excellent responseReally? The opinions of men who came long after the apostles do not equal the RCC.
Jesus never promised that error would not creep into the church; in fact, He predicted it would, leading even the elect astray! Your supposed first "pope" Peter also predicted it. What Jesus promised is the His church would never cease to exist, that even the gates of hell would not prevail against it. But this is the true church, not the one that teaches false doctrines which are merely precepts of men.
Enough baloney to stock TWO delis! The early, first century apostolic church did not in the least resemble the Roman CAtholic Church of today, nor was it in existence during Apostolic times.
Oh, more baloney! Inerrant means without errors! So how can something without errors be fallible???
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The Bible may not have some words that we use now to label a teaching found in it, but the TEACHINGS are still there, either explicit or implicit, like the following: The Triune Godhead; the Incarnation; Virgin Birth; Vicarious Atonement; and Hypostatic Union.
What ARE totally absent from the Bible, with not even a hint are: The 4 Marian Dogmas; praying to saints dead in the Lord as one would to God, for help, salvation, etc.; Indulgences; Purgatory; being subject to popes is necessary for salvation; celibate clergy....
Not a hint in the first century church. People managed to be saved unto eternal life without these doctrines/practices, which means they are totally unnecessary and not true at all.
YOUR rule of faith--not God's! HIS counts, not yours and HE has said "In vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrine the precepts of men" and "Do NOT go beyond what is written."
YOUR church has done both for centuries, to its shame.