Protestant Leaders Declare Reunification of Churches Under the Holy See

VATICAN CITY – Following more than five hundred years of separation, American and European Protestant leaders met with Pope Francis last week to finalize the reunification of the two churches under the Holy See. The historic agreement is the result of a year’s worth of unpublicized talks between Protestant leaders and the Vatican.

Prominent American pastors Joel Osteen and Rick Warren, respectively, as well as Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, were among the Protestant delegation that met with Pope Francis last week. Pastor Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, spoke with members of the international press in St. Peter’s Square, saying, “Protestants, as a people, have a long history of heresy. The time for reconciliation is now in order to ensure a full and dogmatic transition into the folds of the Church.”

Moments before meeting with reporters, the entire Protestant delegation, for the first time ever, entered the confessional to take part, individually, in the Sacrament of Penance. “It’s important that we participate in these sacred rituals before asking our congregation to do the same,” Pastor Osteen said, adding that his time in confession was “an immensely moving experience.”

As Protestants around the world make the transition to Catholicism, many are wondering what, exactly, that means for them. “First and foremost we acknowledge the Pope’s infallibility with regard to universal moral declarations, the authority of Church magistrate, faith, and ex cathedra,” said Father Cliff Brogan, a former Protestant pastor who was the first of the delegation to be ordained as a priest at the Vatican. “Secondly, we participate in the sacrament of the Eucharist by accepting the actual body and blood of Christ, an event known as Transubstantiation, at the conclusion of the holy mass.”

As part of their induction into the Catholic faith, all Protestants above the age of fifteen are required to undergo a Catholic Confirmation, one of three sacraments of initiation, out of seven total, which Catholics can receive. “Most, if not all, of us have been baptized,” said Father Brogran. “However, without formal Confirmation, our Protestant baptisms will be null, thus preventing us from entering the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Additionally, during the transition period, American Protestant families whose children attend Sunday School are to receive vouchers allowing them to participate in CCD programs at area Catholic churches.

In a show of support for the reunification under the Holy See, the United Kingdom announced Wednesday that it is taking steps to reunify Northern Ireland with The Republic of Ireland. The government of the UK has acknowledged the stark differences between the two countries, but according to one official, “We are, for the first time, one people, united under the Bishop of Rome, acting together as the bride and servant of Christ.”

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  1. why not focus on spreading the gospel of Jesus and changing lives…waste of time in the excavation of the traditions of men.

    1. Tony, before one can really evangelize, one has to fully commit oneself to Truth so that he or she can proclaim It more boldly. No one can teach what she or he does not know. One must have the fullness of Truth first before he or she can confidently shout It on the rooftops.

      1. Dear Joy in the lord, putting one’s self under a heretical mother/beast system that does not love the truth by worshipping fallen angels/demons is not the to learn Truth. The only way to find the Truth is to learn from the Holy Spirit by making Jesus your Lord and letting Him teach you. God Bless

    2. Tony, do you spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week focusing on spreading the gospel? We are allowed to do other things, and this is another thing. To speak the truth only harms those that want to hold on to the lie. Learning history and keeping up on current events is a GOOD thing, it’s to keep us from being lost in the world. This ecumenical movement is a bad thing and if you do not warn people they will get lost into it, then you lose a brother, is that what you want?

      1. Our sole purpose on earth is to spread the gospel of JESUS we are not put here to make money,have big houses and expensive cars.JESUS died on the cross to save us from hell! JESUS said”.MATTHEW 10:37 “HE THAT LOVETH FATHER OR MOTHER MORE THAN ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME,AND HE THAT LOVETH SON OR DAUGHTER MORE THAN ME IS NOT WORTHY OF ME” .if you don’t understand that may GOD have mercy on you!

    3. I haven’t found this article anywhere on the internet. Osteen and Warren’s reunification under the Holy See. Where are you getting your information? There are no quotes like the ones above anywhere on Youtube or other credible new sites.

      It would be headline news.

  2. Now every one that has a mind well informed of the Reformation can see that we are going back to the dark ages, and what happened to the reformers is bound to befall all those who will stand for truth.The great events which have marked the progress of
    reform in past ages are
    matters of history, well
    known and universally acknowledged by the Protesta
    nt world; they are facts which none can
    gainsay. why then, why, why, do these so-called religious leaders go back to Babylon??????

    1. James, I like to believe that much of what you know about this ‘Babylon’ is hearsay and is simply not true. These Protestant leaders, by the grace of God, have finally seen the Truth, as the Church has been praying for every year at Easter Vigil. It will do you a lot of good by reading the Catechism: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
      Because of the Internet, the truth is now in the open. You can easily google any question you might have.

      1. Joy, you are the one that doesn’t understand. The catholic church teaches that a priest can forgive sins, that purgatory is real, that you can pray to Mary, and many more things of satan, none of this is in the Bible, and the Bible is the word of God. The protestants left your church because it had become evil, apostate, filled with pagan worship.

        1. Watch these….THEN feel free to rebuke.

          Dr Ray
          http://gloria.tv/?media=404384
          http://gloria.tv/?media=403923
          http://gloria.tv/?media=404823
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45BHDRA7pU

          Called to obedience to Our Lord’s Will. He came to call “Sinners” You seem to believe that He said we are free to found a NEW Church should a sinner be found in the Old One…..No. that would be presumption! Ego.! Offer penance up for the sins of the Church, THAT is what we are called to do, then when the Good Lord Jesus returns, woe to His Chief Steward (Isaiah 22:22) should He find Him not fulfilling his wishes. Please watch the videos. All will become clear…
          Also

          Dr Castanon PHD-Faith&Science
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laYq30h9R4c
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJ8BORx1p8.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ojyZX5_iyU
          http://www.communityofhopeinc.org/Prayer%20Pages/Saints/marie%20julie.html

      2. You claim that your faith is Bible-based. You must be using not the real Bible because you did not read the very plain instruction Jesus gave to the disciples about forgiving sins, or you DO NOT believe may things that Jesus said (as quoted in the Bible) and therefore consider Jesus as a swett talker or a liar!!! . John 20: 19 -23: 19 – –
        On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20
        When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.* The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
        21
        Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
        22
        And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit.
        23
        Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

    2. When the Revelation beast from the sea (Rome) and beast from from the earth with lamb LiKE horns (U.S.} join hands the great persecution of God’s people will happen and this will usher in Christ’s second coming. He will put an utter end to sin.

  3. The spirit of concession to paganism opened the way for a still further disregard of Heaven’s
    authority. Satan, working through unconsecrated leader
    s of the church, tamper
    ed with the fourth
    commandment also, and essayed to set aside the
    ancient Sabbath, the day which God had blessed
    and sanctified (Genesis 2:2, 3), an
    d in its stead to exalt the festival observed by the heathen as “the
    venerable day of the sun.” This change was not at
    first attempted openly. In
    the first centuries the
    true Sabbath had been kept by all Christians. They
    were jealous for the honor of God, and, believing
    that His law is immutable, they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But with great
    subtlety Satan worked through his agents to bring
    about his object. That the
    attention of the people
    might be called to the Sunday, it was made a festival in honor of the resurrection of Christ.
    Religious services were held upon it; yet it was regarded as a day of recreation, the Sabbath being
    still sacredly observed. ..The archdeceiver had not completed his work. He wa
    s resolved to gather th
    e Christian world under
    his banner and to exercise his pow
    er through his vicegerent, the proud
    pontiff who claimed to be the
    representative of Christ. Thr
    ough half-converted pagans, ambitious
    prelates, and world-loving
    churchmen he accomplished his purpose. Vast councils
    were held from time to time, in which the
    dignitaries of the church were convened from all
    the world. In nearly every council the Sabbath
    which God had instituted was pressed down a litt
    le lower, while the S
    unday was correspondingly
    exalted. Thus the pagan festival came finally to
    be honored as a divine institution, while the Bible
    Sabbath was pronounced a relic of Judaism, and its
    observers were declared to be accursed.
    The great apostate had succeeded in exalting hims
    elf “above all that is called God, or that is
    worshiped.” 2 Thessalonians 2:4. He had dared to
    change the only precept of
    the divine law that
    unmistakably points all mankind to
    the true and living God. In th
    e fourth commandment, God is
    Page 54
    revealed as the Creator of the heavens and the ear
    th, and is thereby distinguished from all false
    gods. It was as a memorial of the work of creation
    that the seventh day was
    sanctified as
    a rest day
    for man. It was designed to keep th
    e living God ever before the minds
    of men as the source of being
    and the object of reverence and worship. Satan strive
    s to turn men from thei
    r allegiance to God, and
    from rendering obedience to His law; therefore he directs his efforts especially against that
    commandment which points to God as the Creator.
    Protestants now urge that the resurrection of Ch
    rist on Sunday made it the Christian Sabbath. But
    Scripture evidence is lacking. No such honor was gi
    ven to the day by Christ or His apostles. The
    observance of Sunday as a Christian institution had its
    origin in that “mystery of lawlessness” (2
    Thessalonians 2:7, R.V.) which, even in Paul’s
    day, had begun its work. Where and when did the
    Lord adopt this child of the papacy? What valid
    reason can be given
    for a change which the
    Scriptures do not sanction?

    1. AMEN. CORRECT. THE PAPAL INSTITUTION IS THE ANTICHRIST IN THE BOOKS OF DANIEL AND REVELATION. IT’S TIME TO UNMASK THIS WICKED MACHINERY OF THE DEVIL.

  4. God has never given a hint in His word that He has appointed any man to be the head of
    the church. The doctrine of papal supremacy is directly opposed to
    the teachings of the Scriptures.
    The pope can have no power over Christ’s church except by usurpation.
    Romanists have persisted in bringing against Protestants the charge
    of heresy and willful separation
    from the true church. But these accusations apply
    rather to themselves. They are the ones who laid
    down the banner of Christ and departed from “the
    faith which was once delivered unto the saints.”
    Jude 3.
    Satan well knew that the Holy Scriptures would en
    able men to discern his
    deceptions and withstand
    his power. It was by the word that even the Saviour
    of the world had resisted
    his attacks. At every
    assault, Christ presented the shield of eternal truth, saying, “It is
    written.” To every suggestion of
    the adversary, He opposed the wisdom and power of
    the word. In order for Satan to maintain his
    sway over men, and establish the authority of the pa
    pal usurper, he must keep them in ignorance of
    the Scriptures. The Bible would exalt God and place finite men in their true
    position; therefore its
    sacred truths must be concealed and suppressed.
    This logic was adopted by the Roman Church. For
    hundreds of years the circulation of
    the Bible was prohibited. The people were forbidden to read it
    or to have it in their houses, and unprincipled priest
    s and prelates interpreted its teachings to sustain
    their pretensions. Thus the pope came to be almost universally acknowledged as the vicegerent of
    God on earth, endowed with authority over church and state

      1. You need a lesson in communication, you need to learn how to talk, because if I tell you that on this desk I’ll write a book, that does not mean you are the desk. If Jesus was saying what you claim, then he would have said “Peter, upon YOU I will build my church”, but that’s not what he said.

      2. Read the two verses prior, He is not referring to Simon Peter, (flesh and blood) he is referring to the revelation by way of the Father, that is the rock that the church is founded:
        16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

        17 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.

        Your answer clearly demonstrates that the Catholic church is rooted in flesh and blood, ie a man.

        1. People who are saved and read the Bible for themselves have to see where the pope and so many “churches” are heretical. But they follow men and traditions. That MAN who is the head of the Catholic Church, too, will answer before God, for where he strays against GOD’S Word, and, worse, teaches others to do so. I see the pope as the False Prophet in Bible prophesy.

  5. In what way pope francis instructed by God to change His commandments? Anyone on earth has a direct access with God?

  6. My brothers and sisters the bible says do not put your trust in a man but in God. Jesus is coming soon so repent. Thank u.

  7. Pope wants a 1 world order. If don’t repent,God is going to laugh at your calamity. Proverbs 3: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your feat cometh.

    1. How do you know that the Pope wants a one-world order? It is the Holy Spirit Who acts in the hearts of men, Catholics and Protestants alike, men of good will and filled with reverence and fear of God, Who will cause the ultimate unity of all believers. It is not the Pope, nor it is these Protestants, who are to be credited of this move towards unity. It is instead to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has prayed, “That they may be one, as You, Father and I are one.” John 17:21

      1. The “as one” you show is one in truth, and the catholic church does not speak of preach the truth.

      2. Friend, you are sadly misinformed. The papacy is the beast of revelation, America is the image to the beast. The pope is controlled by Satan, he is possessed. The Holy Spirit does not act in every single individual, there are demonic spirits which can also act according to their sinister works. The unity you speak of is not the same one Jesus was talking about. He said to worship in SPIRIT AND TRUTH. You can’t have one without the other. Oh how I wish people would listen to God instead of the traditions of men.

  8. Matthew 16: 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Peter was the one assigned by Jesus to build his church. Was the first Pope of the Catholic church. He was given the keys of the kingdom of heaven. It is written, Whoever is within his church will be bound in heaven, and those who separates from this church will be loosed in heaven. Therefore, those who moved-out from the catholic church, should go back again.

    1. Peter was not a catholic, nor a pope. And what happened back then does not change the fact that the catholic church has strayed from the teachings of the Bible. Jesus never gave Peter the permission to change the Bible, but the catholic church did change the Bible. Jesus never told Peter than he is to pass his authority to someone else.

      1. The Catholic church change the bible? It was the Catholic church who compiled the bible and you protestants copied our bible and added words, change some and deleted 7 books.You do not have a bible my friend.

  9. The word for Peter in the greek means a small stone. Jesus was and is The Rock, other scriptures show this and show that Christ is the chief cornerstone of the foundation on which the church is built, the foundation being the prophets and the apostles. Jesus was saying to Peter that he, Peter, was a small stone but that He, Jesus, was the Rock, the chief cornerstone on which He Jesus would build His church.

  10. We learn from the past history of the church and so much of that history is ruthless violence against those true believers who disagreed with the “leaders” of that pagan Roman church. The reason the protestants leaders are gathering their congregations together and are returning to the trough of the holy see is for a share in the power of controlling the largest number of people the world has ever known. The leaders of God’s people during the time of Jesus had done the same thing and history is plain in teaching us that absolute power corrupts absolutely when they had the perfect example of a true protestant, Jesus, hung on a cross. Once the reunification of the “churches” takes place those who follow the example of Jesus will find themselves treated just as He was and just as the followers of the protestant movement were treated after His death and resurrection. It will be a return to the following of the traditions of men instead of the laws/requirements of God and it will be a return to the dark days of persecution for those who speak the truth concerning those laws/requirements of God’s government. Persecution of the minority has always come from within not without. Because there are those who are unwilling to learn from the past there WILL be a return to that past.

  11. Not to be taken seriously. This is satire but people are responding and even sharing it like it’s real news. People are being misled esp the gullible ones.

  12. The Catholic Church has now opened hell wide open and I am not part going to be part of it. We are not to confess our sins to a man but to God (1 John 1:9), who created the heavens and the earth. The bible points out who the pope is “666” Revelations 13:18 and 2 Thessalonians 2:3,4. The pope is not a man of God, but a servant of the devil. We are not to link ourselves to the Catholic Church because they follow pagan practices that God is not pleased with. “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” 2 Corinthians 6:17.

  13. Now, it’s getting serious here. Thank God (if this true) for these Protestants to be back home, to the one true fold of Christ. However, there are some of the members of these sects are gnashing their teeth on disappointment and accusing the true Church of Christ as the “Babylon” and even attempting to disprove the supremacy of Peter and his successors, the Pope. Since they are misquoting Bible here, I will do exactly the opposite.
    Mark 3:16; John 1:42 – Jesus renames Simon “Kepha” in Aramaic which literally means “rock.” This was an extraordinary thing for Jesus to do, because “rock” was not even a name in Jesus’ time. Jesus did this, not to give Simon a strange name, but to identify his new status among the apostles. When God changes a person’s name, He changes their status.

    Gen. 17:5; 32:28; 2 Kings 23:34; Acts 9:4; 13:9 – for example, in these verses, we see that God changes the following people’s names and, as a result, they become special agents of God: Abram to Abraham; Jacob to Israel, Eliakim to Jehoiakim, Saul to Paul.

    2 Sam. 22:2-3, 32, 47; 23:3; Psalm 18:2,31,46; 19:4; 28:1; 42:9; 62:2,6,7; 89:26; 94:22; 144:1-2 – in these verses, God is also called “rock.” Hence, from these verses, non-Catholics often argue that God, and not Peter, is the rock that Jesus is referring to in Matt. 16:18. This argument not only ignores the plain meaning of the applicable texts, but also assumes words used in Scripture can only have one meaning. This, of course, is not true. For example:

    1 Cor. 3:11 – Jesus is called the only foundation of the Church, and yet in Eph. 2:20, the apostles are called the foundation of the Church. Similarly, in 1 Peter 2:25, Jesus is called the Shepherd of the flock, but in Acts 20:28, the apostles are called the shepherds of the flock. These verses show that there are multiple metaphors for the Church, and that words used by the inspired writers of Scripture can have various meanings. Catholics agree that God is the rock of the Church, but this does not mean He cannot confer this distinction upon Peter as well, to facilitate the unity He desires for the Church.

    Matt. 16:18 – Jesus said in Aramaic, you are “Kepha” and on this “Kepha” I will build my Church. In Aramaic, “kepha” means a massive stone, and “evna” means little pebble. Some non-Catholics argue that, because the Greek word for rock is “petra”, that “Petros” actually means “a small rock”, and therefore Jesus was attempting to diminish Peter right after blessing him by calling him a small rock. Not only is this nonsensical in the context of Jesus’ blessing of Peter, Jesus was speaking Aramaic and used “Kepha,” not “evna.” Using Petros to translate Kepha was done simply to reflect the masculine noun of Peter.

