Peter, guided by the Holy Spirit was aware of this Happening says in (2 Peter 1: 20-21) First you MUST UNDERSTAND this: there is no prophesy contained in scripture which is a personal interpretation. Pophecy has never been put foward by MAN’S WILLING IT. It is rather that men IMPELLED by the HOLY SPIRIT have spoken under God’s influence.
And in** (2 Peter 2: 1) In time past there were false prophets among God’s people, and among you also there will be false teachers who will smuggle in pernicious heresies ** They will go SO FAR as to deny the Master who acquired them for his own, thereby bringing on themselves SWIFT DISASTER. Their lustful ways will lure many away. THROUGH THEM, the TRUE WAY will be made subject to contempt.
THROUGH THEM, the “True Way” The Catholic Church will be made subject to contempt. Sound like all the Catholic Bashings that go on here.
Martin Luther, did he took out 7 gospel from the Bible to fit his interpretation this is fact, can’t argue with the Facts. So many of the Protestant Churches do so today interpret the Gospels to fit their needs.
The Catholic Church has the True Teachings The True Way to interpet the bible and it don’t sway for NO ONE, if you believe you believe if you don’t you don’t It will not devide for you or me The Church remains TRUE to the Holy Spirit for it is the Holy Spirit who guides her and not man.
The Apostles Laid their Hands on their succesors of the Church and on down to the present Pope it says so in:** (1 Timothy 4: 14) Do not neglect the gift you received when, as a result of the prophecy, The PRESBYTERS Laid Their Hands On YOU.**
The laying on of hands the by the Presbyters above in (1 timothy 4: 14) The SUCCESSION continues to this very day in the Catholic Church.
As for the Protestant Church there is no succession only Division.