UNDISPUTED: real Christians follow Jesus
everything else is something else
I feel the same way. I have nothing against Catholics though. They are Christians. :)
True, they call the Lord Jesus Christ, LORD and Master.
Game, Set, Match.
Jesus said to follow Him, no other.
Christ is my Lord and my Savior. No man can offer me anything more.
I am grateful to certain men an women who have shared Christ and the Gospel with me, but only God saves.
I am surprised someone didn't syncretistically inject The Holy Mother ahead of Jesus.
Is the Holy Mother important? Yes, of course. Is the Pope an important figure? Yes, of course.
Is Jesus/Yeshuah our savior?
Yes! Of course!
Is Yeshuah/God Almighty the One to whom we owe our eternal allegiance? Yes, of course!
I can GAURANTEE the Apostles would have an much easier time recognizing the ecclesiology of most evangelicals than they would the ecclisiology of the RCC. It doesn't mean there are not Christians in the RCC...just like it doesn't mean there are not lost people in the evangelical movement.
But it's a matter of historical fact that the ecclesiology of New Testament Apostolic Christianity is vastly different than that of the modern (or even post 4th century) Catholic Church.
Whether that is right or wrong is a different debate I will not have (because in all my history and decades of debating Catholics on this issue...they have never persuaded me...and I have only persuaded one of them [and then he his family]). It's futile.