    Moreover, if the translator wanted to identify Peter as the “small rock,” he would have used “lithos” which means a little pebble in Greek. Also, Petros and petra were synonyms at the time the Gospel was written, so any attempt to distinguish the two words is inconsequential. Thus, Jesus called Peter the massive rock, not the little pebble, on which He would build the Church. (You don’t even need Matt. 16:18 to prove Peter is the rock because Jesus renamed Simon “rock” in Mark 3:16 and John 1:42!).

    Matt. 16:17 – to further demonstrate that Jesus was speaking Aramaic, Jesus says Simon “Bar-Jona.” The use of “Bar-Jona” proves that Jesus was speaking Aramaic. In Aramaic, “Bar” means son, and “Jonah” means John or dove (Holy Spirit). See Matt. 27:46 and Mark 15:34 which give another example of Jesus speaking Aramaic as He utters in rabbinical fashion the first verse of Psalm 22 declaring that He is the Christ, the Messiah. This shows that Jesus was indeed speaking Aramaic, as the Jewish people did at that time.

    Matt. 16:18 – also, in quoting “on this rock,” the Scriptures use the Greek construction “tautee tee” which means on “this” rock; on “this same” rock; or on “this very” rock. “Tautee tee” is a demonstrative construction in Greek, pointing to Peter, the subject of the sentence (and not his confession of faith as some non-Catholics argue) as the very rock on which Jesus builds His Church. The demonstrative (“tautee”) generally refers to its closest antecedent (“Petros”). Also, there is no place in Scripture where “faith” is equated with “rock.”

    Matt. 16:18-19 – in addition, to argue that Jesus first blesses Peter for having received divine revelation from the Father, then diminishes him by calling him a small pebble, and then builds him up again by giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven is entirely illogical, and a gross manipulation of the text to avoid the truth of Peter’s leadership in the Church. This is a three-fold blessing of Peter – you are blessed, you are the rock on which I will build my Church, and you will receive the keys to the kingdom of heaven (not you are blessed for receiving Revelation, but you are still an insignificant little pebble, and yet I am going to give you the keys to the kingdom).

    Matt. 16:18-19 – to further rebut the Protestant argument that Jesus was speaking about Peter’s confession of faith (not Peter himself) based on the revelation he received, the verses are clear that Jesus, after acknowledging Peter’s receipt of divine revelation, turns the whole discourse to the person of Peter: Blessed are “you” Simon, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to “you,” and I tell “you,” “you” are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church. I will give “you” the keys to the kingdom, and whatever “you” bind and loose on earth will be bound and loosed in heaven. Jesus’ whole discourse relates to the person of Peter, not his confession of faith.

    Matt. 16:13 – also, from a geographical perspective, Jesus renames Simon to rock in Caesarea Philippi near a massive rock formation on which Herod built a temple to Caesar. Jesus chose this setting to further emphasize that Peter was indeed the rock on which the Church would be built.

    Matt. 7:24 – Jesus, like the wise man, builds His house on the rock (Peter), not on grain of sand (Simon) so the house will not fall.

    Luke 6:48 – the house (the Church) built upon the rock (Peter) cannot be shaken by floods (which represent the heresies, schisms, and scandals that the Church has faced over the last 2,000 years). Floods have occurred, but the Church still remains on its solid rock foundation.

    Matt. 16:21 – it is also important to note that it was only after Jesus established Peter as leader of the Church that He began to speak of His death and departure. This is because Jesus had now appointed His representative on earth.

    John 21:15 – Jesus asks Peter if he loves Jesus “more than these,” referring to the other apostles. Jesus singles Peter out as the leader of the apostolic college.

    John 21:15-17 – Jesus selects Peter to be the chief shepherd of the apostles when He says to Peter, “feed my lambs,” “tend my sheep,” “feed my sheep.” Peter will shepherd the Church as Jesus’ representative.

    Luke 22:31-32 – Jesus also prays that Peter’s faith may not fail and charges Peter to be the one to strengthen the other apostles – “Simon, satan demanded to have you (plural, referring to all the apostles) to sift you (plural) like wheat, but I prayed for you (singular) that your (singular) faith may not fail, and when you (singular) have turned again, strengthen your brethren.

    Acts 1,2,3,4,5,8,15 – no one questions Peter’s authority to speak for the Church, declare anathemas, and resolve doctrinal debates. Peter is the rock on which the Church is built who feeds Jesus’ sheep and whose faith will not fail.

    1. IT IS USELESS TO USE CEPHAS WHEN READING PETROS AND ASSUME THAT THIS EXACTLY WAS THE WORD USED BY CHRIST. ALTHOUGH THE LANGUAGE THEY USED WAS HEBREW OR ARAMAIC, THAT DOES NOT DISCOUNT THE VALIDITY OF THE GREEK AS ALSO THEIR COLOQUIAL LANGUAGE. HENCE, THE PETROS STANDS.. IF YOU USE CEPHAS, THIS IS CLEARLY POINTED OUT IN JOHN 1.42 AS A STONE – AGAIN “PETROS” -A DERIVATIVE ROCK FROM THE MOTHER ROCK. A STONE AND A PEBBLE. THE ROCK WHICH CHRIST BUILT HIS CHURCH WAS NOT PETER BUT HIMSELF. THE GATES OF HELL PREVAILED AGAINST PETER WHEN HE DENIED HIS LORD WITH CURSING AND SWEARING, BUT THE GATES OF HELL DID NOT PREVAIL AGAINST CHRIST FOR HE REMAINED STEADFAST TILL THE END OF HIS BREATH, PETER FAILED. JESUS DIDN’T.

      LET ME TAKE SOME OF YOUR STATEMENTS:

      YOU WROTE: “Matt. 16:21 – it is also important to note that it was only after Jesus established Peter as leader of the Church that He began to speak of His death and departure. This is because Jesus had now appointed His representative on earth.” (CONTINUE READING UP TO VERSE 23. JESUS CALLS PETER, “SATAN” AND “A STUMBLONG BLOCK” OR A ROCK OF OFFENCE. THEREFORE YOUR CLAIM THAT HE APPOINTED PETER AS HIS REPRESENTATIVE DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE. THE HOLY SPIRIT ALONE WAS CHRIST’S REPRESENTATIVE, EQUAL TO HIM IN BOTH POWER AND AUTHORITY)

      John 21:15 – Jesus asks Peter if he loves Jesus “more than these,” referring to the other apostles. Jesus singles Peter out as the leader of the apostolic college. (THERE IS NO ROMAN PAGEANTRY HERE. NO NEED FOR APOSTOLIC COLLEGE. IT WAS ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE IGNORANT, NOW TRANSFORMED DISCIPLES, HAD BEEN WITH JESUS (ACTS 4.13). PETER WAS NOT THE LEADER OF THE APOSTOLIC COLLEGE. THE LEADER WAS CHRIST WHO APPOINTED ALL THE APOSTLES. AND THAT’S NOT A COLLEGE, BUT A MAVERICK EDUCATION, NOT ACCORDING TO WORLD’S STANDARDS, BUT ACCORDING TO JEWISH STANDARDS OF SIMPLICITY AS IT WAS FOUND IN JESUS. THEY ARE TO WORK ABOUT WITHOUT REGULAR INCOME, PREACH AND HEAL THE SICK WITHOUT REGULAR ALLOWANCES. THEY WERE TO HAVE NO HOME ON THEIR OWN, AND YET PREACH AND GO FORWARD. IN THE EYES OF OUR SOCIETY, SUCH CAREER WERE NO APOSTOLIC COLLEGE AT ALL BUT PURE BEGGARY AND VAGABOND GOING ABOUT WITHOUT CERTAIN DIRECTIONS, AND YET PERSIST IN BRINGING OTHERS THE GOOD NEWS, HEALING THE SICK, AND DOING MANY HELPS.

      John 21:15-17 – Jesus selects Peter to be the chief shepherd of the apostles when He says to Peter, “feed my lambs,” “tend my sheep,” “feed my sheep.” Peter will shepherd the Church as Jesus’ representative. (NO. THIS WAS NOT A SELECTION BUT THAT CHRIST SIMPLY GETS ASSURANCE FROM PETER’S PREVIOUS ASSURANCE THAT HE LOVED HIS LORD AND WOULD HAVE DIED FOR HIM. BUT THEN HE DENIED HIM THRICE. IN ORDER TO REINSTATE HIS FROM THAT THRICE DOWNFALL, THRICE WOULD CHRIST GET FROM PETER THE ASSURANCE OF HIS REPENTANCE, AND THE DEPTH OF HIS SINCERITY. THIS IS NOT A SELECTION FOR BEING THE CHIEF SHEPHERD IS. RATHER, A VERY HUMBLING INCIDENT FOR PETER TO WHICH HE NO LONGER RESPONDS TO WITH VEHEMENCE LIKE “THOUGH ALL MEN SHOULD FORSAKE THEE, YET I WILL GO WITH THEE AND WILL DIE WITH THEE, AND WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR YOU.” THE CONVERTED PETER NOW SAYS, “LORD, YOU KNOW THAT I LOVED YOU.” HE APPEALED TO CHRIST WHO ALONE CAN PROVIDE THE TRUE ESTIMATE OF HIS MOTIVES. BUT THAT’S NOT A SELECTION TO BE THE CHIEF SHEPHERD. JESUS IS ALREADY THAT “CHIEF SHEPHERD” -1PETER 5.4, NOT PETER.

      Luke 22:31-32 – Jesus also prays that Peter’s faith may not fail and charges Peter to be the one to strengthen the other apostles – “Simon, satan demanded to have you (plural, referring to all the apostles) to sift you (plural) like wheat, but I prayed for you (singular) that your (singular) faith may not fail, and when you (singular) have turned again, strengthen your brethren. (IT IS OBVIOUS THAT PETER’S FAITH WAS WEAK, AND SO CHRIST NEEDS TO PRAY FOR HIM BECAUSE HE DID NOT WANT PETER TO DENY HIM. YET PETER FAILED AND NEVER HEEDED THE WARNING.)

      Acts 1,2,3,4,5,8,15 – no one questions Peter’s authority to speak for the Church, declare anathemas, and resolve doctrinal debates. Peter is the rock on which the Church is built who feeds Jesus’ sheep and whose faith will not fail.(PETER NEVER RESOLVED ANY DOCTRINAL ISSUE. JAMES DID [ACTS 15.13, 19]. PETER NEVER ISSUED ANY ANATHEMAS. THAT’S NOT A CHRISTIAN PRACTICE TO DO SO. PETER WAS NOT THE ROCK WHICH THE CHURCH IS BUILT. BUT ON CHRIST ALONE. PETER’S FAITH FALTERED MANY TIMES. EVEN AFTER CHRIST’S ASCENSION PAUL HAD TO REBUKE HIM IN FRONT OF OTHERS DUE TO HIS ERROR (GALATIANS 2.11-16), AFTER ALL PETER WAS NEVER INFALLIBLE. MOST OF THE BOOKS IN THE RENEWED TESTAMENT WERE WRITTEN BY PAUL. PETER WROTE ONLY TWO EPISTLES. THEREFORE HIS INFLUENCE DOES NOT CARRY AS MUCH AS PAUL’S. IT WAS NOT PETER’S AUTHORITY WHICH THE EARLY CHURCH HAD LISTENED TO, BUT PAUL’S. AFTER THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIANITY, THE CHURCH REMAINED IN ITS PURITY, UNTIL PAGANISM SETS IN. INSTEAD OF SUPPOSING THAT THE CHURCH HAD CONQUERED PAGANISM, PAGANISM ACTUALLY HAD CONQUERED HER. THE PRINCIPLES OF PAGANISM CONTROLLED HER FORMS, RITUALS, CEREMONIES, AND DOCTRINES, MAKING IT MORE AND MORE ROMAN, THAN ISRAELITE. MORE LIKE A WHORE THAN A PURE WOMAN. BUT THIS IS SUMMARILY SHOWN IN REVELATION CHAPTER 12, 13, AND 17. SPECIFICALLY THE SATAN-ROMAN INSTITUTION AIMS ITS ATTACK AGAINST THE REMNANT WHO “KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS” WHICH IS “THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY” (REVELATION 12.17; REVELATION 19.10). THIS IS WHERE THE REMNANT AND THE WHORE DO THEIR SHOW DOWN. NOT IT IS BETWEEN THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH AND THE ROMAN-CATHOLIC CHURCH AND HERE SUNDAY-KEEPING DAUGHTERS HOW NOW DECIDES TO UNITE WITH HER. AMEN. AFTER ALL WHAT ELLEN G. WHITE HAD WRITTEN FOR OVER 120 YEARS AGO, IN HER BOOK, THE GREAT CONTROVERSY CHAPTERS 35 AND 36 ARE HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. GOD BE PRAISED. MAY GOD GRANT HIS TRUE CHILDREN A HOLY DISCERNMENT TO SEE CLEARLY THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST, WHICH IS NONE OTHER THAN THE OFFICE OF THE PAPACY, ALONG WITH ITS HARLOT DAUGHTERS, THE SUNDAY-KEEPING EVANGELICALS.

  14. Continuation:
    Primacy of Peter
    Matt. to Rev. – Peter is mentioned 155 times and the rest of apostles combined are only mentioned 130 times. Peter is also always listed first except in 1 Cor. 3:22 and Gal. 2:9 (which are obvious exceptions to the rule).

    Matt. 10:2; Mark 1:36; 3:16; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:3; 2:37; 5:29 – these are some of many examples where Peter is mentioned first among the apostles.

    Matt. 14:28-29 – only Peter has the faith to walk on water. No other man in Scripture is said to have the faith to walk on water. This faith ultimately did not fail.

    Matt. 16:16, Mark 8:29; John 6:69 – Peter is first among the apostles to confess the divinity of Christ.

    Matt. 16:17 – Peter alone is told he has received divine knowledge by a special revelation from God the Father.

    Matt. 16:18 – Jesus builds the Church only on Peter, the rock, with the other apostles as the foundation and Jesus as the Head.

    Matt. 16:19 – only Peter receives the keys, which represent authority over the Church and facilitate dynastic succession to his authority.

    Matt. 17:24-25 – the tax collector approaches Peter for Jesus’ tax. Peter is the spokesman for Jesus. He is the Vicar of Christ.

    Matt. 17:26-27 – Jesus pays the half-shekel tax with one shekel, for both Jesus and Peter. Peter is Christ’s representative on earth.

    Matt. 18:21 – in the presence of the disciples, Peter asks Jesus about the rule of forgiveness. One of many examples where Peter takes a leadership role among the apostles in understanding Jesus’ teachings.

    Matt. 19:27 – Peter speaks on behalf of the apostles by telling Jesus that they have left everything to follow Him.

    Mark 10:28 – here also, Peter speaks on behalf of the disciples by declaring that they have left everything to follow Him.

    Mark 11:21 – Peter speaks on behalf of the disciples in remembering Jesus’ curse on the fig tree.

    Mark 14:37 – at Gethsemane, Jesus asks Peter, and no one else, why he was asleep. Peter is accountable to Jesus for his actions on behalf of the apostles because he has been appointed by Jesus as their leader.

    Mark 16:7 – Peter is specified by an angel as the leader of the apostles as the angel confirms the resurrection of Christ.

    Luke 5:3 – Jesus teaches from Peter’s boat which is metaphor for the Church. Jesus guides Peter and the Church into all truth.

    Luke 5:4,10 – Jesus instructs Peter to let down the nets for a catch, and the miraculous catch follows. Peter, the Pope, is the “fisher of men.”

    Luke 7:40-50- Jesus addresses Peter regarding the rule of forgiveness and Peter answers on behalf of the disciples. Jesus also singles Peter out and judges his conduct vis-à-vis the conduct of the woman who anointed Him.

    Luke 8:45 – when Jesus asked who touched His garment, it is Peter who answers on behalf of the disciples.

    Luke 8:51; 9:28; 22:8; Acts 1:13; 3:1,3,11; 4:13,19; 8:14 – Peter is always mentioned before John, the disciple whom Jesus loved.

    Luke 9:28;33 – Peter is mentioned first as going to mountain of transfiguration and the only one to speak at the transfiguration.

    Luke 12:41 – Peter seeks clarification of a parable on behalf on the disciples. This is part of Peter’s formation as the chief shepherd of the flock after Jesus ascended into heaven.

    Luke 22:31-32 – Jesus prays for Peter alone, that his faith may not fail, and charges him to strengthen the rest of the apostles.

    Luke 24:12, John 20:4-6 – John arrived at the tomb first but stopped and waited for Peter. Peter then arrived and entered the tomb first.

    Luke 24:34 – the two disciples distinguish Peter even though they both had seen the risen Jesus the previous hour. See Luke 24:33.

    John 6:68 – after the disciples leave, Peter is the first to speak and confess his belief in Christ after the Eucharistic discourse.

    John 13:6-9 – Peter speaks out to the Lord in front of the apostles concerning the washing of feet.

    John 13:36; 21:18 – Jesus predicts Peter’s death. Peter was martyred at Rome in 67 A.D. Several hundred years of papal successors were also martyred.

    John 21:2-3,11 – Peter leads the fishing and his net does not break. The boat (the “barque of Peter”) is a metaphor for the Church.

    John 21:7 – only Peter got out of the boat and ran to the shore to meet Jesus. Peter is the earthly shepherd leading us to God.

    John 21:15 – in front of the apostles, Jesus asks Peter if he loves Jesus “more than these,” which refers to the other apostles. Peter is the head of the apostolic see.

    John 21:15-17 – Jesus charges Peter to “feed my lambs,” “tend my sheep,” “feed my sheep.” Sheep means all people, even the apostles.

    Acts 1:13 – Peter is first when entering upper room after our Lord’s ascension. The first Eucharist and Pentecost were given in this room.

    Acts 1:15 – Peter initiates the selection of a successor to Judas right after Jesus ascended into heaven, and no one questions him. Further, if the Church needed a successor to Judas, wouldn’t it need one to Peter? Of course.

