No Hierarchy, No Unity of Belief

Recall, as stated in the previous post, the Protestant asserts that the Church is merely an invisible spiritual community of believers in Jesus and not a visible society here on earth equipped with a hierarchical structure, what the Catholic Church calls the Magisterium, i.e., an authoritative body of teaching officials established by Christ.  In other words, the objection claims that …

The Eclipse of an Authentic Catholic Meaning of “Church”

There are two aspects of the nature of the Church that are often rejected by our Protestant brothers and sisters – first, the visible hierarchical structure of the Church and secondly the divine authority of that hierarchy.  Such a false ecclesiology has caused great confusion surrounding the very nature and essence of the Church.  Within many Christian circles, even unfortunately …