Catholic = cata holic = Holic = whole + cata = broken/down/chaotic
Combining cata + whole must mean “the chaotic whole” – a clever way of saying universal. Combining what is hot and cold and big and small and good and bad and everything in between into one unity.
The word was invented by the Greeks with no specialized application until centuries later somebody used it to describe the early Christians. It caught on and became the first “buzz word” that everybody started using. The idea behind the expression is obvious: we Christians are amazingly diverse (“cata”) but one in Christ (“holic”).
It was such a popular expression that the Emperor who followed after Constantine, Theodosius, decided he would invent a “copyright” law to monopolize the term “Catholic” as the exclusive property of those who were under the authority of the Bishop of Rome. Theodosius attempted to hijack the popular buzz-word as a pathetic way to enforce everybody’s loyalty to the local church in Rome that was under his direct control. Of course, this actually ran exactly counter to what the term “catholic” was designed to convey. Most of Christianity ignored the emperor’s foolish edict and kept up a spiteful attempt to wrest the right to use the buzz-word without Rome’s permission. It is like a pack of stupid dogs fighting over a dry bone. The term “catholic” has ZERO importance in the Holy Bible – the term doesn’t show up one single time.
I don’t care what you call your church. What I want to know is, why do you think Jesus Christ died on the cross? Did he die for your sins? Did you receive him as your saviour? Did you get saved? If you trust in a religion called “Catholic” you will burn in hell forever. Religions can’t save you. Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose again – meanwhile nobody called a “Catholic” ever did squat to save your soul. You trust in the “Catholic church” for salvation and you might as well weld the doors of your cell in hell shut forever – you’ll burn forever. A religion can’t save you! Nothing “Catholic” can save a dead rat! You need Jesus Christ. Why did he die on the cross? Did he die for you? Did you thank him? Are you saved?
A miss is as good as a mile.
My “Catholic” friend, you had better figure these things out before it is too late.