    Acts 2:14 – Peter is first to speak for the apostles after the Holy Spirit descended upon them at Pentecost. Peter is the first to preach the Gospel.

    Acts 2:38 – Peter gives first preaching in the early Church on repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Acts 3:1,3,4 – Peter is mentioned first as going to the Temple to pray.

    Acts 3:6-7 – Peter works the first healing of the apostles.

    Acts 3:12-26, 4:8-12 – Peter teaches the early Church the healing through Jesus and that there is no salvation other than Christ.

    Acts 5:3 – Peter declares the first anathema of Ananias and Sapphira which is ratified by God, and brings about their death. Peter exercises his binding authority.

    Acts 5:15 – Peter’s shadow has healing power. No other apostle is said to have this power.

    Acts 8:14 – Peter is mentioned first in conferring the sacrament of confirmation.

    Acts 8:20-23 – Peter casts judgment on Simon’s quest for gaining authority through the laying on of hands. Peter exercises his binding and loosing authority.

    Acts 9:32-34 – Peter is mentioned first among the apostles and works the healing of Aeneas.

    Acts 9:38-40 – Peter is mentioned first among the apostles and raises Tabitha from the dead.

    Acts 10:5 – Cornelius is told by an angel to call upon Peter. Angels are messengers of God. Peter was granted this divine vision.

    Acts 10:34-48, 11:1-18 – Peter is first to teach about salvation for all (Jews and Gentiles).

    Acts 12:5 – this verse implies that the “whole Church” offered “earnest prayers” for Peter, their leader, during his imprisonment.

    Acts 12:6-11 – Peter is freed from jail by an angel. He is the first object of divine intervention in the early Church.

    Acts 15:7-12 – Peter resolves the first doctrinal issue on circumcision at the Church’s first council at Jerusalem, and no one questions him. After Peter the Papa spoke, all were kept silent.

    Acts 15:12 – only after Peter (the Pope) speaks do Paul and Barnabas (bishops) speak in support of Peter’s definitive teaching.

    Acts 15:13-14 – then James speaks to further acknowledge Peter’s definitive teaching. “Simeon (Peter) has related how God first visited…”

    Rom. 15:20 – Paul says he doesn’t want to build on “another man’s foundation” referring to Peter, who built the Church in Rome.

    1 Cor. 9:5 – Peter is distinguished from the rest of the apostles and brethren of the Lord.

    1 Cor. 15:4-8 – Paul distinguishes Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to Peter from those of the other apostles. Christ appeared “to Cephas, then to the twelve.”

    Gal.1:18 – Paul spends fifteen days with Peter privately before beginning his ministry, even after Christ’s Revelation to Paul.

    1 Peter 5:1 – Peter acts as the chief bishop by “exhorting” all the other bishops and elders of the Church.

    1 Peter 5:13 – Some Protestants argue against the Papacy by trying to prove Peter was never in Rome. First, this argument is irrelevant to whether Jesus instituted the Papacy. Secondly, this verse demonstrates that Peter was in fact in Rome. Peter writes from “Babylon” which was a code name for Rome during these days of persecution. See, for example, Rev. 14:8, 16:19, 17:5, 18:2,10,21, which show that “Babylon” meant Rome. Rome was the “great city” of the New Testament period. Because Rome during this age was considered the center of the world, the Lord wanted His Church to be established in Rome.

    2 Peter 1:14 – Peter writes about Jesus’ prediction of Peter’s death, embracing the eventual martyrdom that he would suffer.

    2 Peter 3:16 – Peter is making a judgment on the proper interpretation of Paul’s letters. Peter is the chief shepherd of the flock.

    Matt. 23:11; Mark 9:35; 10:44 – yet Peter, as the first, humbled himself to be the last and servant of all servants.

    1. How can you instruct the Catholics and the Protestants, who like dogs, return to their vomit again? Clearly, they are spiritually discerned and reprobate and ‘naked’ before God’s eyes. Like the five foolish virgins whose lights are dying out because of lack of the Holy Spirit which should give them understanding. Wells without water and clouds that bring no rain. Like Balaam and Simon Magus and their followers, who put on a show of godliness for filthy lucre’s sake… and can never come to the knowledge of the truth. Corrupt men, deceiving themselves and others, who are all under God’s curse. Scriptures must be fulfilled about them — that they would be under a strong delusion to believe in a lie, because they resist the truth and would not let Christ come into their hearts, but instead follow after vain men who think only of power and domination of other people for themselves and do not surrender their lives to God. But for you, true servants of God and faithful followers of His anointed Christ, go not near their congregation, and keep your white clothing unblemished by their abominable practices and doctrines. Be not be partakers of their sin, lest you too will receive God’s recompense and share the fate of all evildoers. Be patient. The Lord’s coming is nearer now than we first believed. Look and observe all around you, and you’ll see that He’s coming soon — even at the very door! God bless you and all who listen.

      1. Do you believe Jesus was an example? If so, he was at church every Sabbath (7th day). If we are to stay away from protestant churches, and stay away from the catholic church, then what church are we to go to, surely you don’t believe we should never go to church, or do you?
        I’m not being sarcastic or argumentative, I am interested in what you’re saying. I didn’t go to a church from 14 years old until I was 40 years old and I know the Bible better than most. But when I had kids at 43 years old, I joined a church that actually keeps the 7th day Sabbath so my kids can learn the basics.

    2. PART 1 ‎
      ‎(THE QUOTES IN SMALL LETTERS ARE OF CYRIL – FILIPINO; LARGE CAPS ENCLOSED IN PARENTHESIS ARE ‎THE REPLIES OF ARTAXERXES) ‎

      CYRIL – FILIPINO WROTE: ‎

      ‎”Primacy of Peter” (THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAPACY)‎

      ‎”Matt. to Rev. – Peter is mentioned 155 times and the rest of apostles combined are only mentioned ‎‎130 times” (THERE WAS NOTHING SIGNIFICANT IN THE MENTION OF PETER 155 TIMES. THE FACT ‎REMAINS THAT PETER WAS A JEW, AND NOT A ROMAN GENTILE, AND SO WERE THE REST OF THE ‎APOSTLES.) ‎

      ‎”Peter is also always listed first except in 1 Cor. 3:22 and Gal. 2:9 (which are obvious exceptions to the ‎rule).” (THE GENIUS BEHIND THE RENEWED TESTAMENT PROVIDES US NO TRADENTS THROUGH ‎WHICH WE CAN ASSUME THAT PETER SHOULD BE LISTED FIRST IN THE LIST OF THE BOOKS OF THE ‎BIBLE. EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE IN 1 CORINTHIANS 3.22 AND GALATIANS 2.9 ARE NOT EXCEPTIONS TO ‎A THING THAT IS NOT A RULE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FACT THE HE WAS LISTED FIRST DOES NOT ‎PROVE ANYTHING. THE EXCEPTIONS IN 1COR.3.22 AND GAL.2.9 SHOWS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH ‎THING A PETER PRIMACY IN THE LIST OF THE PILLARS OF THE CHURCH. BUT THIS CLAIM IS FAKE. IN ‎JAMES’ LETTER JAMES WAS LISTED FIRST, NOT PETER’S. IN PAUL’S LETTER PAUL’S NAME WAS LISTED ‎FIRST, NOT PETER’S. AND SO WITH THE ACCOUNTS BY MATTHEW [JESUS CHRIST WAS MENTIONED ‎FIRST, NOT PETER], MARK [JESUS CHRIST WAS FIRST MENTIONED, NOT PETER], LUKE [THEOPHILUS ‎CAME FIRST, NOT PETER], AND JOHN [ THE WORD LEADS THE PRIMACY, NOT PETER]. IN JOHN’S ‎ACCOUNT, [ANDREW WAS MENTIONED FIRST [JOHN.1.40], NOT PETER]. IN FACT PETER’S NAME ‎APPEARS ONLY TWICE AS FIRST IN THE LIST IN THE BOOKS OF THE RENEWED TESTAMENT. BUT THERE ‎WAS NO MENTION OF PETER IN THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS. I GOT YOUR POINT THAT IN THE LIST OF ‎APOSTLES, PETER COMES FIRST, BUT THERE IS NO LOGICAL CONNECTION TO BEING LISTED FIRST AND ‎BEING A LEADER. JAMES, NOT PETER WAS THE OFFICIAL HEAD OF THE FIRST CHURCH. BUT NOTICE ‎THAT JAMES WAS NOT LISTED FIRST IN T HE ROLL OF THE DISCIPLES. YET DURING THE COUNCIL IT WAS ‎JAMES, NOT PETER WHO DECIDES AND GIVES DIRECTION. AND PAUL, NOT PETER, WAS THE APOSTLES ‎TO THE GENTILES. SO THERE IS NOT CONNECTION BETWEEN PETER AND ROME, BUT PAUL AND ROME. ‎

      Matt. 10:2; Mark 1:36; 3:16; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:3; 2:37; 5:29 – these are some of many examples ‎where Peter is mentioned first among the apostles. (THE FACT THAT HE WAS MENTIONED FIRST DOES ‎NOT GAVE HIM AUTHORITY OVER THE REST OF THE DISCIPLES. REMEMBER CHRIST’ PRINCIPLES IN ‎MATTHEW 23.8-12; LUKE 22.24-27. THERE IS NO FIRST OR PETER-PRIMACY IN THAT PRINCIPLE. WHEN ‎THE CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED INTO A COUNCIL, IT WAS JAMES, NOT PETER WHO ARBITRATE THE ‎PROCEEDINGS AND THE DECISION OF THAT COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM). THE AFOREMENTIONED TEXTS ‎MAY BE TRUE AND MAY BE NOT. LET’S INVESTIGATE ONE BY ONE: Matt. 10:2 (PETER WAS MENTIONED ‎FIRST, CORRECT); Mark 1:36 (SEE VERSE 17, IT WAS TO BOTH OF THEM WHERE THE CALL WAS ‎ADDRESSED, NOT JUST TO PETER, ALTHOUGH IN JOHN 1.35-42 IT WAS ANDREW WHO FIRST ‎DISCOVERED CHRIST WAS ANDREW AND WHO WAS FIRST LISTED, NOT PETER; MARK 3:16 (PETER WAS ‎LISTED FIRST, CORRECT, BUT THERE WAS NO PRIMACY IN SUCH ORDINATION. IN MARK 3.14 IT WAS ‎WRITTEN PLAINLY “HE ORDAINED TWELVE” NOT JUST PETER); Luke 6:14-16 (PETER WAS AGAIN LISTED ‎FIRST, BUT THE CHOSEN ONES WERE THE “TWELVE” (V.13), NOT JUST PETER, NOR WAS THERE ANY ‎PRIMACY IN THE MENTION OF PETER; Acts 1:3 (PETER WAS NOT MENTIONED HERE, THIS TEXT IS ‎MISPLACED, PERHAPS YOU MEAN VERSE 13); ACTS 2:37 (OF COURSE THIS WAS ADDRESSED TO PETER ‎AND THE APOSTLES BECAUSE PETER’S SPEECH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF CHAPTER TWO AS WE CAN READ IN ‎VERSES 14-36. BUT WHY ARE THE REST OF THE APOSTLES INCLUDED IN THE DECISION MAKING IF PETER ‎ALONE OR THE PAPACY ALONE IS TO DECIDE? NO SUCH THING AS MONOLITHIC RULE AMONG ‎CHRIST’S FOLLOWERS); ACTS 5:29 (PETER AND THE APOSTLES ANSWERED, AND NOT JUST PETER ‎ALONE. THE GOOD THING HERE IS THAT PETER RESOLVES TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN, BUT ‎ROMAN-CATHOLICS OBEY MEN RATHER THAN GOD. HOW IRONIC.) ‎

      Matt. 14:28-29 – only Peter has the faith to walk on water. No other man in Scripture is said to have ‎the faith to walk on water. This faith ultimately did not fail. (BUT PETER WAS REBUKED AS HAVING ‎‎”LITTLE FAITH” IN VERSE 31. PETER HAD NOTHING TO BOAST ABOVE HIS FELLOWS. THE HIGHLIGHT OF ‎THIS VERSE IS NOT PETER, BUT YAHSHUA WALKING ON THE WATER, THE YAHSHUA WHOM THEY ‎WORSHIPED AS “THE SON OF GOD.” NO WORSHIP OF PETER IS MENTIONED. NOR UNDERSCORED. ‎WHEN IT COMES TO MISSIONARY TOURS, MIRACLES, AND WRITINGS, PAUL OUTDID PETER. ‎

      Matt. 16:16, Mark 8:29; John 6:69 – Peter is first among the apostles to confess the divinity of Christ. ‎‎(THIS KNOWLEDGE WAS NOT INNATE IN PETER BUT ONLY CONFERRED TO HIM BY YAHSHUAH’S ‎‎”FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN” (MTT.16.17); IN MARK 8.29 NO DIVINITY OF CHRIST WAS PRESENTED, ‎BUT SIMPLY THAT JESUS WAS THE CHRIST; IN JOHN 6.69 IT WAS NOT PETER ALONE WHO BELIEVE THAT ‎YAHSHUA WAS THE CHRIST THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD, BUT “WE BELIEVE” -THAT IS, THE TWELVE ‎APOSTLES OF WHICH PETER WAS ONLY A SPOKESMAN.‎

      Matt. 16:17 – Peter alone is told he has received divine knowledge by a special revelation from God ‎the Father. (THE VERSE DOES NOT SAY “PETER ALONE” OR “YOU ALONE” IN THE SENSE OF A ‎REVELATION EXCLUSIVE TO PETER ALONE. IN FACT WHAT WAS REVEALED TO JOHN IN JOHN 1.1-18 FAR ‎OUTWEIGHS PETER’S KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS. PAUL EVEN GOES FURTHER WHEN IT COMES TO THE ‎REVELATION GIVEN HIM ABOUT WHO JESUS TRULY IS (2CORINTHIANS 2.7-9; GALATIANS 1.12; ‎PHILIPPIANS 2.5-11; 1CORINTHIANS 15.24-28; ROMANS 9.5; 1THESSALONIANS 4.16-16; ‎‎2THESSALONIANS 2.8; 1TIMOTHY 3.16; TITUS 2.13; HEBREWS 1.1-14)‎

      Matt. 16:18 – Jesus builds the Church only on Peter, the rock, with the other apostles as the ‎foundation and Jesus as the Head. (NO, JESUS IS THE ROCK. THE ARAMAIC “CEPHAS” MEANS “A ‎STONE” (JOHN 1.42). SPECIFIED IN MATTHEW 16.18, PETROS (PETER) IS NOT THE SAME AS PETRA ‎‎(ROCK). PETROS IS A ROLLING STONE, A PEBBLE, A ROCK DERIVED FROM A LARGER ROCK, WHILE ‎PETRA IS THE ORIGINAL MOTHER ROCK FROM WHOM PETROS IS DERIVED. WHILE PETROS IS A ‎MOVEABLE ROCK, PETRA IS A FIXED, IMMOVABLE ROCK. THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION IS NOT PETER ‎BUT CHRIST(1CORINTHIANS 10.4), GOD IS THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION (PS.95.1; 2SAM.22.47; ‎PS.18.46; 89.26; NOT PETER. THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH IS LAID ON THE APOSTLES AND ‎PROPHETS WITH JESUS ARE THE CHIEF CORNER (EPH.2.20), PETER KNEW THIS (1PETER 2.4-6). PETER ‎HIMSELF MADE NO STATEMENT THAT HE WAS T HE ROCK, NOR THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH, ‎NOR ITS HEAD. SO THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD LEAN ON PETER FOR OUR ‎SALVATION. PETER IS NOT OUR MEDIATOR OR HIGH PRIEST. JESUS ALONE IS (1TIMOTHY.2.5; HEBREWS ‎‎4.14-16). THEREFORE A PRIESTHOOD BASED ON PETER AS THE ROCK IS USELESS AND RIDICULOUS LIKE ‎WHAT THE PAPAL OFFICE IS. NOTICE YOUR QUOTE “Jesus builds the Church only on Peter, the rock, ‎with the other apostles as the foundation and Jesus as the Head.” (THIS IS LOGICALLY INCONSISTENT. ‎HOW CAN YOU CLAIM YAHSHUA BUILDS THE CHURCH “only” ON PETER AND YET ADD THE WORDS ‎‎”with the other apostles” AND AGAIN ADD “as the foundation”? ON WHOM CHRIST BUILDS HIS ‎CHURCH, ON PETER ALONE OR “with other apostles”? WHO IS THE FOUNDATION, “Peter” alone or ‎‎”with other apostles”?. THE BOOK OF ACTS DOES NOT PRESENT PETER AS THE FOUNDATION OR THE ‎ROCK OF THE CHURCH. THAT ROCK REMAINS CHRIST. THE FOUNDATION IS BUILD ON THE PROPHETS ‎AND THE APOSTLES WITH CHRIST AS THE CHIEF CORNER STONE [EPH.2.20; 1PETER 2.6]. —-AFTER ‎CALLING HIS NAME “PETER” -THE ROLLING ROCK, YAHSHUA REBUKED HIM CALLING HIM “SATAN” AND ‎‎”A STUMBLING BLOCK” (MATTHEW 16.23) ‎

      Matt. 16:19 – only Peter receives the keys, which represent authority over the Church and facilitate ‎dynastic succession to his authority. (NO. THE STATEMENT IS “AND I WILL GIVE UNTO YOU [plural] THE ‎KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”. IT’S “SOI” IN GREEK, NOT “SU”. SOI IS PLURAL. YAHSHUA WAS ‎ADDRESSING THE WHOLE TWELVE IN THAT WORD FORESHADOWED IN VERSE 15’S “BUT WHOM SAY YE ‎‎[plural] THAT I AM.” THERE IS A SHIFT IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS FROM VERSES 17, 18 ‎TO VERSE 19. THE TWO VERSES (17 & 18) WERE IN THE SINGULAR, REFERRING TO PETER ALONE. WHILE ‎VERSE 19 ARE IN THE PLURAL. THAT’S BASIC GREEK STUFF. LET NO ONE BE MISGUIDED BY THE FALSE ‎AND UNBIBLICAL LOGIC OF THE ROMAN CHURCH.‎

