"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Friday, January 31, 2014

An Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) blogger branded the Catholic Church as "The CHURCH"


That's because the Bible simply calls the Church founded by Christ as "The CHURCH". In grammar, the article "the" followed by a noun is definitive.

Here is what the dictionary explanation:

The definite article the is the most frequent word in English.

We use the definite article in front of a noun when we believe the hearer/reader knows exactly what we are referring to.

• because there is only one:

The Pope is visiting Russia.
The moon is very bright tonight.
The Shah of Iran was deposed in 1979.

This is why we use the definite article with a superlative adjective:

He is the tallest boy in the class.
It is the oldest building in the town.

• because there is only one in that place or in those surroundings:
Therefore from the mouth of the enemies of The CHURCH, we proclaim the truthfulness of THE CHURCH known througout the whole world as THE ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC and APOSTOLIC CHURCH of CHRIST!

3 comments:

  1. Bandila ng Italya'/Mexico lost sheep/black sheep TARA NA! BALIK NA! HABANG MAY ORAS PA!

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  2. As far as i can remember, there is someone named Peter in the splendor website before. And He is the one managing that PATHETIC, FULL of HATRED and BITTERNESS blog. He is the number one defender also of README, maybe they are just one. but anyway, the man behind that page is nonsense, illogical and simply lacking of attention.

    However, it is expected from them to be nonsense, they are Incomplete.

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  3. Roma 1:22 Ang mga nangagmamarunong ay naging mga mangmang, MENE TEKEL PERES

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