But really though.
Actually Jesus didn’t start the catholic church.
The catholics may be the oldest still existing christian church but it was definetly not started by jesus how could jesus even start a church if he was dead?
And if there’s nothing to add on, why don’t the catholics do what the bible says and what jesus told the people to do? + why would the romans first kill jesus and then start a church FOR him?
It doesnt matter who started a church or when it began but more WHAT they do preach and if they do what the bible REALLY says
Sorry but this post is just as dumb as the phrase “the world is 2014 years old”.
Just get your facts together and stop spreading lies.
Actually, yes, Christ himself started the Catholic Church
Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
The Romans did not start the Catholic Church. And the Catholic Church put the bible together, and teaches and preaches the fullness of truth, and follows what the bible teaches.
Sorry but your ignorant comment needed to be corrected.
You need to take a history class and get your “facts” together.
The Catholic Church did not put the Bible together. The Bible was put together by the one early church community through a series of ecumenical councils that decided standardized church scripture and tradition and dealt with various heresies. The Catholic Church did not exist until a series of disagreements split the main church into Catholic and Orthodox in the 11th century. This was not the first schism (smaller groups had split before) nor would this be the last.
It is important to note even though both the Catholics and Orthodox claim to be the original church, it isn’t like one church split from the other without advanced notice. It was a gradual process that ecumenical councils could not fix, based in a variety of reasons: scriptural, political, traditional, cultural as the Holy Roman Empire and various kingdoms rose in the West around Rome and the Muslim caliphate creeped closer and closer around the Eastern patriarchates.
It’s also important to note that, tradition and church-skewed scriptural viewpoints aside, the Catholic Church is not the oldest surviving church —- whether you want to consider that is because the Catholic and Orthodox churches split from the same single entity or because Catholic Rome split from the other patriarchs of the church, not the other way around, This is an ethnocentric viewpoint that is quite offensive considering there are thousands of Orthodox Christians in the Americas. (I am not attempting to argue the separate issue of which is the “real” church, I am arguing the Catholic Church is not the oldest church.)
I just am trying to say that we need to remember the Catholic Church was not a distinct entity, and that the Orthodox Church is not some dead relic of a world long past. The Orthodox are still alive, still around, and while both claim to be the original it’s important to remember: either way, there was no distinction before the 11th century, and even today some communities are not purely Catholic or Orthodox.
I apologize for the post takeover but I felt I needed to say something.
I see your point. However, I don’t and never have thought of Catholic as just Roman Catholic ( nor do I think many other Catholics). I think of Catholic as an umbrella which contains all 23 rites of the Church. While I do realize there are still many Eastern Churches that are not in full communion with Rome, it doesn’t mean they are not Catholic and have their own traditions and history. You would be surprised how many Roman Catholics respect the Church in the East and sincerely want to be in full communion without subjugating it.
Side note my mom actually was confirmed by a Maronite priest on Easter because our priest was sick. I realize there are many Eastern Churches in America, just within a 10 mile radius of my parish there is a Maronite Catholic Church, and a Byzantine Church that are in full communion with Rome. They both govern themselves, but we are still united. We Roman Catholics can come and visit each to learn about the traditions and experience liturgies of our Eastern brothers and sisters, and vise versa. there is a Russian Orthodox as well but they aren’t in full communion.