      Matt. 17:24-25 – the tax collector approaches Peter for Jesus’ tax. Peter is the spokesman for Jesus. ‎He is the Vicar of Christ. (PETER INCAUTIOUSLY SAYS “YES” WITHOUT THINKING WHAT HE WAS DOING. ‎JESUS’S WORDS IN VERSE 25 IS AN IMPLIED REBUKE THE PETER ACTUALLY NEVER KNEW THE OFFICIAL ‎AUTHORITY WHICH THE MESSIAH, AS THE SON OF GOD, SUSTAINS IN THE JEWISH TEMPLE AND THE ‎NATURAL WORLD AS THE ONE EXEMPT FROM TAX (FOLLOW THE THOUGHT IN VERSES 25, 26). IN ‎VERSE 27 “HINA-DE” (BUT IN ORDER THAT). NOTICE THE WORD “BUT” -THAT’S A NEGATION OF VERSE ‎‎26’S LEGAL RIGHTS. YAHSHUA WAS LEGALLY RIGHT IN BEING EXEMPT FROM TAXES BECAUSE GOD WAS ‎HIS FATHER; HE AS THE MESSIAH IS EXEMPT FROM TAX. RATHER, THE TAX SHOULD BE LAID ON THOSE ‎WHO ARE ON THE OUTSIDE, THE STRANGERS, WHILE HE AS THE SON WAS EXEMPT. YET, IN ORDER NOT ‎TO OFFEND THEM, YAHSHUA CONDESCENDED TO PAY TRIBUTE. IN THE MIRACLE INTIMATES IN VERSE ‎‎27, YAHSHUA GAVE TO PETER A PROOF OF HIS DIVINITY THAT ALL THE FORCES OF NATURE ARE UNDER ‎HIS CONTROL. PETER’S FAITH WAVERS WHEN HE UNDERESTIMATED JESUS AND ASSUMED THAT HIS ‎MASTER WILL PAY TRIBUTE AS IF YAHSHUA WE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MAN. PETER FORGOT THAT HIS ‎MASTER IS LORD OVER ALL ROMAN POTENTATES AND IS NOT BOUND BY ANY OBLIGATION TO PAY ‎TAXES OR TRIBUTE BEING THE SON OF GOD WHO RULES ALL THINGS. IN SAYING “YES” TO CHRIST’S ‎CAVILERS, PETER UNDERESTIMATED HIS MASTER’S TRUE PERSONALITY. BUT NOTICE IN VERSE 25, ‎YAHSHUA PREVENTED PETER BY ASKING ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THE KING’S HOUSEHOLD IN NOT ‎PAYING TRIBUTE. PETER’S ACCEDING WAS WRONG. PETER, IN SAYING “YES” DID NOT DO THE RIGHT ‎THING. JESUS HAD TO PREVENT HIM BECAUSE LEGALLY, HE AS THE KING OF KINGS AND THE SON OF ‎GOD WAS EXEMPT FROM PAYING TRIBUTE. YET, LEST THEY SHOULD OFFEND THEM, HE TOLD PETER TO ‎PAY. NEVERTHELESS, HE DID IT IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PROVE HIS DIVINITY. ONE MORE POINT. THERE ‎WAS NO INDICATION THAT PETER WAS THE VICAR OF CHRIST IN THAT PASSAGE. THE TRUE VICAR OF ‎CHRIST IS HIS HOLY SPIRIT, NOT PETER; JUST AS THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST [1CORINTHIANS ‎‎11.3], NOT A RABBI, BISHOP, PRIEST, PASTOR, OR ANY PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY),‎

      Matt. 17:26-27 – Jesus pays the half-shekel tax with one shekel, for both Jesus and Peter. Peter is ‎Christ’s representative on earth. (NO. PETER IS NOT CHRIST’S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH. CHRIST’S ‎REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH ARE HIS CHILDREN, HIS FOLLOWERS, NOT JUST PETER. PETER HIMSELF ‎CLARIFIES THIS IN 1PETER 2.9 “THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED ‎YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO MARVELOUS LIGHT.” [SEE ALSO 2PETER 1.3-11. PAUL IN THE SAME VEIN ‎MENTIONS THE SAME IN PHILIPPIANS 2.12-15; AND SO ALSO CHRIST HIMSELF [MATTHEW 5.44-48]; ‎AND JOHN [1JOHN 4.17; 3.1,2].‎

      Matt. 18:21 – in the presence of the disciples, Peter asks Jesus about the rule of forgiveness. One of ‎many examples where Peter takes a leadership role among the apostles in understanding Jesus’ ‎teachings. (NO. THERE WAS NO LEADERSHIP CONCERN HERE, BUT FORGIVENESS. PETER’S ASKING IN ‎THIS INSTANCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS PRIMACY IN ANY WAY. RATHER, ABOUT THE PRIMACY ‎OF UNLIMITED FORGIVENESS AS TAUGHT BY THE MESSIAH OUR LORD. AGAIN THE WORD USED IN ‎VERSE 22 “I SAY NOT UNTO THEE [plural] UNTIL SEVEN TIMES: BUT, UNTIL SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN.” ‎CHRIST WAS ADDRESSING ALL HIS HEARERS. THE LORD’S TEACHING ABOUT FORGIVENESS IS THE MAIN ‎POINT OF THE PASSAGE, NOT THE PERSON OF PETER. STOP DIVERTING PEOPLE’S MINDS FROM THE ‎TEACHINGS OF CHRIST TO PETER WHO IS NOT OUR LORD AND MASTER.)‎

  15. Whoa!!!… BOMBSHELL!!!… OK, I have now, put a RESPONSE together, regarding this FB NOTE Posted ARTICLE!! …WHOA!! Folks YOU MUST READ down thru this posting!! LISTEN UP all you/me/us Protestants!! We have been ‘reunified-by-the-Catholic-Church-of-Rome”….so this MEANS, (READ FOR YOURSELF) that all us, pee-dee-spiritually-poor-Protestants, MUST NOW, (to be qualified & justified for entrance into Heaven) go through SEVEN DEGREES of Spiritual-Cleansing (My words, no theirs) in which, just being baptized —IS NO LONGER ample Holy-Spirit-Cleansing, in Christ’s Name, for God’s Holy Glory, but NOW, since the Catholics and the Protestants’ global LEADERSHIPS, have RE-UNITED, (i.e., the Reunification of the Protestants & Catholics) with the Allowance of the Catholic Church of Rome, we have to — (WE MUST DO) the Catholic’s SEVEN STEPS of purification, for ACCEPTANCE INTO HEAVEN!! Who Says??!! The Catholic Church of Rome– SAYS!! WHOA!! Hold UP a bit –HERE Fellas!! Isn’t GOD’S HOLY WORD, ample– in just how one –is to be made Spiritually-Clean, in God’s Eyes, via His Holy Written Word, thru Christ, ???? DO WHAT!! FOLKS!! This SMACKS of the on-coming of the NEW WORLD ORDER of —not only of ONE WORLD GOVERNANCE and GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, WITHSTANDING, but NOW, here it comes folks, A ONE WORLD RELIGION, being that of the CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ROME!! KISS MY GRITS!! YOU ARE GOING TO BE SHOCKED–beyond your wildest imagination!! READ FOR YOURSELF!! Then let’s DIG DOWN much DEEPER, after the INITIAL SHOCK as worn OFF!! Oh my Holy Lamb of God!! MORE LATER on THIS, for sure!! WAKE UP FOLKS!! NEW WORLD ORDER is ALIVE AND WELL!!

  16. Whoa!!!…more later on This BOMBSHELL!!!…unsure emoticon OK, I have now, put a RESPONSE together, regarding this Posted ARTICLE!! …WHOA!! Folks YOU MUST READ down thru this posting!! LISTEN UP all you/me/us Protestants!! We have been ‘reunified-by-the-Catholic-Church-of-Rome”….so this MEANS, (READ FOR YOURSELF) that all us, pee-dee-spiritually-poor-Protestants, MUST NOW, (to be qualified for entrance into Heaven) go through SEVEN DEGREES of Spiritual-Cleansing (My words, no theirs) in which, just being baptized —IS NO LONGER ample Holy-Spirit-Cleansing, in Christ’s Name, for God’s Holy Glory, but NOW, since the Catholics and the Protestants’ global LEADERSHIPS, have RE-UNITED, (i.e., the Reunification of the Protestants & Catholics) with the Allowance of the Catholic Church of Rome, we have to — (WE MUST DO) the Catholic’s SEVEN STEPS of purification, for ACCEPTANCE INTO HEAVEN!! Who Says??!! The Catholic Church of Rome– SAYS!! WHOA!! Hold UP a bit –HERE Fellas!! Isn’t GOD’S HOLY WORD, ample– in just how one –is to be made Spiritually-Clean, in God’s Eyes, via His Holy Written Word, thru Christ, ???? DO WHAT!! FOLKS!! This SMACKS of the on-coming of the NEW WORLD ORDER of —not only GOVERNANCE and GLOBAL GOVERNMENT, ONE, iin STANDING, but NOW, here it comes folks, A ONE WORLD RELIGION, being that of the CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ROME!! KISS MY GRITS!! YOU ARE GOING TO BE SHOCKED–beyond your wildest imagination!! READ FOR YOURSELF!! Then let’s DIG DOWN much DEEPER, after the INITIAL SHOCK as worn OFF!! Oh my Holy Lamb of God!! MORE LATER on THIS, for sure!! WAKE UP FOLKS!! NEW WORLD ORDER is ALIVE AND WELL!!

  17. good prank, I wonder how many people believe these articles here 😀 God created brain for everyone, your duty is to USE IT!!!

  18. A beautifull move, am encouraging all others to join this movement to the truth. Christ prays that all :is follower may be one, I believe this prayer is begining to be answered. Praise the Lord

  19. Dear Constitution Defender, if you good enough in philology or at least linguistic, you will know that Peter (Petros, Greek; Petrus, Latin; Cephas or Kepha, HEBREW) means, The Rock. His original name is Shimon or Simeon (Simon in modern English). The name Cephas was given by Jesus. Thus, what will the logic of language sound when Jesus said, “Peter, upon this rock I will build my church …”? I am an Indonesian, from Flores Island. I learn philosophy and teach philosophy. I do not learn theology. But I understand theology by the course of philosophy, at least very simple logic like this! Another note to you: Reading your comments reveal the truth to me about you by your hiding ID, that you are not polite, you are not smart, you have no wisdom. Are you proud enough to get involved in this conversation even as a disciple of Jesus? Shame on you!

  20. People are so stupid today. Absolutely completely idiotic and stupid. The Catholic church is the original church that Christ started. It is the ONLY church where the priest has the power to turn bread into the literal body of Christ, the Holy sacrifice. What people do not understand and are so blinded towards, is that the Catholic church has been under attack for years, and infiltrated by Marxists with the intent on bringing it down. When you see something that is attacked so harshly, it is a dead give-away that it is the real thing. Decades ago, marxists infiltrated the Catholic church and began recruiting homosexual priests KNOWING what would happen. Vatican II changed the one and true Traditional mass to a copy of a protestant form of mass. The council at the time that did this were communist/marxist infiltrators.

    Yes, the current pope is a marxist jesuit infiltrator. He is the result of approximately 100 years of infiltration. My recommendation is for people to convert to Catholicism, but at the same time REJECT the Novus Ordo mass and only attend Traditional Mass. And no, you do not have to donate money to the Catholic church. You can go to Catholic church and not give a dime. So stop say “I’m not givin my money to that satanic catholic church!!”.

    A person can be a Traditional Catholic, while at the same time rejecting the current Novus Ordo mass and the current pope. This way, you can belong to the one and true church that celebrates the true Holy Sacrifice and find salvation, while at the same time rejecting the current fake Catholic Church that has been infiltrated by marxist communist freemasons.

    1. Vat 2 and the new Mass contain heresies in total opposition to what the Church taught before. If you reject Vat 2 and the new Mass, you have to reject every Vat 2 pope because they have all promulgated the heresies. This is the longest sedevacantist (chair of Peter being empty) period in Church history—almost 50 years. There was a 3 year period of no legitimate pope earlier in Church history.

      There a growing number of traditional Latin Masses in sedevacantist chapels. If you attend
      a traditional Latin Mass in a diocesan church, you are in union with Vat 2 and Francis. If you attend an SSPX, while they reject Vat 2 and the new Mass, they are still in union w Francis as his name is mentioned as part of the liturgy. Having the stench of such a man’s name in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass cannot be pleasing to God.

      Francis totally fits the prophecy of the saint after which he named himself–St Francis of Assisi:

      http://twoheartspress.com/uncategorized/st-francis-prophecy-of-the-false-pope/

  21. Folks, read the other articles on this site……………this is not a true story – this is satire. The other articles are too. If this were true you would have nothing but 24/7 on the news. Fact is protestant churches have made no such agreement with the Vatican

  22. I do not think this story of reunification is true. Should it be true, all major media would have made it headlines. Be careful with such satire like this and do not make things worse by fooling around.

  23. The reunion is good but has a danger impact. It limits the spreading of the gospel and at the tower of babel God did not liked people coming together and he scattered them. Reunion is not necessary this time but i would prefer if people could scatter very much and reach those who are not reached

  24. Johar
    1.The spirit of ecumenical movement referring to Vatican 2, is always equality among the church,
    so if I see this so call unification by this article, I should say it is not unification at all, because it is against the spirit of Vatican 2 ecumenical movement.
    2. You have to stop seeing church as Catholic perspective only,
    but you have to start learning to see the church with universal perspective,
    the word catholic means universal, but today we use Catholic as a denomination (name) of a church,
    especially if we combine Rome + Catholic, then it doesn’t mean universal any more.
    The fact today, universal church is contain a bunch of denominations.
    The Catholic Church have to acknowledge this fact, if you want unification really happen in the universal church
    3. Peter was not the fist pope, he was an apostle, but he was never been a bishop, and there was no papal institution when Peter lived.
    if we see at the church history, Theodosius(379-395) made him self the head of the state church of Rome, so he was the first emperor established the papal institution, may be we can name him as the first pope, for more apropriate.
    4. My closing statement, lets be open minded, don’t discredit one another

    1. this article is a distortion to suit catholic viewpoint. pastors Joel & Rick were never n will never accept the wrong beliefs n practices of catholic. whoever the writer! u r telling a lie. Pls stop deceiving people

  25. First, there is no possibility of reunification between the pope and true protestants without the whole recognizing of the inaltered Augsburg confession as catholic creed. Secondly, the canon Law and the official liturgy must be changed to fit with This confession. I suggere to adopte the 1549 B.C.P, without “filioque” in the Nicene creed, for This. That’s all. Take it or leave it!

  26. The pope was in South America and definitely did not meet with Rick Warren and/or Joel Osteen during the time this article claims. Please check the internet for the pope’s schedule. It is available for everyone to reed.

  27. THIS IS SITE PUBLISHES FAKE NEWS!! And since its it found anywhere else, this is another FAKE story. Just like the other one last month about the pope changing the commandments. It’s all FAKE

  28. Jesus said I have other sheep I will bring them and they will be one Shepherd and one flock, it is the time that the prophecy to be fulfilled. Jn 10

  29. Uh… that is the bride of antichrist. The Catholic church is full of heresy, not that Protestant churches have it all right, but the true bride and servant of Christ is the born again Christian, bible believing Christian, who leaves the Catholic church to have a personal relationship with Jesus as it can only occur outside of the Catholic church. The harlot church has formed, behold the rise of the beast and the harlot who rides upon him, for she is drunk with the blood of the saints of Jesus!
    Come out of her my people, do not partake of her abominations! Repent and turn to Jesus alone for salvation! The time is short! The reformation will never be over as God will always prevail!

  30. I am interested in more information about Protestant Leaders Declare Reunification of Churches Under the Holy See
    In Christ
    Fred

  31. This Article is 100% Bogus…..Rick Warren et al are not reunifying with the Catholic Church. I am a former Fundamentalist Protestant and a well educated Catholic. This article is true as to what returning to full communion for a validly Baptized Protestant who accepts the Nicene Faith….but the Theme and Headline are fallacious and fictitious. This is obviously a Fundi troll posing as a research Journalist. No Sourcing etc.

  32. This is totally unbelievable!j!
    I will not be a part of this movement if in fact it is true!!
    I hold my protestant faith very dear to my heart and will follow no man on this earth, my faith is in my Lord Jesus Christ , this movement is foretold in the Bible.
    We are most deffinatly living in the final days before our Lord returns for his church and his people.
    May God be with us is my fervent prayer!!

  33. Wow! Talk about confused “leaders”. Calling born again believers heretics. Absolutely unbelievable. And joining up with unredeemed unrepentant. Amazing.

  34. Sounds like Protestant leaders have sold themselves and congregations to the devil and apostate church Union. They choose man over yeshua as bride of Christ the King. Anyone under this influence needs to get as
    Far away from this as possible. Poop is not your savior!!!! Very disturbing!!!!

  35. I’m so angry that preachers I have looked up too for years, now I know that they were never genuine in the first place. But I will pray that they will see the light and get saved.

  36. Who says the Catholic Church is the true church? She destroyed millions during the Dark Ages and certain of her teachings are non-Biblical. She has perverted the simple teachings of the Scriptures.

  37. Who says the Catholic Church is the true church? She destroyed millions during the Dark Ages. Some of her doctrines are non-biblical. She has not changed. We’re living in an informed society, but if she were given the same opportunity as she had back in the Dark Ages, she would do the same in controlling the conscience. These protestant leaders know not what they are doing in reality.

