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March 2013

Was Peter the First Pope?

This is an easy one. The answer is NO. The Bible doesn’t say Peter was the first Pope, only biased Roman Catholic leaders who have never wanted people to read the Bible for themselves.

Peter was a simple, godly, married man who followed Jesus. He was never called “Father”, or “Your Holiness”, and he certainly never saw himself as a priest who could forgive sins.

The whole idea of the Papacy emerged when, hundreds of years after Christ, the Roman Catholic Church leader took the place of the Roman Emperor. This powerful priest prelate even called himself PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, the title of the Emperor of Rome.

As the Papacy grew more powerful, the Roman Church became a persecuting organization that banned the reading of the Bible. (Google Inquisition or check a good Encyclopedia)

Hundreds of millions accept the idea that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, and is the true leader of the Christian Church. Such a view is totally opposed to the plain teachings of the Holy Scriptures.

Around the world today, millions of earnest Roman Catholics are turning from the man made traditions of the Roman Church to the truths of the Bible. This wide spread movement to follow Christ and His Word alone is a major challenge to the authority of Rome, and will be high on the new Pope’s agenda.
 

John Carter

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If Peter was not the first

If Peter was not the first pope, who was really the first?

LORD JESUS CHRIST THEN JOHN D

LORD JESUS CHRIST THEN JOHN D BAPTIST

Thank you Pastor Carter You

Thank you Pastor Carter You are right and you speak truth.Praise God for your ministry.This truth need to be read and heard by millions.May God bless you as you speak boldly on this truth.
Thomas

Thats really!, I hope you wll

Thats really!, I hope you wll continue Sharing this TRUTH with us!

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How can Peter be the 1st

How can Peter be the 1st Bishop of Rome when in fact Peter did not even set foot in Rome.
I just forgot the verse in the Bible where Jesus himself instructed all the apostles to spread the gospel within the confine of Israel or to the Jews. The task to spread the gospel outside of Israel or to the Gentiles was put on the shoulder of Paul.
Peter would not allow anyone to call him 'Father' or Papa/Pope because 'Father' is only attributed to God the Father.
Peter would not allow to be called 'Vicarius Filii Dei' or substitute of the Son of God because Peter knows that the priesthood of Christ is eternal and can never be substituted.

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