So you admit you are ignorant of history and of the early Church.
You rely entirely on your personal, infallible interpretation of Holy Scripture.
That explains a lot.
Winsome, I know history, enough of it, but I do know BIBLICAL HISTORY~which is all I need to know to know the truth of Revelation 17~the religious sector of Mystery Babylon, and
Revelation 18 that deals with
the commerce and entertainments sectors of MYSTERY
Babylon, and a mystery still hidden somewhat from you.
Let me add this: The understanding that I see clearly taught in the holy scriptures is that the religious sector of Babylon is by no means limited
to your family of worshippers (which many folks believe that it is, but I do not, for many reasons) or the EOC, Jehovah Witnesses, Pentecostals, Baptist, Church of God with all of its branches, Mormonism, YES, even the SDA that wants to desperately point the finger to your family~ the RCC, yet there's fingers pointing to them as well. Oh, I left off a hundred more that could have been mention. Most of God's children have been part of these cults at some part of their life, but most, NOT ALL have come out of them~sad to say, some may never do so, which by failure to do so will limit their practical salvation in many areas.
I do not believe for one second that within some of these cults that there are true children of God~JW, Mormons, and a few others extreme cults, others without question there are some of God's children.
So, give me TRUE KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD OF GOD, over bias men who write history IN FAVOR of their desire beliefs~God's word does not do that~the scriptures records faithfully the sins of GREAT MEN~ God's chosen nation (the very elect) and we can 100% trust what is written by holy men who were moved by the Holy Ghost, not history written in almost all cases by sinful men desiring to serve their own purpose or the purpose of men in power so that it can make room FOR THEM~like MAYBE
Josephus did, but I cannot prove that but it seems as though HE DID ~besides, I really do not care, it serves no biblical profit in wasting precious time reading about uninspired men~truths in the scriptures will never be fully understood by NO MAN, so why waste our time in seeking truth OUTSIDE OF THEM.