Protestants say that they believe in Jesus Christ and in Scripture. But not that the Catholic Church is infallible. In fact, they don’t believe that any Church is infallible. Not even their own. What is it that they are missing?
As for me, I think it is a lack of faith in Jesus Christ. Let me explain. Do you believe these things? Yes or no?
1. Do you believe that Jesus Christ is God? Yes or no.
2. Do you believe that Jesus Christ established the Church? Yes or no.
3. Do you believe that Jesus Christ gave the Church, His Word? Yes or no.
4. Do you believe that Jesus Christ commanded the Church to proclaim His Word? Yes or no.
5. Do you believe that Jesus Christ promised to lead the Church unto the end of the world? Yes or no.
If you believe all those things, then, the logical conclusion is that you believe your Church is infallible, because Christ is infallible. But, if you answered, “yes” to all those questions, but you don’t believe that your Church is infallible, then you don’t really believe in Christ. Or you don’t believe that Christ is guiding your Church. Or you don’t believe Scripture. There’s something wrong with your faith.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Jesus said that He would be with the Church forever. Do you understand the word, “forever”? It’s the opposite of “sometimes”. That means that Jesus is leading the Church and guiding the Church and Teaching through the Church. That means that whatever the Catholic Church Teaches, is what Christ commanded the Church to Teach.
If you claim to believe in Jesus Christ, then believe in the Catholic Church. Because Jesus Christ instituted the Catholic Church and speaks through Her to this day.