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The only reason you know anything of "what Jesus Himself said" is because of the Roman Catholic Church.
Originally posted by wildtimes
...Church history, the real, full history is a very tricky subject requiring hours and hours and hours, indeed years worth of hours to master; careful thought, critical thinking, research, cross-referencing, study of translations, sociological and cultural matters, anthropology, and pre-Christian philosophies. When new things are discovered, the whole picture changes even more.
You admit you are young, and were only very, very recently even exposed to religion at all!
There are people who've made careers, whole lifetimes of studying these things, from the earliest records of our modern humanity.
'ancient writers of Protestantism'?
How about all the people who didn't believe the Roman Catholic Church from the get-go? By definition, they were Protestants. When they saw the RCC becoming a means for getting rich, controlling people, and implementing all of the pagan holidays and rituals, they protested. It's been going on forever.
Catholicism in its fullest glittering idolatry and occultism and arrogance, claiming to be the Truth, and condemning, excluding or even excommunicating members is the opposite of what the earliest Christians believed.
I don't mean to 'tell you off', I only mean to remind you that you are a learner at beginner level.
I think you didn't post any of your words above because they're in
error and show your immaturity, you speaking about study, being wise about something you know nothing about wildtimes. Proof is in your comments.
Jesus is quite literally the Word of God.
You are reading them, a good sign.