When Protestants and Pseudo-Christian cults deny Christ’s Church (which we believe to be the Holy Catholic Church) does this mean they are calling Christ a liar?
Because according to St. Matthew 16:18-19, Christ tells us Hell will never prevail against his Church. So if Protestants and JWs, Mormons, etc. say the Church went apostate after such and such a time, aren’t they really saying Christ lied to us?
I myself have worried about this, and to me it seems fairly black and white.
Deny Christ’s Church=Denying Christ. Would that statement be in line with Catholic teaching? I know to liberal Catholics and Protestants it sounds harsh.
Discussion, comments, etc. encouraged!
Pace e Bene