Is the Roman Catholic Church the oldest and first religion of Christianity and was it the church Christ founded with St. Peter?

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I am Jewish but was curious.

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  • 3 years ago
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    Yes, the authentic letter of which has been analyzed by every religious and science group has concluded it is accurate.

    The Catholic Church was clearly noted in a letter from St. Ignatius in AD107 to the early Church in Smyrna.

    Furthermore, the above would mean it was present well before the latter date since the term was vocally conveyed before written.

    Click the following web link, read the first line of text then the last line in the Description box.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_to_the_Smyrna...

    The Apostle Peter preached in Rome until his death AD67.

    http://catholicbridge.com/catholic/did_peter_die_i...

    The Apostle Paul's death also occurred in Rome around AD60, click the following web link then scroll down to (Two years in Rome) & (Death).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Apostle

    Finally, the Apostles fully realized in order for Christianity to be accepted on a large scale it must begin in Rome - since all roads lead to Rome - the concept of all roads leading out of Rome would allow the word to travel quickly.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Catholics are the ONLY Christians.

  • 3 years ago

    No, Baptists are the first, as Christ was the first to be baptized.

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    The RCC actually broke away from the orthodoxy, making it less ancient.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No. The oldest is the Christian Church, founded at Pentecost. For centuries there were four seats of authority -- or sees -- in the Church: Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Rome, with the bishop of Rome "the first among equals" (the moderator). Constantine's relocation of the capital of the empire from Rome to Byzantium started a series of events which led to the Great Schism of 1054. The reasons were political, philosophical, societal, etc., and included accidental and deliberate mistranslations of communications between Rome -- Latin -- and Byzantium/Constantinople -- Greek.

    At time of the Great Schism there were five sees, Constantine having added one in Constantinople. New names were needed for the two halves of the Church. The bishop of Rome became the head of the newly named Catholic Church, and the four remaining bishops/patriarchs continued as authorities in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    No

  • Kjw47
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    If you are jewish then you know any religion serving a trinity that does not exist is not the religion Jesus began. The religion Jesus began, teach, serve and worship the God of Israel, YHWH(Jehovah) and accept Jesus as the one sent forth, the Messiah.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    no

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    No; however, the RCC was prophesied about in scripture.

    You know how in the RCC priests are forbidden to marry and they command to abstain from meat during Lent? Here's what the Bible says about the RCC.

    1Tim 4:1 But the Spirit says expressly that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, 4:2 through the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron; 4:3 forbidding marriage and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

    There was only one church when it began and still only one church: God's/Christ's church (1Cor 1:2; Rom 16:16).

  • 3 years ago

    Yes but it went thru many changes over the centuries.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It is a splinter church broken off of Orthodox churches in 1054.

    It is a bit new to call it first.;

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