The Lord said… the gates of hell will not prevail. Is this the teaching you are referring to?But because they've been taught that the RCC cannot fail, err, fall away from the "true faith" no matter what, then how can the faithful stand against whatever the RCC claims is true?
When you start off with a false premise, how can you come to a reliable conclusion?When your sole reference for spiritual truth is the declarations of men who claim to be infallible,impeccable, and indefectible, how can you say, "No, that is not right!" Especially when your "authorities" can turn on you and say, "No, you and your private interpretations are wrong. Go back to sleep, foolish one!"
That is not my sole reference for spiritual truth.
That is false as well.The RCC – along with many cults – has no external canon (rule) by which it can be judged by its members.
You insinuate there is no true faith, or that it has not been preserved.Finally, how many times in history has a group of the faithful, wishing "to preserve the true faith", been successful?
"Esse quam videri"