Our Lord lived here on earth 2000 years ago so how could any group that did not come about til centuries later be his church? So that lets out the “reformers”, the Mormons, the JWs etc..
It’s simply a matter of history. The Catholic Church built upon St Peter the Rock was here first!
So many put the cart before the horse! Instead of looking to see (through their private interpretation) what the Bible says they should look first to the Church who gave the Bible!
Christ did not give a book to be the ultimate authority He gave us a Church!
**Its simply a matter of history. The Catholic Church built upon St Peter the Rock was here first!**
History? I’ll give you history. The first record of disciples confessing that Jesus was the Christ is found in John 1:41 by Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. In the next verse, the Lord calls Peter a stone.
Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone. Peter confirms this in 1Peter 2:6-8.
**Our Lord lived here on earth 2000 years ago so how could any group that did not come about til centuries later be his church? So that lets out the reformers, the Mormons, the JWs etc..**
Do you really believe that it took the devil years, or even months to create ‘more accurate’ Christianity?
I believe Satan was blindsided by Pentecost. Nevertheless, before that day was over, he was hatching deceptive ways to keep people from being ‘buried with HIM’ (not them) for the remission of sins, and misleading souls about the Holy Ghost infilling. And in harmony with all deceptive practices, the devil would not hesitate to lay claim to being the preserver of scripture.
The apostle Paul met a false prophet on the isle of Paphos during his first recorded missionary journey. Paul charged him with “perverting the right ways of the Lord” (Acts 13:6-11). Now, we know that there were Jews from all over the Middle East in Jerusalem on Pentecost. How many may have heard about what happened, but were not in the vicinity, yet went home saying: “I was there, (me too!, me too!) and this is what happened!”