St. Peter Says That JESUS IS THE ROCK OF AGES!!
The entire stupendous Papal system is built on ONE verse of Scripture. Remove that ONE pillar and the whole system will collapse. That one verse is found in Matthew chapter 16:18. This is called pyramid buildingupside down. Any living thing with two heads is a monster!!
Rome takes ONE verse of Scripture and builds her "church" upon a foundation of sand. Jesus said to Satan:
In other words we look at ALL the verses in the Bible to get the whole TRUTH about any subject.
When Jesus first saw Peter this is what happened:
Halfway through the ministry of Jesus, in Matthew 16, Jesus asked his disciples what people were saying about Him: Peter answered that question correctly when he said:
"Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God."
Peter's CONFESSION OF FAITH IN CHRIST is the ROCK upon which the true church is built - not Peter the STONE.
The New Testament was written in Greek, the language of the 3rd universal Empire. The meaning is even clearer in that great language. It says that Jesus said to Peter:
In the very same chapter Jesus turns to Peter and calls him Satan because Peter had tried to turn Jesus away from going to the Cross to die for sinners:
At the last Supper, just before Jesus went to the Cross, the disciples were arguing among themselves as to who should be the greatest (Luke 22:24). If Jesus had made Peter the head, why didn't the other disciples know about it. Some secret. Peter had a BIG mouth....He never told the others about his supremacy? All Peter had to do to end the argument was to remind them that Jesus had made him the head and the leader.
Let us hear from St. Peter himself as he clears up the whole matter:
ALL who make a right confession of faith like St. Peter, become living stones in the CONGREGATION built upon
Not ONE early congregation father, in their writings, ever even hint that Jesus made Peter the head of the church.....Such silence is deafening. The first person to propose such an outrageous idea was a Bishop of Rome in the 4th century. Over 300 years after Christ.!!!
St. Peter, far from claiming supremacy for himself said that the Emperor was supreme.
Around 60 A.D., the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the congregation at Rome. He addressed 25 Christians there and never mentions St. Peter. If Peter was bishop there for 25 years why was St. Paul writing to them and instructing them in basic Christian doctrine? St. Peter was a very competent writer. He wrote 2 Epistles himself.
Paul even mentions a British lady named Claudia, but not a word about Peter. Truth is that Peter was never at Rome . . . he was the Apostle to the circumcision . . . to the Jews.
Paul also told the Christians there to submit to the lawful government unless they compel you to do something contrary to Scripture. Governments were instituted by God for the welfare of man and EVERY person is under the authority of the government in which they livejust like every driver must obey the traffic laws in his country or he will soon end up dead. . . .There are no exceptions. No one is ABOVE the government except Jesus Christ the King of kings:
"Let EVERY soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves DAMNATION. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil......" (St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 16:1-2).
The Pope at Rome refuses to submit to the lawful Italian government. Vatican City State is a State with a State. God says that you will receive damnation if you rebel against His ordinance of human government.
As for the keys that Jesus gave to St. Peter, he used them on the Day of Pentecost to open the kingdom of Godthe true churchto the Jews. He preached the first Christian sermon and urged the Jews to repent and believe in the Risen Christ:
A while later St. Peter used these same keys to open the kingdom of God to the Gentiles when he preached the first sermon to them in the house of an Italian soldier named Cornelius:
After that task was accomplished, Peter had no further need of the keys and he fades from history to be replaced by the Apostle Paul. Nobody knows for sure where he is buried . . . but God knows . . . and he will be raised on the Last Day.
St. Peter returned the keys to their rightful owner because around 90 A.D., Jesus said:
Moses said this 3500 years ago:
According to Roman doctrine, St. Peter would not qualify to be bishop of any church, let alone the congregation at Rome, because Simon Peter was a MARRIED man and had a wife and mother-in-law:
St. Paul said:
In the first great church council held in Jerusalem to determine if the Gentiles should keep the law of Moses, Peter spoke and gave his opinion but James had the final word:
When St. Paul met the Risen Christ on the Damascus road and had his great conversion experience; did he look up Peter and get his instructions from him? Of course not!! He didn't meet Peter until 3 years later and then only spent 15 days with him.
Why didn't Peter tell Paul to stay away from Rome as he was destined to be its first Bishop and Pope? The silence is deafening.
Paul did not see Peter again for another 14 years, about 50 A.D. Peter was still in Jerusalem. Obviously he felt no urgency to visit his flock at Rome . . . and be crowned Pope there!!
And finally, the great Book of Revelation, the final Word of God to the world was given to the apostle John not Simon Peter!!
Rome even uses that one verse to get rid of the Bible altogether. . . .Since supremacy was given to the Popes what need do we have of the Scriptures? She uses Scripture to get rid of Scripture!! Can any reasoning be more pernicious or dangerous to the eternal welfare of the human race?
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