You hold the words of Jesus is very low esteem except when they fit your views as all Protestants.<quoted text>
The Roman Catholic church is not perfect, just like Protestant churches. The history of the RC church is replete with heresy, and atrocities, and controversies, just like many Protestant churches. This is because it is a church made up of sinful people, desperately in need of grace from God. Has the church failed? Yes, of course she has. Many times. Just like Gomer, we are, running from God over and over and over again. But just like Hosea, God take us back. Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, it doesn't matter. We're all sinners in need of His grace, and it doesn't matter the name of on the church door, that fact doesn't change.
Personally, I'm just grateful that He is longsuffering with our infidelity, and that He shows us his love and grace and mercy best exhibited on the cross at Calvary.
And MarkEden... before you respond to this post with your typical cynicism, you can please and thank you kiss my grits. With both lips.
Do you really think the Church Jesus created is not perfect? Do you think Paul made a mistake that the Church is the pillar and foundation of Truth?
Where did Jesus say one day his change would need reforming and I will send some Protesters to start 40,000 new Churches all with the truth.
You think of Jesus in human terms.