… Every Prostestant believes that he can understand the bible by himself?
The Prostestantprinciple of the right of private judgement states that every protestant believer has the right to interpret the Bible for himself since he has the Holy Spirit to guide him:
“4. The right of private judgement. Every Christian has the right to interpret the Bible for himself through the guidance of the Holy Spirit,” (20 Centuries of Christianity. P. 32)
BUT THE APOSTLES teach that the Bible is not a matter of one’s own interpretation. One receives the Holy Spirit when he listens to and believes in the gospel or God’s word preach, and not simplywhen he studies the Bible by himself:
“First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.”(II Pt. 1:20, Revised Standard Version)
“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” (Eph. 1:13, NKJV)
“And how shall they preach unless they are sent?… So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”(Rom. 10:15,17,lbid.)
…Protestants hold that the Church of Christ is made up of people who believe in Christ but are scattered in different denomination?
In Claiming that man can find salvation in any of the Protestant churches or denomination that allegedly make up Christ’s Church, Protestant lecturer Loraine Boettner, in a way, contends that the body or Church of Christ is divided into these seperate groups whose names, beliefs, and practices differ from one onother
“The great proportio of Protestant denominationdo not claim to be the only true church, but readily and gladly acknowledge that salvationis to be found in any church where the Gospel is faithfully preached…. Whether called Baptist, Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, or what not, they all belong to one body, the church of Christ,…”(Loraine Boettner. roman Catholicism.pp.37-38)
BUT ACCORDING TO the Bible, the true Church of Christ is not divided into independent churches of denomination with differing names and beliefs. Rather, it is a single body or organization having one spirit, and one baptism:
“So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.” (I Cor. 12:25, New International version)
“Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.” I Cor. 12:27, NKJV)
“Thereis one bodyand one Spirit, just as you were called in onehope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, anoe baptism.”(Eph. 4:45,lbid.)