"It's His church" - is the main reason why everyone should want to belong to the Catholic Church, IMHO, if the CC is the church founded by Him, which I believe it is. :thumbsup:
[quote="GaryTaylor, post:8, topic:239640"]
"We do not subscribe to the belief that the Church Christ founded was intended to become what the Catholic Church did in the 1500's". GREAT QUOTE!!!:thumbsup: :D
If we were to judge the Apostolic Church by the behavior of the Apostles on Good Friday, there would be no reason to accept Christ's infant Church, for all but 1 deserted him, one denied him thrice and one betrayed him with a kiss. But we don't reject Christ's Church for the sins of the Apostles, we acknowledge their sin nature and rather accept the Gospel Christ entrusted to them and his Church.
This wasn't a mystery to Jesus it was known, as the entire History of the CC is a known. Its His church. And regardless of error which btw all "humans" have. Unless the Lutherans claim to have it "all correct"? Then as also stated The gates of Hell will never prevail against His church.
I'm pretty sure Catholics do not subscribe to the belief that the Catholic Church was intended to have 3000 denominations all claiming "Truth" today? Basically a direct result of the reformation, no?
The basic fundamental error of Luther was he seemed to forget Jesus Christ/GOD was actually running the Church through the Holy Spirit. Chirst claimed the Apostles would be perfect, but He did give then the authority to bind and lose.
God Bless, Gary