If it were not for the Roman Catholic Church giving the Bible
Need I remind you this is what you said which compelled me to respond to you in the first place? (GRIN)
At any rate, it seems you're real proud of that heritage. So, I'll just mention again that Israel could easily make the same claim. God used Israel, an "enemy of the gospel," to give us the Bible. Surely you're not ready to say that gives Israel claim to being the one true church.
(Oh, and just so you don't fall into the same confusion as happened the last time we covered this ground, I'll just mention that "Israel" is a Biblical term.)
Two differences. First, Judaism is, self-admittedly, a religion of the book, so a claim that if something is not in the Jewish scripture, then it should not be Judaism, is easier to make.
Second, the Catholic Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic not because it produced the Christian Canon, but because it historically and dogmatically is. The fact that it produced the Christian Canon is merely a refutation of the "since X is not in the New Testament, the Chruch should not practice X" assertion.
When did Israel collect and promulgate the New Testament?
If it were not for the Roman Catholic Church giving yiou the Bible, you would not have a Bible to truncate and mangle.
Is there some reason why I should give a rat's patoot why you responded to me?
I also take it that the incredibly self-satisfied and erroneous church of newgeezer has problems with Jews as well as with Catholics. Why am I not surprised? Jews should take as a compliment your attitude towards them, considering the source.
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS