[quote=dennisknapp]“Bible” Christians claim that their Church is MORE like the early Church then say the Roman Catholic Church, correct? (And by early Church I mean 33 to 315 A.D.)
So, let’s see how this logic plays out, shall we.
Early Christian were more like the “Bible” Christians of today, then the Roman Catholic Church.
We have historical records of these early Christian by way of pagans, Jews and the early Christians themselves.
In the historical records is revealed what early Christians thought, believed and practiced.
In the historical records it reveals what the early Christians thought, believed and practiced are in line with Roman Catholic Teaching.
Therefore, premise 1 is false.
It’s the one thing non-Cath’s refuse to look at, that is history. The Cath Church looks at the history first, to determine the validity of anything pertaining to faith and morals. How can you not? There were ninety million (not really, of course and there weren’t that many people even in that land to die, during the Inquisition) things being heretically written during the first years, as you mark, and yet there also was orthodoxy forging a persicuted path down the middle. History, just like the Bible, becomes a convoluted myriad of half non-truths spoken by self proclaimed ministers of God’s infallible word. They don’t know their own belief system history let alone read the Fathers and Saints, to see how the Acts and the first centuries’ Cath teachers actually, factually, can’t be disputedably, OVERLAAAAP.Hello? Generation after generation of blindness.Parents WHO DON’T CARE, people thinking EVERYONE GOES TO HEAVEN. The sad thing about the lack of respect to history is that we wind up being lumped in with every other form of so called christianity. So many to choose from, I guess they are all the same. An interesting thought is that the New Test has the light of revelation, the incarnation, but much of it is still under the shadow of the day, waiting to be reavealed, so to speak, in it’s fullness of glory. We are living as an integral part of salv history(not many think about this)and paradoxically, those who don’t reap that which has already been revealed will most probobly as St. John says,“die in their sins”. How can a man see what lies ahead without knowing from whence it came. How great is their darkness, who refused to witness the mornings of light past.
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