  38. I’m so happy! God spoke this to my heart let year before I read thid…it’s a confirmation to read this article. 😀

  39. This made me cry with tears of joy!
    Praise God! Thank God for our Pope Francis! Thank you, oh Holy Spirit for moving among those who participated in these historic meetings!

  40. lol sorry to hear folks but to those new to the internet, pls read up on his other articles and works first before believing everything on the internet. R. Hobbus J. D. is an internet con reporter who fabricates funny satirical reports also known popularly as your common internet troll though this guy seems hes done more effort in beautifying his website to attract unwitting readers like you

  41. It’s just the right time. Let Christians unite now and we can be stronger against the Evil One! God is great! The devil now roaring waiting to destroy the Body of Christ but they will not succeed. Let Christians unite now. Believe and we shall be victorious amen!

  42. How many protestant denominations are there today? Each of the more than 60 thousand protestant denominations claims to be superior / better than the other. Isn’t it that the fruits of the Holy Spirit is unity, joy and love? Protestants are so divided, filled with hatred against the Catholic Church and true joy can only be experienced in loving. It’s a fact that the bible is originally compiled by the Catholic Church from which the protestant churches made their own versions – if the original bible is a Catholic creation and we all believe that the Bible is the word of God, how could it be that the Catholic church is of Satan. Stop watching the many lies you see in youtube.com – those are devil’s works. How could a pope be anti-Christ? All he preaches is faith in Jesus and His love. The anti-Christ are those who denied our Lord Jesus and those who told lies to mislead people so they would get our of the true Church and be deprived of the sacraments . The catholic church continues to produce saints/ holy men and women whose life and examples are truly Christian, whose love of God and neighbor is truly extraordinary. Take away the money element in religion and thousands of these protestant denominations will disappear over night. Peace and love to all . God bless

  43. I am wondering if you have ever read The Great Controversy by E.G. White? It appears that your
    comments parallel her thoughts. What will soon happen in the US is the enforcement of Sunday Laws, do you concur?

  44. My goodness,does my relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit mean nothing thus far? This article is trying to make me feel like my Faith comes to nothing. I have already been christened, and I have already been confirmed. I cannot believe that it meant nothing to our Lord. Shame on those responsible for suggesting it.

  45. “Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues.” Rev. 18:4

  46. If this is true, then it is the beginning of the end. Christ’s return will come sooner than we expected.
    Imagine what all the Christian martyrs would say if they could witness this unification?

  47. “Through the two great errors, the immortality of the soul and Sunday sacredness, Satan will bring the people under his deceptions. While the former lays the foundation of spiritualism, the latter creates a bond of sympathy with Rome. The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience”. Great Controversy, pg 588 para. 1

  48. Dear Sir,

    is it possible that You can give some extra informations on this article? A friend of mine was not able to find an other source telling them same news.
    Thank You in advance for Your kind help.
    Kind regards, Angela

  49. Dit moet eintlik lees ‘Sommige Protestante leiers wil katolieke word’ aangesien die mense ʼn baie klein minderheid is tussen al die Protestante.

  50. The leaders of the Anglican churches are out of touch with the grass roots of the church, they have rude awakening waiting for them, like the men in grey suits, they will be replaced if this silly talk leads to another reformation!

  51. How dare you refer to protestants as having a history of heresy, that is the reason 50 million Christians were burned at stake because they wouldnt recant to a medevil Church who sold penetance at a price. A far as Osteen and his fellow reunified priest friends good riddance.

  52. Christ gave us a new covenant when He died on the cross. Catholics would understand that if they actually studied the entire Bible. Confession? I have confession with my Savior everyday. I don’t need a priest or a pope or any human to do that for me. No one does. The Bible explains that in great detail. The Seventh day is the sabbath, Saturday not Sunday. The Catholic book that explains their beliefs explains that they changed the day from Saturday to Sunday. It’s right there written down and no one seems to care. Catholicism is not the Holy will of God, it’s corruption and manipulation by the pope and by Rome.

  53. We should not be bowing to the Pope. They are so foolish to be following the beast, but the Bible does say that we as a world will do so, and by the time they realize they were wrong it will be too late for them. I pray that we may stand firm for Jesus and His truth.

  54. It is absurd!

    We are protestants for a reason. No man, including the Pope, can ever take the place of Jesus Christ and claim to forgive sins. Furthermore, the sacrifice of Jesus paying in His blood was absolute and perfect and “offering” Him again and again in the Eucharist destroys the belief in Jesus. Did He not say that only through Him can we go to the Father? It is SHAMEFUL for these mega “evangelists” to bow down to Rome and betray our Lord Jesus like this!

  55. This development is frightening. Why? FIrst off, the Bible clearly states that confession is through Jesus Christ, NOT a priest! Second, with the Protestant churches unifying with the Catholic Church, they are open to the idea of the infallibility of the Pope. That in of itself is heresy! So, what are we going to see now? Statues of the Virgin Mary and other holy figures at our local Lutheran Church..something clearly against the Ten Commandments(do not worship graven images..) All I can say is that I’m glad I’m becoming a 7th Day Adventist. We worship on SATURDAY..NOT SUNDAY. Saturday is the proper SABBATH, NOT SUNDAY. True Protestants…BEWARE..and get out before it’s TOO LATE.

  56. Seems to me like old WOUNDS are being healed for them. Funny how the Vatican still absorbs the practices of the world just to have a stake of power. Do not go to her. You will regret it.

  57. Unification of Eastern Orthodox and Protestant Churches with Roman Catholic Church makes me shiver down to the spine, and on the other hand RC is busy building ecumenism with other world religious bodies. This clearly points out to the woman of Revelation chapter 17: Through videos RC and their cohorts/agents like Joel Osteen, Ophra, Rick Warren etc. . promoting many ways to salvation against the very foundation of faith. There is no salvation in Muslim, Buddhist,Judaism,Hinduism and in any other religions of this world except in Jesus according to the Bible Acts 4:12. John 14:6. Pope Francis is promoting false christian religion a.k.a. one world religion which is call Mysterious Babylon mother of all harlots.Beware my beloved Catholics, Lutherans, Evangelicals, and Orthodox Christians you are being fooled by the Devil himself. I know our leaders had sold their souls to Satan. Now it is time for us to make our decision to follow our leaders who make joint declaration with RC or united with Pope. Follow true Christian leaders who is not bowing down to RC and the Pope. Being Evangelical I am ashamed of our leaders who sold out their souls to Satan,I boldly declare, I will not follow you to the HELL. You go alone.

  58. The reason Protestants are divided from the Catholic church is BIBLE teachings, but as many churches no longer bother with teaching the FULL Bible, but compromise and man’s direction……

  59. I MEAN NO OFFENCE WITH MY LETTERS IN FULL CAPS. THIS IS MY USUAL WAY:

    AFTER ALL ELLEN G. WHITE WAS CORRECT: “The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.” (ELLEN G, WHIT,E THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, 588)

    SEE THESE LINKS: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/gc/gc35.html;
    AND http://www.whiteestate.org/books/gc/gc36.html

    THE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH ALREADY KNEW THIS WILL HAPPEN. AND THE COMMON DENOMINATOR FOR THIS UNION WILL BE SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.

  60. AFTER ALL, ELLEN G. WHITE WAS CORRECT:

    SHE PREDICTED THIS OVER 100 YEARS AGO:

    THE BIBLE PREDICTED IT IN REVELATION 13.11-18.

    WHITE, IN HER BOOK THE GREAT CONTROVERSY, 588, STATES:

    “The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience.”

    READ THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

    1) http://www.whiteestate.org/books/gc/gc35.html

    3) http://www.whiteestate.org/books/gc/gc36.html

  61. ‎(THE QUOTES IN SMALL LETTERS ARE OF CYRIL – FILIPINO; LARGE CAPS ENCLOSED IN PARENTHESIS ARE ‎THE REPLIES OF ARTAXERXES) ‎

    CYRIL – FILIPINO WROTE: ‎

    ‎”Primacy of Peter” (THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAPACY)‎

    ‎”Matt. to Rev. – Peter is mentioned 155 times and the rest of apostles combined are only mentioned ‎‎130 times” (THERE WAS NOTHING SIGNIFICANT IN THE MENTION OF PETER 155 TIMES. THE FACT ‎REMAINS THAT PETER WAS A JEW, AND NOT A ROMAN GENTILE, AND SO WERE THE REST OF THE ‎APOSTLES.) ‎

    ‎”Peter is also always listed first except in 1 Cor. 3:22 and Gal. 2:9 (which are obvious exceptions to the ‎rule).” (THE GENIUS BEHIND THE RENEWED TESTAMENT PROVIDES US NO TRADENTS THROUGH ‎WHICH WE CAN ASSUME THAT PETER SHOULD BE LISTED FIRST IN THE LIST OF THE BOOKS OF THE ‎BIBLE. EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE IN 1 CORINTHIANS 3.22 AND GALATIANS 2.9 ARE NOT EXCEPTIONS TO ‎A THING THAT IS NOT A RULE IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE FACT THE HE WAS LISTED FIRST DOES NOT ‎PROVE ANYTHING. THE EXCEPTIONS IN 1COR.3.22 AND GAL.2.9 SHOWS THAT THERE IS NO SUCH ‎THING A PETER PRIMACY IN THE LIST OF THE PILLARS OF THE CHURCH. BUT THIS CLAIM IS FAKE. IN ‎JAMES’ LETTER JAMES WAS LISTED FIRST, NOT PETER’S. IN PAUL’S LETTER PAUL’S NAME WAS LISTED ‎FIRST, NOT PETER’S. AND SO WITH THE ACCOUNTS BY MATTHEW [JESUS CHRIST WAS MENTIONED ‎FIRST, NOT PETER], MARK [JESUS CHRIST WAS FIRST MENTIONED, NOT PETER], LUKE [THEOPHILUS ‎CAME FIRST, NOT PETER], AND JOHN [ THE WORD LEADS THE PRIMACY, NOT PETER]. IN JOHN’S ‎ACCOUNT, [ANDREW WAS MENTIONED FIRST [JOHN.1.40], NOT PETER]. IN FACT PETER’S NAME ‎APPEARS ONLY TWICE AS FIRST IN THE LIST IN THE BOOKS OF THE RENEWED TESTAMENT. BUT THERE ‎WAS NO MENTION OF PETER IN THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS. I GOT YOUR POINT THAT IN THE LIST OF ‎APOSTLES, PETER COMES FIRST, BUT THERE IS NO LOGICAL CONNECTION TO BEING LISTED FIRST AND ‎BEING A LEADER. JAMES, NOT PETER WAS THE OFFICIAL HEAD OF THE FIRST CHURCH. BUT NOTICE ‎THAT JAMES WAS NOT LISTED FIRST IN T HE ROLL OF THE DISCIPLES. YET DURING THE COUNCIL IT WAS ‎JAMES, NOT PETER WHO DECIDES AND GIVES DIRECTION. AND PAUL, NOT PETER, WAS THE APOSTLES ‎TO THE GENTILES. SO THERE IS NOT CONNECTION BETWEEN PETER AND ROME, BUT PAUL AND ROME. ‎

    Matt. 10:2; Mark 1:36; 3:16; Luke 6:14-16; Acts 1:3; 2:37; 5:29 – these are some of many examples ‎where Peter is mentioned first among the apostles. (THE FACT THAT HE WAS MENTIONED FIRST DOES ‎NOT GAVE HIM AUTHORITY OVER THE REST OF THE DISCIPLES. REMEMBER CHRIST’ PRINCIPLES IN ‎MATTHEW 23.8-12; LUKE 22.24-27. THERE IS NO FIRST OR PETER-PRIMACY IN THAT PRINCIPLE. WHEN ‎THE CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED INTO A COUNCIL, IT WAS JAMES, NOT PETER WHO ARBITRATE THE ‎PROCEEDINGS AND THE DECISION OF THAT COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM). THE AFOREMENTIONED TEXTS ‎MAY BE TRUE AND MAY BE NOT. LET’S INVESTIGATE ONE BY ONE: Matt. 10:2 (PETER WAS MENTIONED ‎FIRST, CORRECT); Mark 1:36 (SEE VERSE 17, IT WAS TO BOTH OF THEM WHERE THE CALL WAS ‎ADDRESSED, NOT JUST TO PETER, ALTHOUGH IN JOHN 1.35-42 IT WAS ANDREW WHO FIRST ‎DISCOVERED CHRIST WAS ANDREW AND WHO WAS FIRST LISTED, NOT PETER; MARK 3:16 (PETER WAS ‎LISTED FIRST, CORRECT, BUT THERE WAS NO PRIMACY IN SUCH ORDINATION. IN MARK 3.14 IT WAS ‎WRITTEN PLAINLY “HE ORDAINED TWELVE” NOT JUST PETER); Luke 6:14-16 (PETER WAS AGAIN LISTED ‎FIRST, BUT THE CHOSEN ONES WERE THE “TWELVE” (V.13), NOT JUST PETER, NOR WAS THERE ANY ‎PRIMACY IN THE MENTION OF PETER; Acts 1:3 (PETER WAS NOT MENTIONED HERE, THIS TEXT IS ‎MISPLACED, PERHAPS YOU MEAN VERSE 13); ACTS 2:37 (OF COURSE THIS WAS ADDRESSED TO PETER ‎AND THE APOSTLES BECAUSE PETER’S SPEECH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF CHAPTER TWO AS WE CAN READ IN ‎VERSES 14-36. BUT WHY ARE THE REST OF THE APOSTLES INCLUDED IN THE DECISION MAKING IF PETER ‎ALONE OR THE PAPACY ALONE IS TO DECIDE? NO SUCH THING AS MONOLITHIC RULE AMONG ‎CHRIST’S FOLLOWERS); ACTS 5:29 (PETER AND THE APOSTLES ANSWERED, AND NOT JUST PETER ‎ALONE. THE GOOD THING HERE IS THAT PETER RESOLVES TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN, BUT ‎ROMAN-CATHOLICS OBEY MEN RATHER THAN GOD. HOW IRONIC.) ‎

    Matt. 14:28-29 – only Peter has the faith to walk on water. No other man in Scripture is said to have ‎the faith to walk on water. This faith ultimately did not fail. (BUT PETER WAS REBUKED AS HAVING ‎‎”LITTLE FAITH” IN VERSE 31. PETER HAD NOTHING TO BOAST ABOVE HIS FELLOWS. THE HIGHLIGHT OF ‎THIS VERSE IS NOT PETER, BUT YAHSHUA WALKING ON THE WATER, THE YAHSHUA WHOM THEY ‎WORSHIPED AS “THE SON OF GOD.” NO WORSHIP OF PETER IS MENTIONED. NOR UNDERSCORED. ‎WHEN IT COMES TO MISSIONARY TOURS, MIRACLES, AND WRITINGS, PAUL OUTDID PETER. ‎

    Matt. 16:16, Mark 8:29; John 6:69 – Peter is first among the apostles to confess the divinity of Christ. ‎‎(THIS KNOWLEDGE WAS NOT INNATE IN PETER BUT ONLY CONFERRED TO HIM BY YAHSHUAH’S ‎‎”FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN” (MTT.16.17); IN MARK 8.29 NO DIVINITY OF CHRIST WAS PRESENTED, ‎BUT SIMPLY THAT JESUS WAS THE CHRIST; IN JOHN 6.69 IT WAS NOT PETER ALONE WHO BELIEVE THAT ‎YAHSHUA WAS THE CHRIST THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD, BUT “WE BELIEVE” -THAT IS, THE TWELVE ‎APOSTLES OF WHICH PETER WAS ONLY A SPOKESMAN.‎

    Matt. 16:17 – Peter alone is told he has received divine knowledge by a special revelation from God ‎the Father. (THE VERSE DOES NOT SAY “PETER ALONE” OR “YOU ALONE” IN THE SENSE OF A ‎REVELATION EXCLUSIVE TO PETER ALONE. IN FACT WHAT WAS REVEALED TO JOHN IN JOHN 1.1-18 FAR ‎OUTWEIGHS PETER’S KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS. PAUL EVEN GOES FURTHER WHEN IT COMES TO THE ‎REVELATION GIVEN HIM ABOUT WHO JESUS TRULY IS (2CORINTHIANS 2.7-9; GALATIANS 1.12; ‎PHILIPPIANS 2.5-11; 1CORINTHIANS 15.24-28; ROMANS 9.5; 1THESSALONIANS 4.16-16; ‎‎2THESSALONIANS 2.8; 1TIMOTHY 3.16; TITUS 2.13; HEBREWS 1.1-14)‎

