time He has allowed. I pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that our Father God YHWH illuminates our path and that neither of us be deceived by spirits of slumber, deception, or pride. God bless us all Aquinas.” I thank you for your time (XYZ) , and I hope that in humility of spirit your questions have been answered, and perhaps an enlightenment as been given to you, so that you can pursue the holiness of truth, in the perfection of our Heavenly Father! I take from the language you use that you are probably an American, and most probably from the USA. You have a great diversity of religions there, and as I have traveled to all of the 50 states, as well as most of the provinces of Canada, I sympathize with you to an extent because ‘churches’ open up with such frequency that it is scary. Your televangelists are a nightmare, and the Roman church is a disgrace for their departure from the fulness of the truth of the Seven Sacraments, and from following the protest-ant errors and their cults. If you want to be serious about saving your soul, ask why Jesus said that only a few would enter by the narrow gate. Ask yourself why only 144,000 before the Great Tribulation? Ask yourself, if there is a possibility that you, yes you, could even be wrong? In confidence in Jesus, in the certitude of His calling, in the perfection of His anointing, I send you blessings in abundance. Father Aquinas.