The NT was written between 50 AD and 80 AD. The word 'Catholic' was first recorded about 30 yrs later, but was likely in use much earlier.<quoted text>
If this is true, then why didn't the bible mention it?
Still, the Churches of Christ are universal (Catholic) and in communion with each other.
- I don't think you guys understand that the Catholic Church today, is the same hierarchy from back then. Once you overcome your stereotypes, propaganda, misconceptions and slander towards the Church, you can see the genius of Catholicism - as author Matthew Kelly says.
- you should also realize that since the Bible wasn't started until 30 yrs after Christ died and wasn't completed until 50 yrs after He died, and wasn't labeled for another 370 yrs, that the Church came first and then the Bible.
This isn't my personal opinion, this is historic fact. Almost all of Protestantland agreed with that statement until the born again evangelicals arose.