A friend of mine is attending a protestant seminary. He is protestant, and just found out that his professor is an ex Catholic. He asked the professor why he didn’t stay with the one oldest Church. The professors response was weak in my opinion, but he said because it’s evident from the New Testament that it wasn’t ONE Church. There was the Corintheans, and the Romans, and the Thessalonians, etc. And it’s evident from reading Paul’s letters that their beliefs were all slightly different.
My response to that would be, if their beleifs were different, that would be why Paul was writing them, to set them straight, and that they were in all ultimatly in union with eachother. I may even use the Council of Jerusalem in Act’s 15 as further evidence.
Does anyone else have a better response to this? I’m going to see if I can start up a dialogue with this professor.