why is that Mormons and Catholics hold up their “church” as true when the Bible says?

why is that Mormons and Catholics hold up their “church” as true when the Bible says?
that the “body of Christ ” is the church not a building or denomination ? Please don’t report this , this is an honest question.
because in the past if i disagree with either faiths they get very pious about not obeying the “church” meaning their specific doctrine that is why.

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Answer by KevinL
It is a place of worship

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11 Responses to “why is that Mormons and Catholics hold up their “church” as true when the Bible says?”

  • Christopher says:

    All religions do this not just Mormons and Catholics….

  • imrod says:

    Every one has a tendency to believe their own belief system is right. Atheists believe that; Agnostics believe that; Mormons believe that; Pagans believe that; Baptists believe that; Wiccans beleive that.

  • Maurog II says:

    I thought the body of Christ is these little wafers…

  • Mary Contrary says:

    Why targeting specifically Mormons and Catholics, and not aaallllll the other denominations out there? This is an honest question.

  • jesusfreakstreet says:

    The body of Christ is the Word made Flesh. And that same literal incarnation of the Word of God was crucified upon the Cross. The Blood and Water which poured out from Jesus Christ’s side is for Baptism and the Eucharist, not merely symbolic but literally. And so in giving his body and blood, Jesus Christ also gives to us his Mother, as Jesus Christ says to Saint John the Apostle, Son this is your Mother, and to his Mother, Mother this is your Son.

    Thus the “Body of Christ” is given us at Holy Catholic Mass, in the Eucharist. And by eating of Jesus Christ we are united as one with the Lord Jesus Christ. This makes us the Bride of Christ, and the Mass, is the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.

    -Love your neighbor as yourself.

  • denise t says:

    The Catholic Church is the true Body of Christ after all He established it.

  • phrog says:

    the “true” Church of Jesus Christ is one who has His authority.. the authority which HE gave to the Church HE established.. the Church HE built “on the foundation of apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone.” (Eph 2:20) His Church is often referred to in scripture as the Body of Christ.

    the Church of Jesus Christ is very clearly represented in the bible and early christian history, as a formal organization, composed of a living body of believers. they had specific roles and responsibilities within the Church organization, all of which were equally important, as Paul reiterates in Rom. 12:5 “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” and Paul reinforces this concept other places, and documents the various offices and duties within the formal Church organization that Christ founded:
    “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (Eph 4:11-14)

    we cannot be “carried about with every wind of doctrine”, to the point where we are so ignorant of biblical truth, that it becomes acceptable that doctrinal contradiction is “normal”. The problem is, God did not create 2000 denominations. He created ONE. “One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph 4:5) ONE faith. different denominations differ in CORE doctrine, such as soteriology. the Baptist is Calvinistic.. the Methodist Arminian. they both believe in Jesus Christ, but yet are not unified in the “One Faith” that Paul taught was a prerequisite for the “Body of Christ”. only Jesus is the head of His Church….His formally organized Church that is built on the foundation of apostles and prophets, whose coming martin luther, john wesley, roger williams, and many others have been waiting for throughout the centuries.

    the LDS church is the body of Christ. He is their head. He guides the “body”, which is composed of many integral parts, as Paul taught.
    without Christ, without His authority, without His guidance, without the body that HE and HE ALONE established, none of any of the myriad of “fake” bodies will ever bear the “fruits” of true Christianity. as Paul asked, “Is God Divided?” He is not.

  • Freedom says:

    The Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox, the Mormons and many other pseudo churches claim to be the “one true church.”
    The “first church” is the church that is recorded in the New Testament, especially in the Book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul. The New Testament church is the “original church” and the “one true church.” We can know this because it is described, in great detail, in Scripture. The church, as recorded in the New Testament, is God’s pattern and foundation for His church. Nowhere in the New Testament will you find the “one true church” doing any of the following: praying to Mary, praying to the saints, venerating Mary, submitting to a pope, having a select priesthood, baptizing an infant, observing the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as sacraments, or passing on apostolic authority to successors of the apostles.

    The church consists of all those who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink” (1 Corinthians 12:13). This verse says that anyone who believes is part of the body of Christ and has received the Spirit of Christ as evidence. The universal church of God is “not a denomination” but all those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

    EDIT: Back to your question…”Why” do they make these claims?
    The reason is “pride”. They are trying to claim “superiority” over other denominations. This comes down to pride…placing yourself and your church and your beliefs above others.
    The mother of all sin has always been pride. They are in fact dividing the body of Christ by claiming that that those who are not part of “the one true church” are actually part of a “false” church.

  • Ginger says:

    Ephesians 4:4-5 states

    4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
    5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    The term church in Greek means a congregation or a religious assembly. So you do have a point. But it was also Christ who said he would establish his Church with Peter as well (Mathew 16:18)

    Christ meant to have a congregation of believers at some point.

    As for a congregation of believers being true. I find it hard to not wanting to belong to a group, a congregation that is not true.If a church isn’t true, their is no motive or desire to stay with it. But that relies on faith and faith alone to believe that the congregation that you believe in is true. Whether that group be LDS/Mormon or Catholic is up to the practitioners of these faiths.

  • Kerry says:

    Here is an honest answer. This doctrine comes from the Bible.

    Jesus Christ established his Church when he lived upon the earth. See the Bible.

    Namely,
    Ephesians 2:20 “Christ’s church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets.

    Ephesians 4:11 In Christ’s church were “apostles, and some, prophets”

    Philippians 1:1 In Christ’s church were “with the bishops and deacons.”

    Acts 14: 23 In Christ’s church there were branches that had “ordained elders” in every church.

    I could go on and on. The point? If Christ established his church when he was upon the earth with all of these features, where are they today? Would not Christ establish his church in the manner and organization that he wanted? Would not Christ’s true church then, have these same features?

    There is only one church today that DOES have these same features. it is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • arthvader says:

    You are right about the body of Christ, but what is your point? Jesus organized a very specific church, with apostles, prophets, bishops, teachers, elders, seventy, etc. Paul further taught that these offices are all necessary at least until we come to a unity of the faith. We have not got there yet. Jesus’ church, therefore, has to have these priesthood offices in it, or it is not his church.

    Plus, it is inconvenient for large groups of believers to get together for worship or communion without some kind of a facility (restrooms are a blessing when you have little children.) Why shouldn’t we have chapels and cathedrals and basilicas and temples?

    We do not have to satisfy your philosophy to be true. We only have to satisfy God.

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