In other words, why did Jesus ascend into the heavens and leave his Church to finish the mission? Does this make God an egocentric narcissist who is ultimately incapable of love? God is not “self-centered” in human terms; God is God-centered in God terms, and “God is love” (1 John 4:8).
To answer these questions, it can help to ask another question: What does God love most? Because God’s existence does not depend on anything outside of himself there can be only one answer. God’s very being is an eternal exchange of love—Father loving Son, Son loving Father, in the binding love of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, some representatives of these groups have sometimes advocated the disambiguation article of Roman Catholic for the Catholic Church.
More generally, in the sense of indicating a self-understanding of continuity of faith and practice from Early Christianity as delineated in the Nicene Creed, These denominations consider themselves to be catholic, teaching that the term "designates the historic, orthodox mainstream of Christianity whose doctrine was defined by the ecumenical councils and creeds" and as such, most Reformers "appealed to this catholic tradition and believed they were in continuity with it.") is back-formed and usually refers to Roman Catholicism.
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Lorraine, moreover, included within its boundaries the original home of the Austrasian dynasty, with Aachen, Charlemagne's capital, and the most important centres of ancient culture: two archbishoprics (Cologne and Trier ), many bishoprics (Metz, Toul, Verdun, etc.), abbeys and royal castles.
Around the same time, my mom saw an image of a pair of hands holding a pearl, which my mom realized was “the pearl of great price.” She felt the Lord was saying that my brother’s soul was the pearl for which my parents should pray at the time.
Unbeknownst to my parents, my brother was receiving Scriptural references to water and shared this with my dad shortly before my parents left for Ireland.
The use of the terms "catholicism" and "catholicity" is closely related to the use of Catholic Church.
The earliest evidence of the use of that term is the Letter to the Smyrnaeans that Ignatius of Antioch wrote in about 108 to Christians in Smyrna.
By the Treaty of Verdun in 843, the empire of Charlemagne was divided in three parts: Ludwig the German received Eastern Franconia; Charles the Bald, Western Franconia; and Lothair I, the strip of land lying between the two and reaching from the North Sea to the Rhone, with Italy in addition.