JESUS ALSO SAID---in John 6:47-59. "For unless you eat my body (which is real food) and drink my blood (which is real drink) you CANNOT --have ETERNAL LIFE<quoted text>
OK, then why won't you do that, instead of speaking out of the "side of your mouth"!!
JESUS SAID----In Matthew 16:13-21 Jesus formed, initiated and authenticated His (One and ONLY Universal Church) and that Histoically7 "proven" Church was Catholic for over 2000 years. It is the same Church that Jesus' Apostles started after Pentecost in Antioch.(Acts 2) It is the same "Universal-Catholic" Church that is visible, heirarchical and authoritative (which was translated from the Greek word "ecclesia" It is the same Church that has Bishops, elders, priests and deacons (again Acts2)
JESUS ALSO SAID---in John 6:47-59. "For unless you eat my body (which is real food) and drink my blood (which is real drink) you CANNOT --have ETERNAL LIFE
PAUL "confirms the words of Jesus--regarding HIS Church, in 1Timothy 3:15 when he calls the CHURCH (not the bible) the pillar, pinnacle and foundation of the TRUTH!
No one "ever" said that sola scriptura is invalid (not any Catholic on this forum, and particularly not the Catholic Church. You "made this up" which is "nothing new" when it comes to bible only Protestant heresy, hypocricy and just plain "dishonest truth".
What we as Catholic "have said" is that the bible is not the only source of truth, that God chose to transmit His infallible words. The bible teaches that Scripture is the word of God, but it also teaches that the apostolic tradition is Gods word as well--2 Thessalonians 2:15 teaches that we are to obey the Tradition, whether it be by word of mouth or the letter. The Apostolic Traditions are different than the traditions of men, which Jesus Condemned. Paul instructs us to obey Apostolic Tradition and "reject" human traditions that void Gods word. The Apostolic Tradition is the oral teaching of Jesus Christ that He handed on to His Apostles that was given and dictated to them by the Holy Spirit.
For someone who "claims to follow" the bible, word for word and each verse, especially the words of Jesus, this only shows how "bogus, distorted, and heretical" bible only believer "really are" in their anti-catholic condemnation and judgmental "half-truth" Christianity!!
JETHRO: HEAR SAY,CAN YOU CORROBBORATE THIS STATEMENT?THAT JESUS ACTUALLY SAID THIS? or is john making it up? considering after reading revalation,i'd question his sanity.