READ the Scriptures I referenced. Teachers are held accountable. NONE is exempt from such because self alone declares that self alone is (the rubric of the RCC).
The Church is not self appointed. Jesus started a Church, not multiple denominations. Unity in the fullness of Truth is not possible in multiple contradictory denominations.
1. It's hard to have a discussion when the reply has nothing to do with the quote you are referencing.... I will try anyway.
2. I agree with everything you posted. It's just one reason to reject that Jesus founded the RCC, and why it is not signficant that the RCC has a unity with just one - itself. But again, I'm lost to see any connection with what you quoted from me.
18And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
21Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." 22And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
22Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders among the brothers. 23With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings. 24We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said.
Yup. Exactlu! Jesus never so much as even MENTIONED the RCC - for anything, about anything, concerning anything. He never promised it anything, He never authorized it for anything. You have at least made a good beginning at documenting that.
And yes, He DID tell us to beware of false teachers, false prophets, coming antichrists and those that lead many astray - and, yes, He never exempted the RCC from the norming that warning requires. Yes, Jesus DID praise the Ephesian Christians for doing what the RCC suggests not be done, for regarding teachers as accountable, for testing/norming their teachings and claims, for arbitrating the issue and for finding their teachers to be false (Rev. 2:2). IF there is but just ONE teacher that is wholly, totally, absolutely, completely exempt from norming - uniquely, particularly, singularly just one - the RCC, then where is that so stated?But again, thank you for so well confirming my point: The reason why the RCC rejects the Rule of Scripture in norming is simply because it itself alone rejects norming for it itself alone (by any norma normans, any rule). All OTHERS are fully and immediately accountable for all that is taught, but the RCC insists that in the singular, exclusively, sole, particular case of it itself alone, whatever it says is rather to just be embraced "with docility." THUS, it's rejection of the Rule of Scripture (aka Sola Scriptura) - and any other norm in any other norming process where self is concerned.
OBVIOUSLY, you accept this demand (as you must, insists the RCC) - and that's fine, that's your choice, I have no desire to discuss if such is good or sound for you or the Mormon or for cultists or for any other where the same exemption from norming is mandated by the denomination/teacher; I'll respect it in you to the EXACTLY THE SAME
as you respect it in others (fair enough? I'm SURE you think so). But it is what it is
, your attempts to "defend" or "explain" it don't change it into something else, and you continue to stress that it is just as you and I have stated. It's WHY it alone exempts self alone from accountability, but it doesn't change that that's what it's doing.