Recently I had an epiphany regarding the Mystical Body Of Christ, that as a member of His body, we are effectively becoming “gods” (judges) because Jesus is God. This revelation was jaw dropping because I have been a Catholic for many years under the impression that my end as Christian is to live in the Kingdom of Heaven, as a PEER of Jesus, not to actually be a part of His body.
This leads me to wonder how it can be logically possible for a Protestant to become a member of His body. In my mind, they absolutely can’t because they have never consumed Christ in the Eucharist. Even if the Father could in theory arbitrarily annex a protestant to His son’s body, I don’t believe he does. Why would he? That’s not the gospel. They would come unto judgement while the members pass judgement.
So what about these protestants in invincible ignorance? Or old testament Saints? They have not consumed Christ, therefore my question is this: Is it rational to believe that there are two forms of Heavenly victory? One being “gods” annexed to Christ and the other being commoners in the Kingdom of Heaven. Both being in a state of bliss yet the Body Of Christ has power of God while the commoners don’t.
As of this moment that is my personal belief. I don’t see how old testament figures and protestants in a purely literal sense can be members of the Body Of Christ without the Father’s arbitrary discretion.