Originally Posted by adam7gur
The entire underlying premise of dispensationalism is to reject the existence of the early Catholic Church to validate its own claims as “church”. This is an example from the webpage referenced:
“…That means that after the "True Church" (the Bride of Christ) is taken out of the world the "False" or "Papal Church" (the bride of Antichrist) will remain, and the professing body of Christians (having the "form of Godliness without the power") left behind, will largely enter the Papal Church, and it will become the Universal Church. But this will continue for only a short time for the "Ten Kings" of the "Federated Kingdom, " finding their power curtailed by the "Papal System" will "hate The Whore, " and strip her of her gorgeous apparel, confiscate her wealth (eat her flesh) and burn her churches and cathedrals with fire” (from the webpage of the Preserved Words, page titled Dispensational Truth XXIV Babylon the Great)
"WOMAN" is seen at this stage riding the "Beast." For while the "Scarlet Clothed Woman" … for she represents the "PAPAL CHURCH" that comes into power … No doubt the "Papal Church" will play a prominent part in those proceedings. She will be rewarded by restoration to political power, and this union of Church and State, in which the Church will have control, is shown by the WOMAN riding the Beast, thus dominating it. But when the "Ten Kings" shall receive their Kingdoms and be CROWNED, they "shall hate the WHORE, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." (Vs. 16.) (from the webpage of the Preserved Words, page titled Dispensational Truth XIX Babylon the Great)
See also, chart - 'The Church'
Consequently, what we see is a biased evaluation of those very same Scriptures the Catholic Church spent 2,000 years protecting. Distorted views such as these must, above all other truths, attack the authority of the Catholic faith, in spite of the fact that it was commissioned by Christ and promised to prevail against the gates of hell. These views must either claim the Catholic Church never existed or that it became apostate, in spite of Christ’s promise.
But, you’ve got to ask yourself, especially if you hold to sola scriptura, that if Scriptures show Christ selecting the princes of the new Church, commissioning the new Church, appointing a leader of a new Church, and protecting it for eternity with his promise, how then could it become apostate shortly after the Ascension? If not, then you’ve got to believe that truth is not absolute, that God meant for each of us to have a separate and subjective truth. An absolute truth won’t support multiple faiths in Christ. As there is only one cosmic Truth there can only be one correct faith, Catholic.