Yes Rose, God doesn't dictate the day to day operations of His Church ie appointing Bishops; establishing liturgical yrs; handling the finances; organizing meetings etc.<quoted text>
Presiding in the place of God???
Are you interested in what the Apostles actually taught? You can read the writings of the men who walked with them.
This should be an exciting venture for a serious Christian. One can learn how Clement of Rome -who knew Paul personally - understood the faith. And not can see how this successor to Peter dictated Christianity with the authority given to him!
Exciting indeed to learn this great history. It will only make the radical fanatics even more bitter and jealous. They'll have to admit that they believe this hierarchy was overcome by the Devil; and messed up the Ministry of Jesus Christ. Of course, then Christ would have been a lying fraud that scenario was true...