The Catholic Church draws its teaching from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
One Church, spread throughout the world, with about a billion members.
Protestants believe in Scripture Alone, and Personal Interpretation of Scripture.
41,000 little churches.
Where in Scripture does Jesus refer to “my churches” rather than “my church” (singular)?
Where in Scripture does it suggest that Jesus wanted 41,000 little churches when He prayed “that they may be one,” and when He said to His apostles: “Go out into the WHOLE WORLD, teaching and baptizing in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”?
Where in Scripture is it suggested that anyone other than Jesus has the authority to found a church? Yet 41,000 people have taken it upon themselves to do so!
Oh, Arthur, until the Spirit opens your eyes to the true meaning of “the church” you will persist in this statement.
I gave you that article so that you could see how very simple faith in God is...how very personal....how much a relationship it is.
I know it must be incredibly difficult for someone in Catholicism to think outside of it but that is exactly what I am asking you to do.
Step outside your religion, in prayer ask the Lord to come and place His Spirit in you, believe that He has, and step forward in faith just as Muller did.
I related an instance of answered prayer from the Lord when I was was a brand new believer and, over time, I have trusted God for bigger things and He has always answered.
I am not advocating any religion be it Catholicism or whatever. I want you to have a personal relationship with the Living God and see Him work in your life just as He did in Muller’s and mine and all the other believers in this world.
This is what is lacking in Catholicism...this wonderful personal relationship with our Creator.
Read the entire thread....watch the youtube video on Muller...and see how truly simple faith is...ask, believe, trust, and then see His response.
Try Him....He loves you so much and only wants your faith....just as expressed by Muller, by myself, by believers down thru the ages.
Very elementary questions...A little bible research will reveal the answers to you...