No merit. That's my opinion as you have yours. You have been deceived by the so-called reformers.Sure it does. catholics are just blind to it. they're deceived by the RCC teachings.
You do not know what is in the heart of any individual Catholic. - you are not God.yes, in words only. you have the words memorized. BUT your hearts know nothing of it.
so much so that catholics still have Him dead on the cross...
Where did He command that you worship the cross? post the verse.
No, He died and ROSE from the dead. He said to worship by recreating the Last Supper which represents the Cross, which is the "New Covenant" - His body that would given up and His blood that would be shed. (Luke 22:19-20) That's worship, not the endless tirade from some Pastor somewhere giving the congregation his take on things.
Evidently you've never been to a believer's worship service. you can see some of them online, on tv etc. or check out one in your local area.
Oh yeah, I've been. Where's Jesus? Where's the altar? Just saw a bunch of people ranting and raving, but if that is your way of worship go for it.
your Mass isn't holy at all. nor is it 'alive' with scripture at any point. There is no presence of the Holy Spirit in it.
Once again, just your opinion.
believers don't worship a book, but we do thirst for more knowledge of Him, which is found in His word. that you don't spend time in scripture (His story for us) shows in your lack of knowledge of it and in your belief in what the RCC teaches. He gave it to us, He had it all written out for us (inspired by the Holy Spirit), so how can you say you worship Him while ignoring His words ?
Go out and live a Christlike life instead of just reading about Him.