    Matt. 16:18 – Jesus builds the Church only on Peter, the rock, with the other apostles as the ‎foundation and Jesus as the Head. (NO, JESUS IS THE ROCK. THE ARAMAIC “CEPHAS” MEANS “A ‎STONE” (JOHN 1.42). SPECIFIED IN MATTHEW 16.18, PETROS (PETER) IS NOT THE SAME AS PETRA ‎‎(ROCK). PETROS IS A ROLLING STONE, A PEBBLE, A ROCK DERIVED FROM A LARGER ROCK, WHILE ‎PETRA IS THE ORIGINAL MOTHER ROCK FROM WHOM PETROS IS DERIVED. WHILE PETROS IS A ‎MOVEABLE ROCK, PETRA IS A FIXED, IMMOVABLE ROCK. THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION IS NOT PETER ‎BUT CHRIST(1CORINTHIANS 10.4), GOD IS THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION (PS.95.1; 2SAM.22.47; ‎PS.18.46; 89.26; NOT PETER. THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAITH IS LAID ON THE APOSTLES AND ‎PROPHETS WITH JESUS ARE THE CHIEF CORNER (EPH.2.20), PETER KNEW THIS (1PETER 2.4-6). PETER ‎HIMSELF MADE NO STATEMENT THAT HE WAS T HE ROCK, NOR THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH, ‎NOR ITS HEAD. SO THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD LEAN ON PETER FOR OUR ‎SALVATION. PETER IS NOT OUR MEDIATOR OR HIGH PRIEST. JESUS ALONE IS (1TIMOTHY.2.5; HEBREWS ‎‎4.14-16). THEREFORE A PRIESTHOOD BASED ON PETER AS THE ROCK IS USELESS AND RIDICULOUS LIKE ‎WHAT THE PAPAL OFFICE IS. NOTICE YOUR QUOTE “Jesus builds the Church only on Peter, the rock, ‎with the other apostles as the foundation and Jesus as the Head.” (THIS IS LOGICALLY INCONSISTENT. ‎HOW CAN YOU CLAIM YAHSHUA BUILDS THE CHURCH “only” ON PETER AND YET ADD THE WORDS ‎‎”with the other apostles” AND AGAIN ADD “as the foundation”? ON WHOM CHRIST BUILDS HIS ‎CHURCH, ON PETER ALONE OR “with other apostles”? WHO IS THE FOUNDATION, “Peter” alone or ‎‎”with other apostles”?. THE BOOK OF ACTS DOES NOT PRESENT PETER AS THE FOUNDATION OR THE ‎ROCK OF THE CHURCH. THAT ROCK REMAINS CHRIST. THE FOUNDATION IS BUILD ON THE PROPHETS ‎AND THE APOSTLES WITH CHRIST AS THE CHIEF CORNER STONE [EPH.2.20; 1PETER 2.6]. —-AFTER ‎CALLING HIS NAME “PETER” -THE ROLLING ROCK, YAHSHUA REBUKED HIM CALLING HIM “SATAN” AND ‎‎”A STUMBLING BLOCK” (MATTHEW 16.23) ‎

    Matt. 16:19 – only Peter receives the keys, which represent authority over the Church and facilitate ‎dynastic succession to his authority. (NO. THE STATEMENT IS “AND I WILL GIVE UNTO YOU [plural] THE ‎KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”. IT’S “SOI” IN GREEK, NOT “SU”. SOI IS PLURAL. YAHSHUA WAS ‎ADDRESSING THE WHOLE TWELVE IN THAT WORD FORESHADOWED IN VERSE 15’S “BUT WHOM SAY YE ‎‎[plural] THAT I AM.” THERE IS A SHIFT IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS FROM VERSES 17, 18 ‎TO VERSE 19. THE TWO VERSES (17 & 18) WERE IN THE SINGULAR, REFERRING TO PETER ALONE. WHILE ‎VERSE 19 ARE IN THE PLURAL. THAT’S BASIC GREEK STUFF. LET NO ONE BE MISGUIDED BY THE FALSE ‎AND UNBIBLICAL LOGIC OF THE ROMAN CHURCH.‎

    Matt. 17:24-25 – the tax collector approaches Peter for Jesus’ tax. Peter is the spokesman for Jesus. ‎He is the Vicar of Christ. (PETER INCAUTIOUSLY SAYS “YES” WITHOUT THINKING WHAT HE WAS DOING. ‎JESUS’S WORDS IN VERSE 25 IS AN IMPLIED REBUKE THE PETER ACTUALLY NEVER KNEW THE OFFICIAL ‎AUTHORITY WHICH THE MESSIAH, AS THE SON OF GOD, SUSTAINS IN THE JEWISH TEMPLE AND THE ‎NATURAL WORLD AS THE ONE EXEMPT FROM TAX (FOLLOW THE THOUGHT IN VERSES 25, 26). IN ‎VERSE 27 “HINA-DE” (BUT IN ORDER THAT). NOTICE THE WORD “BUT” -THAT’S A NEGATION OF VERSE ‎‎26’S LEGAL RIGHTS. YAHSHUA WAS LEGALLY RIGHT IN BEING EXEMPT FROM TAXES BECAUSE GOD WAS ‎HIS FATHER; HE AS THE MESSIAH IS EXEMPT FROM TAX. RATHER, THE TAX SHOULD BE LAID ON THOSE ‎WHO ARE ON THE OUTSIDE, THE STRANGERS, WHILE HE AS THE SON WAS EXEMPT. YET, IN ORDER NOT ‎TO OFFEND THEM, YAHSHUA CONDESCENDED TO PAY TRIBUTE. IN THE MIRACLE INTIMATES IN VERSE ‎‎27, YAHSHUA GAVE TO PETER A PROOF OF HIS DIVINITY THAT ALL THE FORCES OF NATURE ARE UNDER ‎HIS CONTROL. PETER’S FAITH WAVERS WHEN HE UNDERESTIMATED JESUS AND ASSUMED THAT HIS ‎MASTER WILL PAY TRIBUTE AS IF YAHSHUA WE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MAN. PETER FORGOT THAT HIS ‎MASTER IS LORD OVER ALL ROMAN POTENTATES AND IS NOT BOUND BY ANY OBLIGATION TO PAY ‎TAXES OR TRIBUTE BEING THE SON OF GOD WHO RULES ALL THINGS. IN SAYING “YES” TO CHRIST’S ‎CAVILERS, PETER UNDERESTIMATED HIS MASTER’S TRUE PERSONALITY. BUT NOTICE IN VERSE 25, ‎YAHSHUA PREVENTED PETER BY ASKING ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THE KING’S HOUSEHOLD IN NOT ‎PAYING TRIBUTE. PETER’S ACCEDING WAS WRONG. PETER, IN SAYING “YES” DID NOT DO THE RIGHT ‎THING. JESUS HAD TO PREVENT HIM BECAUSE LEGALLY, HE AS THE KING OF KINGS AND THE SON OF ‎GOD WAS EXEMPT FROM PAYING TRIBUTE. YET, LEST THEY SHOULD OFFEND THEM, HE TOLD PETER TO ‎PAY. NEVERTHELESS, HE DID IT IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PROVE HIS DIVINITY. ONE MORE POINT. THERE ‎WAS NO INDICATION THAT PETER WAS THE VICAR OF CHRIST IN THAT PASSAGE. THE TRUE VICAR OF ‎CHRIST IS HIS HOLY SPIRIT, NOT PETER; JUST AS THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST [1CORINTHIANS ‎‎11.3], NOT A RABBI, BISHOP, PRIEST, PASTOR, OR ANY PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY),‎

    Matt. 17:26-27 – Jesus pays the half-shekel tax with one shekel, for both Jesus and Peter. Peter is ‎Christ’s representative on earth. (NO. PETER IS NOT CHRIST’S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH. CHRIST’S ‎REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH ARE HIS CHILDREN, HIS FOLLOWERS, NOT JUST PETER. PETER HIMSELF ‎CLARIFIES THIS IN 1PETER 2.9 “THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED ‎YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO MARVELOUS LIGHT.” [SEE ALSO 2PETER 1.3-11. PAUL IN THE SAME VEIN ‎MENTIONS THE SAME IN PHILIPPIANS 2.12-15; AND SO ALSO CHRIST HIMSELF [MATTHEW 5.44-48]; ‎AND JOHN [1JOHN 4.17; 3.1,2].‎

    Matt. 18:21 – in the presence of the disciples, Peter asks Jesus about the rule of forgiveness. One of ‎many examples where Peter takes a leadership role among the apostles in understanding Jesus’ ‎teachings. (NO. THERE WAS NO LEADERSHIP CONCERN HERE, BUT FORGIVENESS. PETER’S ASKING IN ‎THIS INSTANCE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS PRIMACY IN ANY WAY. RATHER, ABOUT THE PRIMACY ‎OF UNLIMITED FORGIVENESS AS TAUGHT BY THE MESSIAH OUR LORD. AGAIN THE WORD USED IN ‎VERSE 22 “I SAY NOT UNTO THEE [plural] UNTIL SEVEN TIMES: BUT, UNTIL SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN.” ‎CHRIST WAS ADDRESSING ALL HIS HEARERS. THE LORD’S TEACHING ABOUT FORGIVENESS IS THE MAIN ‎POINT OF THE PASSAGE, NOT THE PERSON OF PETER. STOP DIVERTING PEOPLE’S MINDS FROM THE ‎TEACHINGS OF CHRIST TO PETER WHO IS NOT OUR LORD AND MASTER.)‎

  62. PART 2 (THE QUOTES IN SMALL LETTERS ARE OF CYRIL – FILIPINO; LARGE CAPS ENCLOSED IN ‎PARENTHESIS ARE THE REPLIES OF ARTAXERXES) ‎

    CYRIL – FILIPINO WROTE: ‎

    ‎”Primacy of Peter” (THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAPACY)‎

    Matt. 19:27 – “Peter speaks on behalf of the apostles by telling Jesus that they have left everything to ‎follow Him.” (NO. PETER NEVER SPOKE ON BEHALF OF THE DISCIPLES. HE SIMPLY SPOKE. IN VERSE 28, ‎THE WORDS WERE ADDRESSED TO THE APOSTLES, NOT JUST TO PETER. AGAIN, PETER’S ‎SPOKESMANSHIP DOES NOT MAKE HIM SPECIAL OR PRINCE OVER THE TWELVE. IN FACT, HIS DENIAL ‎OF CHRIST WAS A SHAMEFUL BETRAYAL OF TRUST. GATES OF HELL PREVAILED AGAINST PETER WHEN ‎HE DENIED HIS LORD WITH CURSING AND SWEARING. JOHN AND NATHANIEL NEVER DID SUCH ‎BLATANT DENIAL). ‎

    Mark 10:28 – “here also, Peter speaks on behalf of the disciples by declaring that they have left ‎everything to follow Him.”(NO. PETER NEVER SPOKE ON BEHALF THE DISCIPLES. HE SIMPLY SPOKE ‎WHAT’S IN HIS MIND AS HE USED TO DO, WITHOUT THINKING FIRST. THAT’S PETER’S IMPULSIVE TRAIT. ‎BUT WHAT JESUS SPOKE IN VERSE 29 IS THE WHAT WE NEED TO PRACTICE AND ADOPT, NOT PETER’S ‎LEAVING ALL TO FOLLOW THE MASTER. AGAIN, THIS PROOFTEXTING IS AN ATTEMPT TO MULTIPLY ‎REFERENCES ESTABLISHING THE WEAK BASIS OF PETER’S PRIMACY. BUT THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS ‎PASSAGE TO PROVE IT.)‎

    Mark 11:21 – Peter speaks on behalf of the disciples in remembering Jesus’ curse on the fig tree. (NO. ‎THE PASSAGE DO NOT SHOW PETER AS SOMEONE SPEAKING FOR THE TWELVE. HE SIMPLY BLURTED ‎OUT AS WAS HIS USUAL WAY. OF COURSE, PETER WAS THE MOST TALKATIVE, BUT JAMES HAS THE ‎ORGANIZATIONAL MIND, AND JOHN WAS CHRIST’S MOST INTIMATE BUDDY. BEING TALKATIVE DOES ‎NOT GUARANTEE THAT ONE IS A GOOD LEADER.) ‎

    Mark 14:37 – at Gethsemane, Jesus asks Peter, and no one else, why he was asleep. Peter is ‎accountable to Jesus for his actions on behalf of the apostles because he has been appointed by Jesus ‎as their leader. (THIS IS NOT A GOOD REASONING. JESUS, OF COURSE, CAUTIONED PETER TO PRAY IN ‎ORDER FOR him NOT TO FALL. REMEMBER HOW CHRIST PREDICTED THAT PETER WOULD DENY HIS ‎MASTER IN VERSES 27-31. HENCE, JESUS’ REMINDER LEST PETER MIGHT FALL. JESUS NEVER APPOINTED ‎PETER AS THEIR LEADER. IF THIS IS TRUE, AND IF CHRIST HAD INSTRUCTED THEM THAT ONE IS THEIR ‎LEADER, THERE WAS NO NEED FOR THEM TO QUARREL AS TO WHO IS THE GREATEST AMONG THEM ‎‎(LUKE 9.46-48; MARK 9.33.37; SEE MARK 10.35-45). ‎

    Mark 16:7 – Peter is specified by an angel as the leader of the apostles as the angel confirms the ‎resurrection of Christ.(PETER WAS SPECIFIED. HE MUST BE SPECIALLY MENTIONED BECAUSE WHEN THE ‎TIME THEIR MASTER WAS KILLED, WHAT PETER DID TO HIM IN DENYING HIM WAS SHAMEFUL TO THE ‎DISCIPLES. IT WOULD BE NATURAL FOR THEM TO BLAME HIM AS THE ONE WHO ADDS SORROW INTO ‎THE HEART OF CHRIST. AT THE MOMENT OF DENIAL, THE LORD TURNED FROM THE FROWNING ‎JUDGES, AND LOOKED FULL UPON PETER. IN THAT LOOK FULL OF LOVE, COMPASSION, AND ‎FORGIVENESS, IT PIERCED PETER’S HEART. PETER HIMSELF WEPT BITTERLY (LUKE 22.61). PETER HAD ‎BEEN SORROWFUL IN WHAT HE DID, THAT OF ALL THE DISCIPLES, WHAT HE DID WAS A REPROACH TO ‎THEIR WORK. BUT AT THE RESURRECTION, THE ANGEL SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED PETER BY NAME. THIS ‎SHOWS THAT ALL HEAVEN WAS ACQUAINTED WITH PETER’S THOUGHTS AND PENITENCE. “TELL HIS ‎DISCIPLES AND PETER” HE SAID (MARK 16.7), WHAT ASSURING, COMFORTING WORDS TO THE ONE ‎WHO NEEDS ASSURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT! THIS IS NOT A MESSAGE TO PETER AS THE LEADER ‎BECAUSE PETER HAD FORFEITED IT BY HIS SHAMEFUL DENIAL. THIS SPECIAL MENTION IS IN REFERENCE ‎TO HIS DEJECTION OF HIS FALL. YAHSHUA HAD TO REINSTATE HIS RESPONSIBILITY AS A NURTURING ‎SHEPHERD IN JOHN 21.15-19. YET, THERE WAS NO ASCENDANCY OR AUTHORITY OF PETER HERE OVER ‎THE DISCIPLES. WHEN ANXIOUS TO KNOW WHAT JOHN WOULD DO, THE MESSIAH HAD TO REMIND ‎HIM THAT IT IS NONE OF HIS BUSINESS WHETHER CHRIST WOULD LET THAT DISCIPLE TARRY TILL HE ‎COMES OR NOT. PETER MUST CARRY OUT HIS OWN MINISTRY WITHOUT UNDUE ANXIETY FOR WHAT ‎FELLOW DISCIPLES WILL BE DOING. HOW OFTEN WE FORGOT OUR OWN DUTIES WHILE WE TRY TO ‎MEDDLE WITH OUR FELLOW-WORKER’S BUSINESS OR MINISTRY TO THE NEGLECT OF OUR OWN ‎MINISTRY. RATHER, WE MUST FOLLOW CHRIST ALONE, AND NOT OUR FELLOW-WORKERS, AND HEAR ‎HIS DIRECTION ALONE AS OUR ONLY HEAD.‎

    Luke 5:3 – Jesus teaches from Peter’s boat which is metaphor for the Church. Jesus guides Peter and ‎the Church into all truth. (NO. THERE IS NO NEED TO ALLEGORIZE THIS PASSAGE.CHRIST SIMPLY ‎THRUST PETER’S BOAT SO THAT HE CAN BETTER BE SEEN AND HEARD BY HIS AUDIENCE. IT WAS NOT ‎PETER WHO WAS USED TO GUIDE US INTO ALL TRUTH, BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS TO GUIDE US INTO ALL ‎TRUTH (JOHN 16.13)‎

    Luke 5:4,10 – Jesus instructs Peter to let down the nets for a catch, and the miraculous catch follows. ‎Peter, the Pope, is the “fisher of men.” (THE MIRACLE WAS DUE TO THE POWER OF CHRIST, NOT OF ‎PETER. CHRIST WAS THE FOCUS, NOT PETER. AND NEITHER PETER WAS A “POPE” (PAPA, OR FATHER). ‎THAT’S FORBIDDEN IN MATTHEW 23.9,8 “CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER UPON THE EARTH, FOR ONE IS ‎YOUR FATHER, WHICH IS IN HEAVEN… AND ALL YE ARE BRETHREN.” PETER WAS TO “CATCH MEN” BUT ‎NOT “FISHER [singular???] OF MEN.” IN MATTHEW 4.18,19 AND MARK 1.16,17, JESUS APPLIES THAT TO ‎BOTH ANDREW AND PETER AS “FISHERS [plural] OF MEN.” THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS FISHER OR ‎MEN IN THE BIBLE. IN FACT, PAUL HAD CATCHED MORE FISHES THAN PETER).‎

    Luke 7:40-50- Jesus addresses Peter regarding the rule of forgiveness and Peter answers on behalf of ‎the disciples. Jesus also singles Peter out and judges his conduct vis-à-vis the conduct of the woman ‎who anointed Him.(THIS CITATION IS MISPLACED. THE SIMON HERE IN LUKE 7.36-50 IS SIMON THE ‎PHARISEE, NOT SIMON PETER. PLEASE BE CAREFUL IN YOUR READING) ‎

    Luke 8:45 – when Jesus asked who touched His garment, it is Peter who answers on behalf of the ‎disciples. (PETER IS NOT THE FOCUS OF THIS STORY BUT THE FAITH OF THAT WOMAN IN VERSES 43-48. ‎IT WAS NOT PETER AS THE SPOKESMAN BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT PETER NATURALLY DO, REACT ‎IMMEDIATELY, BUT IT WAS THE WOMAN’S FAITH THAT SHOULD SPEAK TO US, AND AGAIN WE LOOK ‎TO JESUS WHO IS STILL ABLE AND WILLING TO CURE US, ONLY IF WE COOPERATE AFTER THE CURE ‎‎(JOHN 5.14)‎

