The  oldest  documented  use  of  the  word  Catholic  to  describe  the  church  occurs  circa  110  A.D.  The  context  in  which  it  is  used  (by  Saint  Ignatius)  implies  that  it  was  a  well-‐known,  established  term.  By  110  A.D.  all  the  books  that  would  become  the  Bible,  had  not  yet  been  written.    Yet,  the  church  was  already  being  called  a  Catholic  church.    It  only  makes  sense.  The  Church  being  called  Catholic  is  a  natural  consequence  of  its  oneness  and  its  holiness.    If  the  church  is  one,  that  is  united,  its  members  would  be  unified  in  fulfilling  the  great  commission  (to  preach  the  gospel  to  everyone,  everywhere).    If  the  church  is  holy,  that  is  a  reflection  of  God;  it  would  desire  the  love  of  God  for  all  of  God's  people,  as  does  the  Catholic  Church.    So,  just  as  a  church,  that  is  not  unified,  cannot  be  God's  church,  just  as  a  church,  that  is  not  holy,  cannot  be  God's church  and  a  church  that  is  not  universal  is  not  fulfilling  the  great  commission  cannot  be  God's  church  -‐  that  is  a  sure  fire  sign  that  the  Spirit  is  not  at  work  in  her  and  she  cannot  be  the  true  church  of  God.‎

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