The Word of God is the first and the last...no words of dead "saints" or "infallible" popes add to, subtract from, or alter His Truth.<quoted text>
Your comments are "nothing more" than the same old "Protestant bible only" distortion of the TRUE interpretation of the bible and the TRUTH of TRUE Church History. The fact is that the Greek word for Church is "eclesia" which refers to the "visible, hierarchical, authoritative Church,(NOT) and invisible, ethereal body of believers, loosely connected by faith in the bible alone. This is "all confirmed" in Acts 2 where Paul refers to an "authoritative Church with bishops, elders, priests and deacons. In Pauls letters to the Churches that followed Jesus Christs first Church at Antioch (again Acts 2) EVERY ONE OF THOSE CHURCHES (Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossus, Thessalonica and on and on were all headed by the Apostles (as Bishops) in the Churches. Furthermore---the Church came first--then the Bible(over 350 years after the Jesus Christs first Church at Antioch which was (One-Universal-Catholic)Church ....... That is why in I Tim 3:15 Paul calls the Church (not the bible alone) as the pillar, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH. It was the Catholic Church that translated the original copies of the letters, documents, parchments and manuscripts from the Apostles, handed down by Jesus Christ HIMSELF in the 1st century. and throughout the Middle Ages. It was the Catholic Church that made the Scriptures available in the vernacular, so that all could read them. Study TRUE and AUTHENTICATED Church History. There was no other Church around. Take a look at all the writings, quotes and informational documents from the Early Church Fathers, who translated the manuscripts from the Apostles. The fact is that THE CHURCH CAME FIRST---THEN THE BIBLE (some 350+ years after) The bible wasn't even compiled until 382 ad and Guetenberg didn't even invent the printing press until 1440. I you are "that gullible or even that ignorant) to think that the bible is the only source of truth and the only way of Salvation what about all of the Christians that didn't even have a bible for the first 1500 years of the Church. Jesus Christ established an authority on earth (Matthew 16) to preserve HIS revelation and decide the Bible Canon. The authority is, has and will CONTINUE to be with Jesus Christ, in and through His One (and only TRUE) Apostolic Catholic Church (the bride of Christ).....The fact is that you (bibloe only)"fundies" have become "experts" at (attempting) to re-write, spin and distort the TRUTH of TRUE Church History AS WELL AS interpreting (or better yet--MIS-interpretating Sacred Scripture!(all to your own demise and destruction)
I cannot, and would not if I could, make you believe the truth...bring fans....
Mt 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
You first change a common noun "church" into a proper noun "Church"...so, you are guilty of changing Scripture to support your erroneous teaching.
The Greek word for church is "ekklesia" and is defined as:a calling out, i.e.(concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both):--assembly, church.
The word "church" does not define any Christian denominations...
Quote: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.