Monday, September 25, 2006
Part II The Sabotage of Biblical Christianity by the Roman Catholic Church...
It is my intent and purpose to show visitors in this writing of their Christian roots, using the Holy Scriptures, which have its origins in Judaism, and not Roman catholicism. It is not my intent to criticize those multitudes of followers of Roman catholicism whom have unwittingly been deceived and bought into the big lie, but to present the truth from the Holy Scriptures.
In part one of this study, it was established from the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, that the great Jewish Apostle Paul was the apostle commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the Apostle to the Gentiles, and the Jewish Apostle Peter was commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to be the apostle to the Jews. It was further established, using the Scriptures, that it was Paul who wrote the letter to the Roman church, and not Peter, and when Paul wrote his letter to the Roman church, Peter was in Babylon, far away in the other direction.
The foundation of the entire Roman catholic church is built upon the idea and false claim that the Apostle Peter was a pope; to be more specific, the first pope in Rome, and that Peter was the Vicar of Christ or Christ's spokesman and had all of Christ's power and authority over all the earth, and that all succceeding popes at Rome automatically inherited this same authority. If Peter was a pope, then there would be no question to the false claim. But, no where in the entire New Testament writings did Peter ever claim to be a pope, or have such idenity. We can prove that Peter never went to Rome by using the Holy Scriptures penned by holy men of God indwelled with His Holy Spirit, and we can easily prove the false claims of the Roman catholic papacy and the sabotage of Biblical Christianity by the Roman catholic organization that calls itself a church.
Peter is mentioned several times in the New Testament. Peter is mentioned in all of the Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The Acts of the Apostles, I Corinthians and he wrote his two epistles, I and II Peter. In all of these mentions, there is never a hint that he is a pope, or was to be one, or to have authority over all the other apostles. Nor is there any reference in all of Scripture that he was to go or went to Rome. The false claim by the Roman catholic church that Peter went to Rome, that he was the first pope and was crucified there head downward has no historical evidence or Biblical evidence and is in fact a fraud. Certainly, if this claim by the Roman catholic church was so significant, there most assurdedly would be something written about it in the Holy Scriptures, but there is absolutely nothing to back up the false claim. The only reason for this that any honest person can come up with is that Peter never went to Rome and was never a pope!
Peter is called Simon Peter, Simon and Cephas in the New Testament writings. It is written about his being a fisherman and being called by Jesus to be a disciple. It is written about his walking on water and sinking, and about his going with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration and to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Scriptures tell us that it was revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Son of God, and that he cursed and swore and denied Jesus three times. It is written in the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 12 that Peter preached at Pentecost, and how God used him to work miracles, and how he preached in the house of Cornelius and how he was put in prison by Herold. Then the focus is turned to Paul, who goes to Rome, and it is Paul who teaches the New Testament churches, and it is Paul who is the Apostle to the Gentiles.
Peter is also mentioned as being at Bethsaida, Capernaum, Cana, Nain, at the country of the Gadarenes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethany, Samaria, Joppa, Lydda, Caesarea, Antioch, and Sychar. Again, you must ask yourself, as I have, if Peter was a pope at Rome for years, why did not God have it recorded down in his Holy Scriptures? Any sensible person must acknowledge that if Jesus had intended for Peter to be a pope, he would have said so. In all of the Scriptures with all of the mentions of Peter, there is not even a hint that Peter went to Rome to be a pope.
The one single most claim that the Catholic church has to establish its foundation is that Peter went to Rome, but there is no mention of this in all of Scripture. The absence of this matter in the Scriptures proves without a doubt that the Catholic church is built upon a foundation of fraud because Peter never went to Rome, and this fraud has been carried on through all the generations through the pope's successors who claim this blasphemous idea that the pope is the Vicar of Christ.
To Be Continued
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