The Celtic Church to the Roman Catholic Church 662, when a missionary Catholic priest named ‘Wilfrid’ visited them to persuade them to follow the Catholicism of Corrupted Rome:
“We know no other master than Christ. We know nothing of the Bishop of Rome and his new character as Pope. We like not his strange customs and we’ll not observe them.
We are the British church. The Archbishop of which is accountable to God, and to God alone; having no superior on earth.
Be it known and declared, that we all, individually and collectively, are in all humility prepared to defer to the church of God and to the bishop of Rome, and to every sincere and godly Christian; so far as to love every one to his degree in perfect charity, and to assist them all by word and deed in becoming the children of God. But as for any other obedience, we know of none that he whom you term ‘the Pope’ or Bishop or Bishops, can demand. The difference we have mentioned, we are ready to pay to him as to every Christian. But in all other respects, our obedience is due to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Caerleon; who is alone, under God, our ruler to keep us right in the way of salvation.”
Cliff: as devout and sincere as the Celtic church practised Christianity, being the most devout and abstaining Christians in Europe, even they misquoted at times. In this last paragraph, they declare that the bishop of Caerleon keeps them right in the way of salvation. But this cannot be correct, for it is their faith and Christ alone: a bishop is a mere administrator of a church organisation, and many are impostors. It’s not the churches, but Jesus and Jesus alone! Caerleon is in Wales.Note: the term “Insular Christianity” is an ill-designed misnomer as a supposed substitute for the proper name “Celtic Church”. The above verse, recorded in history, proofs that the Celtic Church was, indeed, opposed to the Roman Catholic (Pseudo-Catholic) church.
On Wikipedia we read:
The term “Celtic Church” is deprecated by many historians as it implies a unified and identifiable entity entirely separate from that of mainstream Western Christendom. For this reason, many prefer the term “Insular Christianity”. As Patrick Wormald explained, “One of the common misconceptions is that there was a Roman Church to which the Celtic Church was nationally opposed.”
Ref: Wiki Pedia.Know you that anyone can add anything to Wikipedia. But Wikipedia makes it anything but easy to rectify obvious errors.
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND HER SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE