Interesting that Rome opts for ad hominem when the truth burns.
Please re-read what I wrote very carefully, and look up the meaning of Ad Hom. It literally means "to the man" If I had called you a pathetic dweeb loser... that would be an Ad hom attack. as it was I said that what you Said was unChristian Uncharitable. I don't think anyone would say that your comments were actually christian or charitable. I hope that clears that up for you.
In the world of the Scriptures, believers are able to speak directly to the Father, crying Abba, something akin to "daddy". We don't need rosaries, alter christus, or any other prop.
These would be the Scriptures that the Catholic Church canonized in 393 and 397 at the councils of Hippo and Carthage. the ones that were preserved through the dark ages copying them by hand long before your little cult even was a glimmer in the eyes of some posser?
In Rome, however, the beads get picked up, the candles get lit, the icons come out, the chants begin, Mary is invoked. Tragic, but managed by God.
That is right the same Rome that Jesus promised that the gates of hell would never prevail against and the the Holy Spirit would guide in ALL truth.
In my case, I think I'll opt for following the
Scriptures teachings of some two bit hustler in a cheap polyesters suit with no theological training and plead for your eyes to be opened to the truth. Come out of her...if you can.
Fixed it for you and by the way, I am a revert the the Catholic Church. I left for a while and then managed to get my head out of my butt by reading the Bible and came Back to the Pillar and Foundation of truth: the Catholic Church.
Someday, perhaps Rome will give reading lessons to help. The Scriptures were canonized long before there was the bluster from Rome to claim pre-eminence, but that has not stopped the propaganda from proliferating. Next thing we will hear is Rome wrote it all. But, lean on what you must.
Jesus did not promise Rome anything. He was speaking to some apostles about a gathering of citizens called out. Your organization made up the concept of a Roman Church. But, again, the truth hurts. And perhaps the head was never removed.
And stronger for it, brother/sister in Christ!