You have no assurance of that. That is purely a sentiment on your part. You are risking your eternal salvation on a hunch?
I trust the promises of Scripture. You trust in the empty promises of sinful men.
Faith in the Trinity is a hunch?
As opposed to praying to a guilded statue and guided by a man?
“I dont need a pope because I have the Holy Spirit.
You have no assurance of that. That is purely a sentiment on your part. You are risking your eternal salvation on a hunch?”
I don’t know him, but he may be referring to the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Speaking in tongues, though most Catholics don’t believe in that.)
What I rely on is what His word says. If God’s written word isn’t enough, then how can anyone be responsible for working out their own salvation? How many call themselves men of God, and THEY know what must be done? Who do I follow, with so many claiming this? Even the Pope is no different and has been shown to be wrong. A Pope created Purgatory, and I’ve heard that another pope said there was no Purgatory. So one is wrong.
The Catholic church did not form the day Jesus died. Christianity was illegal in most places, hence the martyrs. The Catholic church rose over time, by men who may or may not have been Godly.
The only constant is God’s word, written and protected so that we would have a guide other than man to lead us.