    Luke 8:51; 9:28; 22:8; Acts 1:13; 3:1,3,11; 4:13,19; 8:14 – Peter is always mentioned before John, the ‎disciple whom Jesus loved. (YES BUT IN ACTS 15.13-29 IT WAS JAMES WHO WAS THE HEAD OF THE ‎CHURCH, THE DECISION MAKER, NOT PETER. UNTO JAMES WERE ALL CONCERNS REFERRED TO (ACTS ‎‎21.18), NOT UNTO PETER. AND BESIDES, WHY THIS OBSESSION ABOUT PETER WHEN PETER WAS NEVER ‎A ROMAN, A GENTILE, OR A PAPAL CAESAR AT ROME, BUT A SIMPLE JEW WHO WAS A FOLLOWER OF ‎CHRIST AND WAS CRUCIFIED FOR HIS NAME? PETER WAS CRUCIFIED, I WONDER WHY INNOCENT III ‎ORDERED TO KILLING OF RELIGIOUS DISSENTS BY INSTITUTING THE INQUISITION. PETER WAS ‎PERSECUTED, BUT THE PAPAL CAESARS AT ROME ARE THE ONES WHO DO THE PERSECUTING. WHY ‎THIS OBSESSION ABOUT PETER’S BEING MENTIONED FIRST WHEN PETER IS NOT MY MASTER, LORD, ‎SAVIOUR, AND BLESSED HIGH PRIEST? THERE IS NOTHING BID DEAL ABOUT PETER BEING FIRST ‎MENTIONED, AND THERE WAS NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT HIM. AND IF HE IS SPECIAL, AFTER ALL HE ‎WAS A JEW AND REMAINS A JEW FOR LIFE, NOT ROMAN, NOR A SUNDAY-KEEPER, NOR A PAGAN ‎WHO KISSES MARY’S STATUTE.‎

    Luke 9:28;33 – Peter is mentioned first as going to mountain of transfiguration and the only one to ‎speak at the transfiguration. (YES, BUT PETER’S PERFORMANCE WAS NOT SMART ENOUGH. PETER AS ‎WELL AS THE OTHER TWO WERE “HEAVY WITH SLEEP” AND THEY MISSED WHAT MOSES AND ELIJAH ‎WERE TALKING ABOUT WITH JESUS CONCERNING HIS DEATH WHICH SHOULD BEEN A SOURCE OF ‎ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE DISCIPLES WHEN THE TIME WILL COME THAT THEIR MASTER WILL BE ‎HUMILIATED BEFORE THEIR EYES AND CRUCIFIED. BUT AGAIN, PETER IS NOT THE MAIN CHARACTER OF ‎THIS PASSAGE, BUT CHRIST. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT EVENT THAT THE FATHER’S VOICE WAS ‎HEARD SAYING “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON: LISTEN TO HIM”? (LUKE 9.35). WHY PAY ATTENTION TO ‎WHAT PETER IS SAYING? (PETER TALKS NONSENSE). WHY NOT MEDITATE ON WHAT THE VOICE SAID, ‎‎”THIS IS MY BELOVED SON: LISTEN TO HIM” AND THEN WE SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM INDEED? WHY NOT ‎OBEY ALL HIS INSTRUCTIONS IN MATHEW 28.20 WHICH INCLUDES THE SABBATH COMMANDMENT? ‎‎(MATTHEW 24.20; MATTHEW 12.12; MARK 2.27,28; LUKE 13.10-16; JOHN 7.23). ‎

    Luke 12:41 – Peter seeks clarification of a parable on behalf on the disciples. This is part of Peter’s ‎formation as the chief shepherd of the flock after Jesus ascended into heaven. (NO. THIS PASSAGE ‎SPEAKS ABOUT FAITHFULNESS OF OUR DUTIES WITH REGARDS TO THE MASTER’S COMING AND ‎DOING HIS WILL, NOT PETER’S FORMATION AS THE CHIEF SHEPHERD OF THE FLOCK. THERE ARE NO ‎‎”CHIEF SHEPHERD,” “FLOCK” OR CHRIST’S ASCENSION” IN IT. THE IDEA OF BEING “CHIEF” IS NOT WHAT ‎THE MASTER WANTS HIS FOLLOWERS TO HAVE (MATTHEW 20.25-28; MARK 9.33-37; LUKE 9.46-48; ‎‎22.24-27; JOHN 13.15; MATTHEW 23.8-12). THEREFORE NO ROOM FOR “THE PRIMACY OF PETER” OP ‎PAPAL PAGEANTRIES.‎

    Luke 22:31-32 – Jesus prays for Peter alone, that his faith may not fail, and charges him to strengthen ‎the rest of the apostles.(YES, BECAUSE IN VERSES 33, 34 HIS MASTER KNEW HIS IMPULSIVE ‎TENDENCIES TO DENY HIM, THIS IS WHY HE PRAYED FOR HIS POOR, STRUGGLING DISCIPLE, PETER). ‎

    Luke 24:12, John 20:4-6 – John arrived at the tomb first but stopped and waited for Peter. Peter then ‎arrived and entered the tomb first. (IT WAS JOHN, NOT PETER, WHO ARRIVED FIRST AT THE TOMB. ‎THAT’S VERY DETAILED IN JOHN 20.4-8. BUT NONE OF THE TWO HAS THE PRIVILEGE LIKE MARY ‎MAGDALENE TO WHOM THE LORD FIRST APPEARED (MARK 16.9). IT WAS TO MARY MAGDALENE HE ‎FIRST APPEARED TO, NOT TO PETER. AND BEFORE HE ASCENDED “HE WAS SEEN OF JAMES; THEN OF ‎ALL THE APOSTLES” (1CORINTHIANS 15.7).‎

  63. PART 3 (THE QUOTES IN SMALL LETTERS ARE OF CYRIL – FILIPINO; LARGE CAPS ENCLOSED IN ‎PARENTHESIS ARE THE REPLIES OF ARTAXERXES) ‎

    CYRIL – FILIPINO WROTE: ‎

    ‎”Primacy of Peter” (THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAPACY)‎

    Luke 24:34 – the two disciples distinguish Peter even though they both had seen the risen Jesus the ‎previous hour. See Luke 24:33. (NO. THE TWO DISCIPLES WERE NOT OF THE ELEVEN, BUT OF EMMAUS. ‎THEY WERE THE ONES WHO WALKED WITH JESUS IN VERSES 13-33. THEY NEVER DISTINGUISHED PETER. ‎IT WAS THE ELEVEN INSIDE THE ROOM WHO WERE SAYING, “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED AND HATH ‎APPEARED UNTO SIMON.” (V.34). THE TWO DISCIPLES HAD NEVER KNOWN ABOUT CHRIST BEING ‎RISEN. THEY JUST EXPERIENCED HIM WALKING WITH THEM WITH THEIR EYES VEILED. THEY NEVER ‎KNEW ABOUT PETER’S SEEING OF YAHSHUA. IT WAS THE ONES, THE ELEVEN DISCIPLES INSIDE THE ‎ROOM WHO BROKE OUT INTO THANKSGIVING BY SAYING “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED AND HATH ‎APPEARED UNTO SIMON.” SIMON AND JOHN WAS ALREADY INSIDE THAT ROOM, AND THEIR MASTER ‎HAD ALREADY APPEARED UNTO PETER, AND PETER SAW HIM. THIS IS WHY THEY ALL WERE IN HAPPY ‎MOODS THAT THEIR MASTER WAS INDEED ALIVE AN APPEARED UNTO SIMON. IT WAS AFTER THE TWO ‎FROM EMMAUS HEARD THAT THIS GLADNESS INSIDE THE ROOM THAT THEY IN TURN TOLD HOW THE ‎MASTER WALKED WITH THEM ALONG THE WAY. THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT POINT TO DISTINGUISH ‎PETER HERE. IT WAS CHRIST WHO WAS THE CENTRE OF ATTRACTION, THE ONE RECENTLY RISEN WHO ‎WAS THE FOCUS, NOT PETER). ‎

    John 6:68 – after the disciples leave, Peter is the first to speak and confess his belief in Christ after the ‎Eucharistic discourse. (THERE IS NOTHING EUCHARISTIC IN JOHN 6.68. NOTICE THE FLOW OF THE ‎PASSAGE FROM VERSES 66 TO 68: “FROM THAT TIME MANY OF HIS DISCIPLES WENT BACK, AND ‎WALKED NO MORE WITH HIM. THEN SAID JESUS UNTO THE TWELVE, WILL YE ALSO GO AWAY?” LET’S ‎HAVE A PAUSE RIGHT THERE AND REFLECT ABOUT CHRIST’S ATTITUDE. DID OUR LORD THREATEN WITH ‎EXCOMMUNICATION, ANATHEMAS, BULLS, AND INQUISITION THOSE WHO REFUSE TO WALK WITH ‎HIM? NO. WE CAN SEE HERE HOW THE SAVIOUR DESIRES THE EXERCISE OF OUR FREE WILL WHEN IT ‎COMES TO RELIGION AND SALVATION, AND HE DOES NOT FORCE HIMSELF ON PEOPLE LIKE WHAT THE ‎PAPACY DID FOR MANY CENTURIES. READ THOSE TWO VERSES AGAIN, VERSES 66, 67 AND REFLECT ON ‎CHRIST’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM. IT IS NOT THE SAME LIKE WHAT THE ‎ROMAN CHURCH DOES. GOD AS WELL AS CHRIST DESIRES FROM US THE SERVICE OF LOVE. HE WANTS ‎US TO SERVE HIM BECAUSE HE IS WORTHY OF OUR LOVE, AND BECAUSE WE ARE ATTRACTED TO HIS ‎LOVELY CHARACTER. HE TAKES NO PLEASURE IN FORCED ALLEGIANCE OR FORCED OBEDIENCE. AGAIN, ‎THE FOCUS WAS NOT ON PETER ON WHAT HE SAID IN VERSES 68,69, BUT ON HOW THE SAVIOUR ‎REACTED IN VERSES 66, 67. THAT’S THE VERY ESSENCE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WHICH YOU CANNOT ‎EXPERIENCE IN THE ROMAN CHURCH.)‎

    John 13:6-9 – Peter speaks out to the Lord in front of the apostles concerning the washing of feet. ‎‎(WHY THIS OBSESSION TO PETER? WHY NOT MEDITATE ON WHAT THE LORD SAID IN VERSES 12-17 AND ‎BE BLESSED? PETER’S WORDS OR EXAMPLES WERE FAILURES AND BEARS THE MARK OF HUMAN ‎IMPERFECTIONS. YAHSHUA AND HIS WORDS AND EXAMPLES BEARS THE MARK OF PERFECTION WHICH ‎WE OUGHT TO IMITATE (1PETER 1.21-24; 1PETER 4.1,2; 1JOHN 2.3-6; LUKE 4.16; EXODUS 20.11; GENESIS ‎‎2.1-3)‎

    John 13:36; 21:18 – Jesus predicts Peter’s death. Peter was martyred at Rome in 67 A.D. Several ‎hundred years of papal successors were also martyred. (YES, BUT THE PAPAL CAESARS WERE IN TURN ‎THE ONES WHO MADE JOHN HUSS AND JEROME OF PRAGUE MARTYRS, ALONG WITH THE HUNDREDS ‎OF WALDENSIANS, HUGUENOTS, AND THOUSANDS OF JEWS WHO SUFFERED UNDER INNOCENT III ‎AND SEVERAL OTHER PAPAL CAESARS. THIS BRUTALITY BY THE PAPACY ONLY FULFILLS JOHN 16.1-3. ‎PETER WAS NOT THE SAME WITH THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE HIS SUCCESSORS JUST AS ABRAHAM AND ‎MOSES WERE NOT THE SAME WITH THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE THEIR SUCCESSORS, THE JEWS AND THE ‎PHARISEES. (JOHN 8.39,40; MATTHEW 3.9), JUST AS PHYSICAL DESCENT IS NOT GUARANTEE TO ‎AUTHENTICITY (ROMANS 2.28,29; 9.6,27), SO APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION IS NO GUARANTEE TO ‎APOSTOLICITY. IT IS THE TEACHINGS THAT MATTERS. FURTHERMORE, THERE IS NO HISTORICAL PROOF ‎THAT CAN TRACE THE ROMAN CHURCH DIRECTLY TO THE APOSTLES. SUCH CLAIM BY THE ROMAN ‎CHURCH IS BUILT ON FRAUDULENT HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT AUTHENTIC.‎

    John 21:2-3,11 – Peter leads the fishing and his net does not break. The boat (the “barque of Peter”) is ‎a metaphor for the Church. (THERE IS NO NEED TO ALLEGORIZE PETER’S BOAT OR HIS NET INTO A ‎CHURCH. GOD’S CHURCH IS AS INFINITE AS HIMSELF. IT IS COMPOSED OF GOD HIMSELF, THE ANGELIC ‎HOST OF HEAVEN, JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE COVENANT, AND THE SAINTS OF ALL AGES WHO ‎NAMES WERE WRITTEN NOT IN ROME, BUT IN HEAVEN (HEBREWS 12.22-24; LUKE 10.20; SEE ALSO ‎MATTHEW 18.20; MALACHI 3.16-18; REVELATION 14.12; REVELATION 12.17; REVELATION 19.10; ‎REVELATION 22.14-KING JAMES VERSION)‎

    John 21:7 – only Peter got out of the boat and ran to the shore to meet Jesus. Peter is the earthly ‎shepherd leading us to God. (PETER DID NOT MEET JESUS, BUST CAST HIMSELF INTO THE SEA. PETER IS ‎NOT THE EARTHLY SHEPHERD LEADING US TO GOD. THE ONLY EARTHLY AND HEAVENLY SHEPHERD IS ‎CHRIST. HS IS THE “CHIEF SHEPHERD” [2PETER 5.4], NOT PETER.) ‎

    John 21:15 – in front of the apostles, Jesus asks Peter if he loves Jesus “more than these,” which refers ‎to the other apostles. Peter is the head of the apostolic see. (THERE WAS NO NEED FOR APOSTOLIC ‎SEE HERE. THIS PICNIC ON THE BEACH SHOWS HOW CHRIST RESTORED PETER’S ROLE AS A NURTURER ‎OF CHRIST’S FLOCK. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT “SEE”, “CHAIR”, “HEAD OF THE APOSTOLIC SEE” IN THIS ‎PASSAGE. THE LORD SIMPLY ASKED HIM “DO YOU LOVE ME MORE THAN THESE” (IS THE INTENSITY OF ‎PETER’S LOVE FOR CHRIST GREATER THAN THE INTENSITY OF THE OTHER DISCIPLES’ LOVE FOR ‎CHRIST?). PETER’S RESPONSE WAS NO LONGER SELF-CONFIDENT, PRESUMPTUOUS OR VEHEMENT. HE ‎ALL REFERRED TO THE ONE WHO CAN RIGHTLY JUDGE HIS LOVE, “YES, LORD, YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE ‎YOU.” THERE WAS NO MORE ARROGANT ASSURANCE THAT HIS LOVE FOR CHRIST WAS GREATER THAN ‎THAT OF THE REST OF THE DISCIPLES AS IN MATTHEW 26.33,35; MARK 14.31; JOHN 13.37. PETER SAID ‎‎”THOUGH ALL SHOULD BE OFFENDED BECAUSE OF THEE, YET WILL I NEVER BE OFFENDED…LORD, WHY ‎CANNOT I FOLLOW THEE NOW? I WILL LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THY SAKE” (MATTHEW 26.33; JOHN ‎‎13.37), SWEET WORDS, BUT HOW UNTRUE. NOW THE CONVERTED PETER WAS NO LONGER VEHEMENT ‎AND SELF-ASSURED. HE REFER ALL TO HIS LORD WHO KNOWS ALL THINGS. LOVE FOR YAHSHUA IS THE ‎BASIS OF OUR SERVICE FOR HIM. LOVE FOR HIS MASTER IS PETER’S BEST MOTIVATION OF MISSIONARY ‎WORK, NOT JUST WORKING FOR THE SAKE OF WORK. THERE MUST BE LOVE, AND YAHSHUA WAS ‎LOOKING FOR IT AS THE PRIMARY AND THE ONLY MOTIVATION FOR SERVICE. APOSTOLIC SEE IS NOT ‎THE ISSUE HERE BECAUSE THERE WAS/IS NO NEED FOR SUCH ROMAN PAGEANTRIES. THERE IS BEAUTY ‎AND MAJESTY IN THE SIMPLICITY OF THE JEWISH RELIGION BUILT BY GOD AND HIS SON WHICH DOES ‎NOT NEED THE EXTERNALS AND THE POMP OF THE HEATHEN RITUALS AND FORMS. IT IS A RELIGION IN ‎THE SPIRIT, AND NOT THE EXTERNALS.‎

    John 21:15-17 – Jesus charges Peter to “feed my lambs,” “tend my sheep,” “feed my sheep.” Sheep ‎means all people, even the apostles. (THAT’S MERELY A REINSTATING OF PETER’S ROLE WHICH HE HAD ‎FORFEITED BY THRICE DENYING CHRIST. HERE CHRIST DREW FROM PETER AN ASSURANCE THAT PETER ‎DID NOT ACTUALLY MEANT TO DENY HIM, BUT THAT HE INDEED LOVED HIS LORD. THIS IS WHAT CHRIST ‎LOOKS FOR FROM PETER, THE STATEMENT FROM HIS LIPS THAT WILL INVALIDATE HIS SHAMEFUL ‎DENIAL AND RESTORES HIM TO THE EYES OF THE OTHER DISCIPLES WHO WERE ALREADY DISTRUSTING ‎PETER’S SINCERITY. IN DRAWING FROM PETER THREE TIMES THE ASSURANCE OF PETER’S LOVE FOR ‎CHRIST, JESUS REVEALS TO THE DISCIPLES THE DEPTH OF PETER’S SINCERITY. IN THE WORDS, FEED MY ‎LAMBS, FEED MY SHEEP, THE LORD REINSTATED PETER TO HIS FORMER ROLE. ‎

