your a funny guy you pick an paste one line out of the whole post that you say the church stands for,,,let people see what you so conviently left out...There isn't a single line of Scripture that says God handed power over to a "church" or any "human" to be able to change His Word. So what does God have to say about His own Word? Man must not live according to the Word of the pope, but according to the word of who?... Matthew 4:4 ...'But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'... There we have Jesus' own Words, confirming that we live by the Word of God alone.<quoted text>
BINGO!! This is "EXACTLY" what the Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims-----and has done so, for over 2000 years...... The problem is that you "fundies" are too "blind" to see it!!!
Hebrews 4:12 ...'For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.'
1 Peter 1:25 ...'But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.'
The Word of God lasts forever, and it is by that Word alone that we are to live....JETHRO:you left out the most important sentence in my whole post,not surprising "There isn't a single line of Scripture that says God handed power over to a "church" or any "human".....this alone states your church is no better or worse than any other man made church,it holds no supreme power over nothing,person,place or thing, but it's own false traditions/beliefs.