You are wrong on many points. The bible itself proves this as well as secular history. the Catholic church did not exist during the first century. 1. When the bible was fianlly cannonized was not when it was written or inspired. That is when man put his rubber stamp on it. The scriptures DID Exist LONG before the Catholic church, make no mistake about that. 2. You are right that Christ did ordain all Christians as THE CHurch, but never is it mentioned that this is "Catholic" The term does not appear in the original manuscripts, indeed the only terms used are "church", "body" and Christians. I invite you to find where in scripture the catholic church is "ordained" as the one true church by Christ. 3. Again read your bible, Christians were converted JEWS. They were first called Christians at Antioch, before that they were still considered Jews. Peter wrestled with this when he was sent to preach to Corneilus the centurian ( ACTS 10:20-22 ) who was a gentile. Gentile being the common term used by Jews to describe others outside of Judaism. I'll paraphrase the story for you. Peter was aprehensive about preaching the gospel to those who were not Jewish. Peter and the early church, except for Paul, still believed that Christ came to save only Jews. Then the Lord caused Peter to have a dream in which he was to eat all manner of unclean meats, symbolizing Peter was no longer bound to the old Mosiac law. He was then ordered to go to Cornelius who was NOT Jewish but observed and studied scripture, and reveal to him the truth. He did and the man and his whole family were "added" to the Lord's church. The point is that Peter was Jewish and this man was not. these two people were clearly CHRISTIANS after this, not Catholics. Peter makes no mention of him being called "Pope". This was a term assigned to him long after his death by the Catholic church, basically to convince Catholics of the infallicy of the Pope. The Pope is a man, he is nothing more. A very devout man but still a man, who sins just like the rest of us. 4. What you say about no salvation outside the church is correct, the problem is your definition of the "church" is way off, I know I was Catholic for 25 years, went to Redemtrist in Crowley. Read and decide for yourself don't just blindly follow what they tell you. The definition of THE CHURCH as it is written in the Bible: Paul's letter to: Ephesians 1:22-24 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. 24Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Christ is the head of the church and the church is his body. The church is not an organization or a building, all those that THINK this are sadly mistaken. The Church is THE congregation of it's Saints.... it's members. You ARE the church. think about it.