But if we were to do this, numerous absurdities would follow. For example:All humanity would presently be justified and be at peace with God (v. 1)All humanity would now stand in God’s grace through faith and be rejoicing in the hope of glory (v. 2)
That’s not true. Only those who obey Christ:
And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
All humanity would be suffering in endurance which produces character and hope (vv. 3-4)
All humanity is suffering. We live in a time of trial. But suffering produces character and hope only with those who unite their suffering with God.
All humanity would have God’s love in their hearts and possess the Holy Spirit (v. 5)
Not true. Only those who respond with faith:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
All humanity would be justified by his blood and by Jesus from the wrath of God (v. 9)
Only those who drink His Blood as Jesus commanded:
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Those like the Protestants, who reject this teaching, will not be included.
All humanity is now reconciled to God and shall be saved by his life (vv, 10-11).
Nope. Only those who work out their salvation in fear and trembling:
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
You’re a Catholic. Or a former Catholic. You know I’m telling the truth. And you know that you are misrepresenting the Catholic Doctrine.