Is the Catholic Church is a religion unto itself, is it another denomination of the Universal Church of Jesus Christ?
Galatians 4: 26-28 26for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 4: 4-6** **4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.
1 Corinthians 12: 4-6** **4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6
1 Corinthians 12: 12-13 12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–Jews or Greeks, slaves or free–and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
Why does the idea of the Catholic Church being one of many denominations of the Universal Church anger many Catholics? Why do we Christians spend so much time trying to convince others that our denomination superior? Why can’t we agree that “As it is, there are many parts, yet one body,” (I Corinthians 12:20) and that these divisions are the will of God? Will Christians ever be able to embrace the fact that we are ALL the body of Christ and, “that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another, (I Corinthians 12:25)?