"17 Then Jesus answered and said, "Blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jona, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to thee, but my Father in heaven. 18 And I say to thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever thou shalt bind upon earth shall be bound also in heaven, and whatever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." 20 Then he strictly charged his disciples to tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ." (Matthew 16:17-20) 1957 New Catholic Holy Bible Douay Illustrated.
As an inculcated/indoctrinated Roman Catholic Catholic high school student, these passages confirmed to me that Catholicism was the One True Church of Christ.
"And God indeed has placed some in the Church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers; after that miracles, then gifts of healing, services of help, power of administration, and the speaking of various tongues." (1 Corinthians 12:28)
This passage confirmed to me the Church & Pope were an extension of Christ and infallible.
"Otherwise believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he also shall do, and greater than these he shall do." (John 14:12)
This passage confirmed to me exactly what it say's, later realizing this should include me also, even tho I'm a she
Having faith in God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Church, Catechisms, Representatives, Bible and least important, Myself. I felt there should be an obvious physical cloak of love showering & protecting all created life through out the Cosmos.
Later I wondered why as an extension of Christ, In physical form & location upon that rock, Peter & Church are not here now to still help guide us.
Then I felt the heck with Peter, why couldn't Jesus stick around for a few thousand more years to make absolutely sure we all got his message right.
Now I say as the Son of Man, Jesus was a suicidal cowardly liar who abandoned his people. As the Son of God, an evil entity.
April 20, 2007 a forty-one page report "The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die without being Baptized" After 800 years of "Limbo" finally infants who were not "born-again of water" (John 3:5) are now in Heaven. I'd like to thank Pope Benedict XVI for relocating innocent infants and my little cousin, God knows they deserve it.
Let's hope the RCC makes future progressive changes to help humanity along.