I figured you would take the old denial route, and accuse the True Church of being heretics, thats what the Church fathers had always done. But the Bible says that “the faith was once for all delivered to the saints.” Jude 3 so that being the case there really was no need for any new writings since the faith was once and for all delivered to the saints, of course the Bible also talks about an individual which really represents a system that persecutes the True saints, speaking great arrogant words like the Word of God doesn’t matter because the “so called” Church says so, my friend you got it backwards. This “so called” Church also tries to change times and law, like the Sabbath and the Holy Days changed to Sunday and the pagan holidays such as christmas and the like, Daniel 7:25. The Waldensians were in fact part of the True Church of God!
But trying to tell you something is like talking to someone who thinks they know everything…oh well.
GED, I apologize if I’ve given you the impression that I think I know everything. I definitely don’t. All I know is what I know :D. I know the history of early Christianity – which is concomitant and synonomous with the history of the Catholic Church – and I know the history of the Bible.
I know that the Bible didn’t fall out of heaven ready made, but rather it is a collection of writings which were chosen from among many writings. The Catholic Church selected the contents of the New Testament from among her own writings, and she inherited the Old Testament from Jesus and the Apostles. Jude 3, ". . .the “faith which was once for all delivered to the saints,” refers to the original Christian faith – the Catholic Faith – not one that developed centuries later.
The Catholic Church didn’t come out of the Bible; rather, the Bible came out of the Catholic Church. The New Testament is a mirror reflection of the teaching of the Church who wrote it. The Church was nearly 400 years old before she formed the Bible.
History does not tell us the date of the birth of Jesus – even the year of his birth is uncertain. So the Catholic Church chose December 25 as the day on which to celebrate this great occasion. Sorry if that upsets you. What would you do if you didn’t know your birthday? Pick a day – any day.
The Apostles changed the Jewish Sabbath – which begins at sundown on Friday night and ends when the stars come out on Saturday night – to the Lord’s Day, Sunday, the day of the Resurrection. After the Ascension of Jesus, the Apostles met for the ‘breaking of the bread’ (as the Mass was called then) on the first day of the week (Sunday). So please take your complaint about that up with The Twelve.
Thanks for your comments. Peace be with you, Jay