One of the many great things about being Catholic is that when you’re Catholic, you know you’re in the right place.
And to me, that’s a lot more comforting than looking around at the approximately 41,000 so-called Christian ‘religions’ and trying to figure out which one is right.
Because here’s what I don’t understand…
God sent His only begotten Son (the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6)) to the earth who in turn appointed apostles to preach the Gospel to all nations as it was taught to them by the Son (Matthew 28:19), i.e., the way, the truth, and the life.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall reading or being taught that Jesus is the ‘truths.’ I don’t think He said “I’m telling you the truth, but if you don’t want to believe that truth, well, then here’s a another truth.” Did He create 41,000 truths?
And then some people laugh at me and say, “Oh man, you’re such a dope.”
Okay, I’ll agree I can be a dope. Let’s move on…
Because if Jesus is God and God is Truth, how can there be more than one truth?
It’s like saying, “Well yes, gravity is real but if you don’t want to believe it, make up something else that you like better.”
You see what I mean?
To me, there can be only one Church. One institution founded by Christ with the authority of Christ to lead and guide all Christians. If not, then something crazy could happen like, oh, I don’t know… 41,000 Christian denominations could spring up out of nowhere?
But with a little look at history, you’ll quickly see that these denominations didn’t just start on their own like some Darwinian pipe dream.
No, unlike the Catholic Church, they were all founded by men who apparently thought they could do it better than Jesus Christ.
Do you know who founded the Lutheran church? Martin Luther.
How about the Baptists? That would be John Smyth.
And the Anglicans? King Henry VIII.
The Latter Day Saints? Joseph Smith.
Calvinism? John Calvin
Presbyterianism? John Knox
Salvation Army? William Booth
Jehovah’s Witnesses? Charles Russell
Christian Science? Mary Baker Eddy
Notice a pattern here?
All these non-Catholic religions were founded by fallible human beings. Human beings who thought they could do it better. Better than the God they professed to honor and worship.
Talk about having major pride issues!
So if you’re not sure if the Catholic Church is the Church of Christ, I encourage you to read the preface to the Catholic apologetics book series called Radio Replies , written by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. You can also find it on my About page.
“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son…” (John 3:16)
Just one Son. No more, no less. One Truth…
No more, no less.
“And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.” (Matthew 28:20)