The TRUE CHURCH that Jesus initiated, established and formed in Matthew 16 is confirmed in Acts 2, was a heirarchical, authoritative and visible Church with Bishops, priests, elders and deacons and its was referred to as "CATHOLIC" as stated by Ignatius in a letter (057AD)..The Apostles of Jesus who taught, led and directed the Churches beginning with the 1st Church in Antioch were Bishops! The Greek word for "Church" is "ecclesia" which refers to the visible, heirarchical, authoritative Church, NOT and invisible, ethereal body of believers (loosely) connected by faith in the bible alone!...... Your "bible only" (man-made Protestant religion was NEVER believed by ANYONE until the 17th century. It has "absolutely --no basis of ANY biblical or historical truth to back up ANY of "relative truth" beliefs. It is NOTHING but a extention of the Protestant Reformation that has over 42,000 contradicting and conflicting "hodge-podge" of inconsistent interpretations of the bible...... AS USUAL CONFRINTING, you continue to "distort" the truth of the bible with the same old "self-interpretating lies",(making up whatever you (hope) that you can "get away with"--- deceiving others as you deceive yourself, as you "continue" to remain on the outside of the TRUTH --always looking in---at Jesus Christs One TRUE Apostolic Catholic Church, which has been historically and biblically PROVEN,(consistently)(for over 2000 years).
The TRUE CHURCH that Jesus initiated, established and formed in Matthew 16 is confirmed in Acts 2, was a heirarchical, authoritative and visible Church with Bishops, priests, elders and deacons and its was referred to as "CATHOLIC" as stated by Ignatius in a letter (057AD)
WHO IS/WAS IGNATIUS.. WAS HE INVENTED AS THE REST OF THE CATHOLIC FABLES ARE. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT HIM IN THE BIBLE ?
The Bible says
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
The habitation of the Spirit is not located in Rome Italy
The track record from there is any thing but a habitation of the Spirit..
The idolatry that stems from there has created
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.