[quote=Sir Knight]I am in a discussion with someone and their position is that today’s Catholic church is not the church that Christ established because it does not do the things that the original church did.
This “someone” has a huge misconception, a great ignorance and a lot of bad faith… That is to think that Christ and the Holy Catholic Church are different realities. Remember Acts 9, 4-5: “He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” He said, “Who are you, sir?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting”.” The fact is that Saul was persecuting the Church. The answer of Christ is clear: to persecute the Church is to persecute me, because Jesus is the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ. So, Christ did not establish the Church and disappeared and then the Church “drifted from its roots”. He remains in her Church forever. In each Holy Mass: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18, 20). In each Holy Eucharist: “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him” (John 6, 56). In the lives of the martyrs and saints… As stated by E.E.N.S: “Let us not forget the parable of the mustard seed; did the mustard plant “drift from it’s roots?” No, it grew, Jesus told us that it wouldn’t look like the seed. The Church is living, and it grows as well…it’s roots have not “drifted” but it has grown like Christ intended.”