-"ML ruined it for you proterstants that is why there is spin off after spin off after spin off… to the point where there is 42K churches, and none can agree."
You Catholics on this board, keep repeating this *42,000 Protestant Churches* mantra as if the Catholic church is pure and clean and free of sin. Martin Luther did not ruin it for...
-No Catholic has ever said that the Catholic Church is pure, clean and free from sin! No one is denying that the Catholic Church has sinners, just like "every one" of your 42,100 contradicting and inconsistent Peotestant (divided denominations)!!! This is precisely why Jesus Christ established HIS CHURCH----(to save sinners)! Just because every member of the Catholic Church sins doesn't mean that it was not founded by Jesus Christ HIMSELF to teach HIS infallible TRUTH, which is the FULLNESS of the TRUTH and the FULLNESS of the FAITH!..... God is not the author of 42,100 contradicting "relative truth" conflicting interpretations of HIS WORD!!!
If you believe that the Catholic Church – responsible for more tortures and murders than any other Christian faith; The Catholic Church which is responsible for triggering the rise of Islam (the Arab tribes, later to be called Muslims, learned the art of murdering in the name of God by watching the Catholics do that very thing for a full 300 years); The Catholic Church which tortured and murdered heretics since its beginning, is responsible for more death and misery than all 42,000 Protestant churches combined.
The thing you are forgetting is that Protestants deliberately separated from your church FIRST because of THESE VERY HORROR STORIES perpetrated by the RCC, which, THANK GOD, have been recorded throughout the church's history - lest we forget. The Catholic Church would love to be able to ignore its past history of torturing and murdering so-called heretics, but she can't - because it's been recorded in history.
Jesus Christ established HIS CHURCH to save sinners, you are correct about that. He did not establish his church in order to excuse and enable those following a perverted leader to think it's okay to torture and murder heretics.
It is the Catholic Church that is responsible for bringing this confusion to Christianity!
Jesus never said, "Murder and torture the heretics", but the pope most certainly did. When the Pope said that, he proved most certainly that he was not following the Fullness of the Truth and the Fullness of the Faith. How could he POSSIBLY?
Those who followed the Pope and did as he commanded ALSO were not following the Fullness of the Truth and the Fullness of the Faith. How could they, possibly? for THEY were following the Pope.
God is not the author of all this confusion you are correct about that, as well. God is the author of his Holy Word, The Bible. Catholics do not follow the Bible, they follow the Pope instead.
here you go, hojo,
A Study in Absolute Catholic Power
Bible believing Christians have always been a threat to the RCC - so the RCC set out to eliminate them from the face of the Earth.
Only thing is, is you can't quash the Truth of God.
The very fact that there are survivors of the Catholic Church Inquisition shows it didn't know what it was doing. It doesn't know what it is doing to this day. It is going AGAINST THE VERY WORD OF GOD.