The more I read the Bible the more I am firmly a Roman Catholic. It all begins with the interpretation of the word "is." "Is" is and that's that. God said it, I believe it and that settles it for me. The words are "This is my Body," and "This is my blood." And he doesn't gloss over those statements in the Gospel of John. What God in Christ has said, I cannot gloss over but have to accept. And what he says is very simply stated and can't be misinterpreted. It "is" what it "is." Those churches that do not accept this, while being totally Christian working for God in Christ and with the Holy Spirit must be called deficient to some extent since they do not have the fullness of faith as Christ intended to be extended through His apostles. While I have fellowship with Protestants, enjoy going to Protestant services, and fellowship with Protestants often, they do not adhere to some very basic tenets handed down from Jesus Himself. They are like lambs separated from lush green pastures by a tall brick wall. The separated lamb cannot see the lush green pasture and makes do with what he has. The shepherd, while hearing the lamb, cannot vault the wall. The poor lamb does not know the pastures he's missing.
I have always been amused at Protestants. They say, "God said it. I believe it. And that settles it." But on the Body and Blood of Our Savior they say, "Well, God didn't really say it. I can't possibly believe He would. And the whole question is unsettled."
It seems that many would like to redefine the word "is." What definition do you have?
So let me get this straight. The Church was lost when the Emporer Constantine came in, and we reject all that came after 315 as being against Christ. Well, that puts the Council of Nicea in jeopardy. That puts Easter in jeopardy. Why do we celebrate Easter this Sunday? Even the Bible as it is today was being formulated according to the Spirit in the early Church after 315. To say that the Church slept from 315 to 1500 is to reject a lot of beliefs that most of us accept as truth today. It also says that the Church of 1500 had the Holy Spirit and the Church of 500 did not! Did the Holy Spirit fall asleep in His Church as well? Did God forget His people for over 1000 years? Can a woman forget her only son, or leave it to raise itself? Would Jesus do the same for His Church?