However, one letter recently printed caught my attention, especially one sentence. The writer said, “Furthermore Jesus authorized not even one denomination therefore every denomination is, by definition, man-made.”
I challenge that statement by quoting from the New Testament. If we believe that Jesus is a divine person, the Son of God, then what He says has divine authority.
“And I say to thee, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:18-19
So Jesus established his church with Peter as its head. This church has existed for almost 2,000 years and will continue to exist with popes as successors of Peter and bishops as successors of the Apostles.
In fact if you study the history of the Christian church from the Acts of the Apostles to the present time you would be studying the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Yes, there are other Christian churches such as the Eastern Orthodox and the proliferation of churches at the time of the Protestant Reformation.
But still the point Christian church is the Catholic, as can be seen by the daily relentless attacks on it by the growing secular culture we live in today.
Its biblical, doctrinal and moral teachings are unchanged for the past two millennia.