Everyone knows him: the man with the robe and the high miter, traveling the world and shaking the hands of political personalities. Head of the Catholic Church and supposedly the representative of God on earth: the Pope. Is his title justified or is it total nonsense?
In fact, neither the Old nor the New Testament mention the Pope or his position in any way. However, the scriptures say that no one is worthy of God and no one is like Him. Neither kings nor prophets could match God in any way or call themselves his deputy.
To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? (Isaiah 40:18)
O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? (Deuteronomy 3:24)
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. (Jeremiah 10:6)
There was never an evidence that a Pope was the deputy of God
In all these years none of the Popes were able to prove that God had chosen them, nor was there ever an evidence to believe that the Pope was the deputy of God. The church justifies the postion of the Pope by a quote which claims that Peter was the successor of Jesus.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:17-19)
Only a few chapters further you find this statement:
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:18)
This is only another example for the lies of the Catholic Church. This paragraph was falsified to secure the power and the position of the Pope. As you can read, the key does not only belong to Peter, but to every single follower of Jesus. Furthermore, this versee is not about rules or commandments, but eternal life. For everything good we do on earth will follow us into the Kingdom of God.
The Gospel of Mark doesn’t even mention anything about Peter being the rock:
And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. (Mark 8:29-30)
In fact, the verse the Catholic Church refers to doesn’t mention the Papacy. It is only related to Peter. As a result, many church authorities were excommunicated for having a different opinion concerning this issue. Today, the Church even admits that the verse in the Gospel of Matthew was probably falsified along the line. To learn more about this topic, check out this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter
The name Peter was also given by the Church for the purpose of claiming the rights of inheritance to the papacy. This is stated by previous writings and the own statements of Jesus. For the Scriptures say very clearly that Jesus is the Rock.
Jesus is the rock
Jesus himself is the foundation for the living water that’s meant to dwell within us. For Jesus is the rock and the well of the faith that grants eternal life:
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. (Psalm 31:2-3)
And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. (1. Corinthians 10:3-4)
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. (John 10:9-11)
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. (Numbers 20:11)
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14)
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (John 6:47)
Jesus often demanded to believe in the word that his Father had spoken through him. There was totally no reason to suddenly pass the authority to someone else and name him the rock. The father had sent HIM as the foundation we are supposed to build our faith on. In fact, the Catholic Church falsified everything Jesus came for, just to claim all power for itself. Jesus said by himself, that he is the only way into eternal life. He is in possession of the key to the Kingdom of God.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. Every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27)
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