Catholicism traces its roots and its Bible interpretations back to Christ and the Apostles (known as Apostolic teachings). The Seven Sacraments form the circle of Jesus’ teachings and practices while here on earth. Why abandon Catholicism? Why not return to original teachings?
- That’s sexist, pronoun shouldn’t matter
- By implication, “why” is to “everyone”
The ambiguity as to which version of Catholicism comes from the reference to the “seven sacraments”. Roman Catholics today say there are seven: ordination, confirmation, matrimony, extreme unction, penance, baptism, and the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper.
But only two meet the three required qualifications to be an “ordinance”: Lord’s supper and Baptism.
The three requirements are 1)commanded by Christ; 2)recorded in Acts as a practice; 3)theological exposition of it in the NT.
So, the version of ROMAN Catholicism that believes in the seven sacraments might be the recommended version, but that skips over all those versions of Catholicism that existed before the inaccurate list.