This is for Dcardenas and his claims that the Church is the whore of Babylon. This is my last response from the other thread. If someone wants to add there insight I hope you will do so.
I am still waiting for an answer to my question, where in the bible does it give a list of the scriptural books. If you can not tell me this, then how can you even claim that any of them are scripture?
First of all, it is The Catholic Church. The word Roman was not added until after the reformation, and that was by the protestants. Further, The name “Roman Catholic” only deals with part of the Church. It only speaks of the Latin Catholics, while it leaves out the Byzantine Catholics, the Maronite Catholics, The Chaldean Catholics, The Greek Catholics, and so forth. They are all part of the “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church” that is under the bishop of Rome.
I find it amazing that you find your own opinion higher than that of the disciples of John the apostle, Ignatius and Polycarp. I find it amazing that you look at your views of scripture as being greater than that of Augustine and Chrysostom and Jerome and Basil and Ambrose. Most of all, I find it amazing that you reject the bible. Yes, that is right, you reject the bible. It is the bible that calls the Church “the pillar and ground of truth”. It is the bible that says to follow the traditions handed down, whether by word of mouth or by epistle. You further reject the teachings of Christ when you deny Apostolic Tradition because Christ never taught sola scriptura, and neither did his apostles.
I find it amazing that you accept the writings of some 20th century guy who knows nothing but his own opinion over that of the Church Fathers. Your theology is less than 100 years old.
The only Christians around for the first 1000 years after the ressurection were Catholics. There was no such thing as a born again until the 20th century.
I have read the book of Revelation. You grossly miss-represent it.