He also claims the Catholic cannot go all the back as well. Sebastian, thank you for your honesty. Many will not admit that their church does not go all the way back to the Apostles. The Catholic Church is the Church that Christ founded. Jesus appointed Peter as the first leader of the Church, followed by Linus all the way down to our present Pope. And yes the descriptive term catholic was applied by Ignatius of Antioch in the year 110. The name stuck and so that is why the Church founded by Jesus and the Apostles is called Catholic today. Protestants today have still kept many of these Catholic understandings such as the inspiration of the Bible, the Holy Trinity the two natures of Christ (Jesus Christ fully God and fully man) and many other teachings and this is why we call them separated brothers.
Jesus made a promise that the gates of the netherworld would not prevail against his Catholic Church and those speaking against the Catholic Church today will not prevail against it. If someone does not agree that the Catholic Church East and West is that Church founded by Jesus and the Apostles, then please explain how your Church is that Church alone founded by Jesus and the Apostles and the other more than 40,000 different contradictory non-Catholic sects groups denominati...ons non-denominations fellowships are not. And also please show your church alone has a history that goes back to the time of Christ and the Apostles. So far I have not found one Church that can show a history going back to Christ and the Apostles. I had only one person who said his Church was that church, but he failed in showing the history going back to Christ and the Apostles and he failed to show how his Church alone was that Church and the other non-Catholic churches were not. This is one of the MAJOR reasons why non-Catholics become Catholic.