Orville Andvik #5
What God demands is something that can only be given by us individually. We must be reconciled to him by meeting His conditions.
What has been omitted is precisely how Jesus of Nazareth carefully explained how we are to know how to follow Him:
To St Peter alone by Jesus of Nazareth, Son Of God, A.D. 33
All four promises to Peter alone:
"You are Peter and on this rock I will build My Church." (Mt 16:18)
"The gates of hell will not prevail against it."(Mt 16:18)
I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven." ( Mt 16:19)
"Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven." (Mt 16:19) [Later to the Twelve].
"Strengthen your brethren." (Lk 22:32)
"Feed My sheep."(Jn 21:17).
“But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail, and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Lk 22:32). This for His Vicar Peter, alone.
Having commissioned Peter as His first Vicar, Jesus instructed the eleven and proclaimed: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations….teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Mt 28:18-20)
Since Jesus wrote nothing, and His Church gave us the Bible, She alone has the sole authority to correctly interpret it with the authority received from Christ.