A man is punished for exercising his freewill to revolt from God, just as Adam did. Freewill pertains to the fact that God will not force Himself upon anyone. A man chooses the world or God and receives the reward for either one.
Douay Rheims bible.
Romans 1:26, 28 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. … And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;
And so you say that God does not punish mankind?
Jeremias 44:29 And this shall be a sign to you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place: that you may know that my words shall be accomplished indeed against you for evil.
"You mentioned a "a counterfeit catholic church" what do you believe the authentic
Catholic Church to be?"
The Catholic church is not a building, the Catholic church is a society of believers, the buildings are the place of worship. And so, the authentic Catholic church is found in a faithful remnant, those who hold to every teaching of the true Catholic church.
Read this file. Carefully and slow.
The Chair of St. Peter is Vacant!
I agree that God punished people in the the old testament I believe you are
wrong in what St Paul says we can disagree on that; I don't understand how
you come to your view. I will pray for you and ask you pray for me.
I believe Jesus began a new Covenant between God and man.
Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and
has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. 18k
And so I say
to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,*
and the gates
of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
Jesus was aware that we are human including ST. Peter just a couple of verses
later Jesus rebukes ST. Peter.
He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”
Do you believe the Catholic Church became counterfeit then?