In the latest Sola Scriptura thread, my friend Per Crucem posted:
This in reply to the unbroken line of the historical Christian Churches: Oriental Orthodox (OO), Eastern Orthodox (EO), and Catholic (CC).
All of us (Me being Catholic) can trace our undisputed origin to the Apostles, and therefore to Christ. We each blame the other for separating :o but we all owe our existence to Christ and the evangelization of the Apostles themselves.
It is a very common argument that we are not the Church that Jesus founded.
I am not interested in ideas, opinions, or gut feelings. I want dry, cold and hard facts. We can produce dry, cold and hard facts, so we expect nothing less in return.
This brings a very dramatic question in place…
When, Where, and How did the Church that Jesus founded disappear?**