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Old 12-21-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

The Roman Catholic Church came along in the 4th century AD, following a long history in that city, of feeding the Christians to the lions. The Bible was finished in the 1st century. The Bible details the progress of the early Christian church, making THEM, the first. So according to all of you logical thinkers, the 2010 Mustang was built before the 1964 Mustang.
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

anyone who has read the Bible knows that catholicism was not first, but they like to say they were. it doesn't bother me; i've read the Bible.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:33 PM   #3
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

What you seem to support is revisionism. The church was formed first by the apostles.
It was the Catholic/Orthodox church which developed the scriptures in the Bible.
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

How can the Catholic church be the original?
-Because it is.

The Roman Catholic Church came along in the 4th century AD,
-Proof? Christianity was LEGALIZED in the 4th century, but a read of the letters of the church fathers from the 1st century to the 4th century clearly indicate that Christianity was undoubtedly Catholic. Read the Didache, The Divine Liturgy of St. James, Ignatius of Antioch, etc.

The Bible was finished in the 1st century.
-Lots of books were finished in the 1st century. How do you know which books of the Bible belong in the Bible? How do you know which books were considered 'inspired'? Is the Bible self-authenticating? If so, it would say that. Could you give me the chapter/verse for that? The truth of the matter is that while the books which were eventually included into the Christian Canon were written by the end of the 1st century, it was a matter of debate for the next 3 centuries as to which ones were to be included. And the debate was settled by the Catholic Church.

Sorry, but it's your logic which fails, and your history. You need to seriously answer those questions which I have asked you if you have any hope of being intellectually honest with yourself.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

The Catholic Church came along in 33 A.D. and was severely persecuted for 300 years. Archeological evidence shows that the early Christians IN THAT TIME PERIOD were fully Catholic in practice and belief. Every Christian document written before Constantine shows they were Catholic and nothing else. The Bible was enscripturated by the 1st century, but all the books were not considered inspired and canonized until 393 A.D. Any encyclopedia will verify what I am saying here.

Where in the Bible is the inspired table of contents? Get real. There isn't one. You have to outside the Bible to find out why there are 27 New Testament books, the Bible doesn't tell us that.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ Himself as found in Matt. 16-18-19. St Peter is considered the first Pope of the Catholic Church. In other words, the Catholic Church can be traced back in history to Jesus and the Apostles. There was a controversy within the early Church as to the Divinity of Jesus. The early Bishops were ordered by Constantine in the 4th century to settle this controversy. The Bishops merely confirmed that Jesus is God and that the Trinity is the explanation of how it is possible. It was made an infallible declaration that God is and has always been Trinity.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

It isn't.

The "original" Church is the one founded by Christ, who gathered together in the Upper Room after Jesus' ascension to Heaven. While praying together - all 120 of them - they received POWER to proclaim the Gospel to the end of the earth.

And the Church still does so today.

p.s: EKKLESIA is the word for Church in Greek, which is derived via ek-kaleo, used for the summons to the army to assemble, from kaleo, to call. Therefore the Christian "Church" is the assembly of those called by Christ.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #8
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

Jesus founded ONE Church, for all people, a universal Church.

This church still exists today. The word "catholic" means "universal," and the Catholic Church has been in existence all the way back to the time when Jesus created the Church and put Peter in charge of it (Matthew 16). All those people in the early Church described in the Bible are part of this church, so because THEY are the first, the Catholic Church is the first.

Whomever told you that the Roman Catholic Church came along in the 4th century is mistaken. The Catholic Church became the official church of Rome in the 4th century, but it existed well before that.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:58 PM   #9
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

The Catholic church is the only one who says they they were the first Church. Originally there were no denominations, you were either Christian or you weren't.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #10
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>>The Roman Catholic Church came along in the 4th century AD, following a long history in that city, of feeding the Christians to the lions.<<

Which historians claim this?
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:33 AM   #11
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total and utter ignorance!

The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god!!! He took the Jewish religion and basing it on the Mithras religion, organized it into Christianity and then into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely ITALIAN!

Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until several hundred years after the period the story is set in!! How did the apostles write their books more than a hundred years after they would have been dead?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:23 AM   #12
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

Catholic church is not the original, it&#039;s the coptic orthodox church of Armenia & Ethiopia who accepted christianity as their official religion in 300 AD.

Not that I care who is original or not but this is the truth!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:19 AM   #13
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How can the Catholic church be the original?

The Gnostics predate the Roman Catholic Church, but the RCC turned Christianity into Paulianity in the 4th century. It has been Paulianity ever since.
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