Here are the questions that Tim Spangler, a lucker found on many Fr. John Hollowells youtube.com video comment threads has challenged me on.
Tim Spangler challenges me to to show him Catholicism in the following verses.
I will number these so Tim can follow along.
It was founded by GOD.
2. It will be highly visible: Isaiah 2:2, Matthew 5:14
It is highly visible.
3. It will have the authority: Matthew 18:15-18, John 20:21-22
It has the authority given to it by Jesus Christ.
4. It will have a Father Figure: Isaiah 22:20-25
5. It has a Father Figure, as GOD always had for His people.
6. It will be a Theocracy and not a Democracy: Eph 5:23-24
It is a Theocracy. It is governed from the top down.
7. The blueprint for it is described in the book of Acts.
It is blueprinted in the book of Acts.
8. It will have priests, deacons, Bishops: Acts 6:1-6,14:22,20:28
It always has had priests, deacons, and Bishops.
9. It will have Apostolic Succession: Psalm 109:8, Acts 1:20-26
It has Apostolic Succession.
10. It will offer sacrifice every day in every place: Malachi 1:11
It does offer sacrifice every day in every place.
11. It will be guided by the Holy Spirit: John 14:16-17, 16:12-13
12. It is guided by the Holy Spirit: Acts 15:28, Rev 2:7
13. Truths of GOD to be revealed to it over time: John 16:12-13
14. Truths of GOD have been revealed to it over time: Eph 3:10
15. It will be the Pillar and Foundation of Truth: 1Timothy 3:15
It is the Pillar and Foundation of Truth.
16. It will be the guardian of truth: 2Timothy 1:13-14
It has been the guardian of truth for almost 2000 years.
17. It will uphold Apostolic Tradition: 2Thessalonians 2:15
It upholds Apostolic Tradition.
18. It will have Church councils: Proverbs 11:14, Acts 15:1-29
It holds periodic Church councils: Acts 15:1-29
19. It will be attacked from the inside: John 6:70
It has been attacked from the inside.
20. It will be attacked from the outside: Matthew 5:10-12, 10:22
It has been attacked from the outside.
21. All who fight against it shall be confounded: Isaiah 41:11
37,000+ Protestant sects is proof that they are confounded.
22. It will be found in every century: Ephesians 3:21
23. It is found in every century from the day Christ founded it.
24. It will last forever: Isa 41:10-11, 54:17, 59:21, Matt 28:20
Tim should understand that the word Catholic isn’t contained in Scripture. The first use of the word Catholic occurs around the year 107 A.D.. The very word Christian isn’t used until at least 15 to 20 years after Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. The Church and it’s followers are referred to as “THE WAY.”
So if Tim Spangler pulls a Tim Spangler on me and claims the word CATHOLIC isn’t in the BIBLE, well, we know that this will become a absurdity.