    Acts 1:13 – Peter is first when entering upper room after our Lord’s ascension. The first Eucharist and ‎Pentecost were given in this room. (NO, IT WAS NOT PETER. THOSE WHO ENTERED IN WERE ‎UNNAMED. PETER WAS ALREADY INSIDE. AND THERE WAS NO EUCHARIST IN THAT EVENT)‎

    Acts 1:15 – Peter initiates the selection of a successor to Judas right after Jesus ascended into heaven, ‎and no one questions him. Further, if the Church needed a successor to Judas, wouldn’t it need one to ‎Peter? Of course. (IT WAS NOT PETER’S INITIATIVE. HE ONLY SPOKE ABOUT JUDAS’ VACANT PLACE. IT ‎WAS THE APOSTLES WHO IN VERSE 23 APPOINTED JOSEPH AND MATTHIAS. IT WAS NOT PETER WHO ‎APPOINT JOSEPH AND MATTHIAS, BUT THE WHOLE OF THEM)‎

    Acts 2:14 – Peter is first to speak for the apostles after the Holy Spirit descended upon them at ‎Pentecost. Peter is the first to preach the Gospel. (IT WAS NOT PETER WHO FIRST SPOKE FOR THE ‎APOSTLES. THEY, ALONG WITH THE OTHER 120 WERE ALREADY SPEAKING IN ACTS 2.1-4. THERE WAS ‎NOTHING SIGNIFICANT IN PETER’S APPEARANCE AS THE ONE WHO “FIRST” SPEAK. NOTHING TO MAKE ‎HIM A HEAD ABOVE OTHERS. YAHSHUA IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH, NOT PETER. IT WAS NOT PETER ‎WHO WAS FIRST TO PREACH THE GOSPEL, IT WAS CHRIST HIMSELF -MATTHEW 4.23; 9.35; MARK 1.14; ‎AND THE APOSTLES -LUKE 9.6. IN REALITY, THE APOSTLES ONLY ENTERED INTO THE LABOURS OF THEIR ‎MASTER, BUT THEY WERE NOT THE PIONEERS OF THE PREACHING CAREER. IT WAS CHRIST THE MOST ‎AGGRESSIVE OF ALL GOSPEL PREACHERS. HIMSELF THE GOSPEL; HE HIMSELF DOING THE PREACHING ‎VERY EXTENSIVELY MORE THAN PETER HAD DONE.) ‎

    Acts 2:38 – Peter gives first preaching in the early Church on repentance and baptism in the name of ‎Jesus Christ. (NO. IT WAS JOHN AND CHRIST WHO PREACHED IT FIRST, NOT PETER)‎

    Acts 3:1,3,4 – Peter is mentioned first as going to the Temple to pray. (WHAT ABOUT IN LUKE 24.52,54 ‎WHICH WAS EARLIER THAN ACTS 3.1,3,4? IT WAS NOT JUST PETER, BUT ALL OF THE DISCIPLES.)‎

    Acts 3:6-7 – Peter works the first healing of the apostles (NO. IT WAS NOT PETER, BUT THE REST OF THE ‎APOSTLES INCLUDING THE 70 [LUKE 10]. THE FOCUS IN ACTS 3 IS NOT PETER BUT THE NAME OF JESUS ‎WHO ALONE CAN HEAL THE SICK, NOT PETER [ACTS 3.6]). ‎

    Acts 3:12-26, 4:8-12 – Peter teaches the early Church the healing through Jesus and that there is no ‎salvation other than Christ. (AGAIN, IT WAS CHRIST WHO IS THE FOCUS OF PETER, NOT PETER AS THE ‎ONE TO WHOM WE SHOULD LOOK TO. IF YOU KEEP ON FOCUSING ON PETER. WE WILL KEEP OUR EYES ‎FOCUSED ON THE ONE WHO PETER PREACHED ABOUT, AND WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT.)‎

    Acts 5:3 – Peter declares the first anathema of Ananias and Sapphira which is ratified by God, and ‎brings about their death. Peter exercises his binding authority. (IT WAS THE HOLY GHOST, NOT PETER ‎WHO BRINGS ABOUT THE DEATH. BUT IN REALITY, IT IS THE SIN THAT BRINGS THEIR OWN DEATH, NOT ‎GOD, NOR HIS SPIRIT. PETER HAD NO BINDING AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER BESIDES WHAT GOD HAD ‎ALREADY DECIDED UPON IN THE HEAVENS. NOTICE THAT THE TENSE IN MATTHEW 16.19 ‎‎”DEDEMENON” AND “LELUMENON” ARE IN THE PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLES, THAT IS, THE ‎DECISIONS WERE ALREADY MADE, AND THE APOSTLES SIMPLY CARRIED THEM OUT AS IT HAD ALREADY ‎BEEN DECIDED UPON IN THE HEAVENS. THE ONES WHO BIND ARE ALL OF THE APOSTLES, NOT JUST A ‎SINGULAR ONE. ‎

  64. PART 4 (THE QUOTES IN SMALL LETTERS ARE OF CYRIL – FILIPINO; LARGE CAPS ENCLOSED IN ‎PARENTHESIS ARE THE REPLIES OF ARTAXERXES) ‎

    CYRIL – FILIPINO WROTE: ‎

    ‎”Primacy of Peter” (THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF THE PAPACY)‎

    Acts 5:15 – Peter’s shadow has healing power. No other apostle is said to have this power. (PETER WAS ‎NOT GOD. CLEARLY THAT POWER IS CHRIST. PETER WAS MERELY AN INSTRUMENT. IN GALATIANS 2.11-‎‎16 PETER WAS POWERLESS AT THE REBUKE BY PAUL. PAUL FED THOSE WHO WERE SHIPWRECKED [ACTS ‎‎27.33-35] – NO OTHER APOSTLE DID SUCH FEEDING EXCEPT PAUL. BUT HOW DID THEY GOT THEIR MEAL ‎WHEN THEIR BOAT WAS BROKEN? PAUL ALSO HEALED DISEASES [ACTS ACTS 14.9-11; ACTS 28.8,9], ‎PETER HEALED ONLY ONCE, PAUL MANY TIMES. ‎

    Acts 8:14 – Peter is mentioned first in conferring the sacrament of confirmation (THIS IS NOT A ‎SACRAMENT, BUT AN ORDINANCE. UNFORTUNATELY THE CONFIRMATION IN THE ROMAN CHURCH ‎GIVES NO HOLY SPIRIT NOR SIGNS, NOR MIRACLES WHAT FALLS IN LINE ACCORDING TO THE LAW AND ‎THE TESTIMONY -ISAIAH 8.20)‎

    Acts 8:20-23 – Peter casts judgment on Simon’s quest for gaining authority through the laying on of ‎hands. Peter exercises his binding and loosing authority. (NO. THERE WAS NO BINDING AND LOOSING ‎AUTHORITY HERE. ONLY AN EXHORTATION TO REPENT. PETER NEVER CASTS JUDGMENT ON SIMON’S ‎QUEST; PETER IS NOT A JUDGE, BUT GOD ALONE).‎

    Acts 9:32-34 – Peter is mentioned first among the apostles and works the healing of Aeneas. (IT WAS ‎THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, NOT PETER WHO MAKES AENEAS WHOLE – PLEASE SEE VERSE 34)‎

    Acts 9:38-40 – Peter is mentioned first among the apostles and raises Tabitha from the dead. (NO BIG ‎DEAL ABOUT PETER WHO RAISES TABITHA. PAUL DID THE SAME TO EUTYCHUS IN ACTS 20.7-12. IT IS ‎NOT THE ISSUE OF WHO DID IT FIRST, BUT WHO DID IT CONSISTENTLY TO THE END. PETER NEVER DID ‎THE SAME TO THE END. NO APOSTLE EVER DID.)‎

    Acts 10:5 – Cornelius is told by an angel to call upon Peter. Angels are messengers of God. Peter was ‎granted this divine vision. (THE PURPOSE IS TO PETER TO REPORT THIS OCCURRENCE AMONG ‎GENTILES TO THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM -ACTS 11, OF WHICH JAMES WAS THE BISHOP [ACTS 15.13-‎‎29])‎

    Acts 10:34-48, 11:1-18 – Peter is first to teach about salvation for all (Jews and Gentiles).(NO. IT WAS ‎NOT PETER WHO WAS FIRST TO TEACH ABOUT SALVATION FOR ALL. IT WAS CHRIST [JOHN 4.20-24; ‎JOHN 3.15-21] THEN PAUL [ACTS 9.29]; PETER CAME IN LATE)‎

    Acts 12:5 – this verse implies that the “whole Church” offered “earnest prayers” for Peter, their ‎leader, during his imprisonment. (PETER WAS NEVER THEIR LEADER. CHRIST ALONE IS THE CHURCH’S ‎LEADER, NOT ANY ERRING APOSTLE. THERE IS NO DIG DEAL ABOUT THE CHURCH PRAYING FOR A ‎CERTAIN MEMBER. AS WE KNEW, THEY ARE OF ONE HEART AND SOUL, AND SO THEY PRAY AS ONE. ‎MARK IT: THERE WERE NO WORDS SUCH AS “WHOLE CHURCH” OR “EARNEST PRAYERS” [plural???] IN ‎THAT VERSE.)‎

    Acts 12:6-11 – Peter is freed from jail by an angel. He is the first object of divine intervention in the ‎early Church. (AGAIN, THE OBJECT WAS THAT PETER SHOULD REPORT THIS EVENT TO THE CHURCH IN ‎ORDER FOR THE MEMBERS TO SHOW THEM UNTO JAMES [ACTS 12.17] WHO WAS THE BISHOP OF THE ‎CHURCH. ‎

    Acts 15:7-12 – Peter resolves the first doctrinal issue on circumcision at the Church’s first council at ‎Jerusalem, and no one questions him. After Peter the Papa spoke, all were kept silent. (NO. AFTER ‎THEY WERE SILENT JAMES DECIDED. NOT PETER. PETER WAS NOT CALLED, “THE PAPA” THAT’S ‎BLASPHEMY. IT IS NOT THERE, AND ONLY GOD IS THEIR FATHER [MATTHEW 23.8-12])‎

    Acts 15:12 – only after Peter (the Pope) speaks do Paul and Barnabas (bishops) speak in support of ‎Peter’s definitive teaching.(NO. IT WAS JAMES [ACTS 15.13, 19] WHO GAVE THE FINAL AND DEFINITIVE ‎DECISION OR APOSTOLIC DECREE, NOT PETER, NOR ANY OF THE APOSTLES)‎

    Acts 15:13-14 – then James speaks to further acknowledge Peter’s definitive teaching. “Simeon ‎‎(Peter) has related how God first visited…” (NO. JAMES REFERRED TO PETER IN VERSE 14 BUT IT WAS ‎JAMES WHO DECIDES “WHEREFORE MY SENTENCE IS” IN VERSE 19, NOT PETER NOR ANY OF THE ‎APOSTLES)‎

    Rom. 15:20 – Paul says he doesn’t want to build on “another man’s foundation” referring to Peter, ‎who built the Church in Rome. (NO. PETER HAD NEVER BEEN IN ROME EXCEPT THE DAYS BEFORE HE ‎DIED. HE NEVER BUILD THE CHURCH THERE. THE LETTER TO THE ROMANS WAS WRITTEN, NOT BY ‎PETER, BUT BY PAUL, SO IT WAS PAUL WHO GETS THE CREDIT OF HAVING BUILT THE CHURCH IN ‎ROME. THERE WAS NO “PETER” MENTIONED THROUGHOUT PAUL’S LETTER TO THE ROMANS. HE ‎MENTIONED PETER IN HIS LETTER TO THE GALATIANS IN GALATIANS CHAPTER 2.11-16, BUT NOT IN ‎ROMANS).‎

    ‎1 Cor. 9:5 – Peter is distinguished from the rest of the apostles and brethren of the Lord. (PETER WAS ‎NEVER DISTINGUISHED IN THAT VERSE BUT “BRETHREN OF THE LORD —AND— CEPHAS” NOT “FROM ‎CEPHAS.” THERE WAS NO DIVISION HERE NOR A DISTINGUISHING PAGEANTRY, BUT SIMPLE A JOINT ‎POWERS OF “OTHER APOSTLES”, “THE BRETHREN OF THE LORD”, “AND CEPHAS” ALL ARE MENTIONED ‎IN THREE DIVISIONS. NO SPECIAL INTENT FOR CEPHAS. IN VERSE 6 PAUL AND BARNABAS WERE ‎MENTIONED. ‎

    ‎1 Cor. 15:4-8 – Paul distinguishes Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to Peter from those of the ‎other apostles. Christ appeared “to Cephas, then to the twelve.” (IN 1CORINTHIANS 15.7 “HE WAS ‎SEEN OF JAMES; THEN OF ALL THE APOSTLES”)‎

    Gal.1:18 – Paul spends fifteen days with Peter privately before beginning his ministry, even after ‎Christ’s Revelation to Paul. (PAUL ALSO MET JAMES, AND NOT THE OTHER APOSTLES). ‎

    ‎1 Peter 5:1 – Peter acts as the chief bishop by “exhorting” all the other bishops and elders of the ‎Church. (NO. PETER DOES NOT ACT AS THE CHIEF BISHOP. EXHORTING IS AN ORDINARY TASK DONE BY ‎ANYONE [HEBREWS 10.25]. CHRIST ALONE IS THE CHIEF OF ALL, NOT PETER, AS WHAT WE CAN READ IN ‎T HE SAME CHAPTER)‎

    ‎1 Peter 5:13 – Some Protestants argue against the Papacy by trying to prove Peter was never in Rome. ‎First, this argument is irrelevant to whether Jesus instituted the Papacy. Secondly, this verse ‎demonstrates that Peter was in fact in Rome. Peter writes from “Babylon” which was a code name for ‎Rome during these days of persecution. See, for example, Rev. 14:8, 16:19, 17:5, 18:2,10,21, which ‎show that “Babylon” meant Rome. Rome was the “great city” of the New Testament period. Because ‎Rome during this age was considered the center of the world, the Lord wanted His Church to be ‎established in Rome. (PETER WAS NEVER IN ROME IN THIS LETTER. EXCEPT BEFORE HIS DEATH. FIRST, ‎JESUS NEVER INSTITUTED THE PAPACY. THAT’S AGAINST HIS INSTRUCTION IN MATTHEW 23.8-12. ‎SECOND, THIS VERSE DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THAT PETER WAS IN ROME. HE WAS SIMPLY STATING ‎THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A GREETING FROM CHRISTIANS AT ROME, AND FROM MARK WHO WAS ‎NOT AT ROME DURING THAT TIME. ROME WAS THE CENTER OF THE WORLD AT THAT AGE, BUT THE ‎LORD NEVER WANTED HIS CHURCH TO BE ESTABLISHED IN ROME BECAUSE HE ALREADY HAD ‎ESTABLISHED IT RIGHT THERE IN JERUSALEM. HIS FEET SHALL DESCEND UPON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES ‎WHEN HE SHALL COME (ZECHARIAH 14.4) FROM WHICH HE HAD ASCENDED (ACTS 1.6-12). BUT ‎ROME??? ROME WAS PAGAN, POLLUTED, AND DIRTY. GOD HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ‎INSTITUTION HE DENOUNCED AS “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ‎ABOMINATIONS [cults] OF THE EARTH…DRUNK WITH THE BLOOD OF THE SAINTS” (REVELATION ‎‎17.5,6). WHO DRUNK MORE BLOOD, NERO OR THE PAPACY? OF COURSE, IT’S THE PAPACY. ROME -‎BOTH PAGAN AND PAPAL IS THE ENEMY OF GOD’S REMNANT CHURCH, THE CHURCH WHICH “KEEP THE ‎COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS” WHICH IS “THE SPIRIT OF ‎PROPHECY” (REVELATION 12.17; REVELATION 19.10). IN REVELATION, THE SEVEN-HEADED RED ‎DRAGON, AND ROME IN REVELATION CHAPTERS 12, 13, AND 17 WERE USED SYNONYMOUSLY. BUT THE ‎ROME THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THESE TEXTS WERE A COMBINATIONS OF BOTH PAGAN AND PAPAL ‎ELEMENTS, WITH MORE STRESS ON ITS RELIGIO-ECONOMIC EXPLOITS AND PERSECUTIONS. INDEED, ‎PAPAL ROME DRUNK MORE BLOOD THAN PAGAN ROME. NO OTHER INSTITUTION ON EARTH HAD ‎EVER EQUALLED OR COULD EVER EQUAL WHAT THE PAPACY HAD DONE IN HER MASS MURDERS AND ‎SYSTEMATIC GENOCIDES. HER REASONS WERE ONLY BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT ACCEPT AND ‎BELIEVE IN HER TEACHINGS. THEREFORE THE ROMAN-CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE BIGGEST BIGOT IN T ‎HIS PLANET). ‎

    ‎2 Peter 1:14 – Peter writes about Jesus’ prediction of Peter’s death, embracing the eventual ‎martyrdom that he would suffer. (NO ISSUE ON THIS ABOUT PETER’S PRIMACY OR ASCENDANCY OVER ‎OTHER APOSTLES. HE SIMPLY WAS TO DIE JUST LIKE OTHER APOSTLES, AND LIKE HIS MASTER).‎

    ‎2 Peter 3:16 – Peter is making a judgment on the proper interpretation of Paul’s letters. Peter is the ‎chief shepherd of the flock. (NO. PETER WAS NOT MAKING A PROPER INTERPRETATION OF PAUL’S ‎LETTER HERE IN THIS VERSE. THERE ARE NO RULES PETER HAD SET UP FOR US TO FOLLOW. NO ‎CRITERION. PETER IS NOT THE CHIEF SHEPHERD OF THE FLOCK, IT WAS CHRIST AS WHAT WE CAN READ ‎IN 1PETER 5.4).‎

    Matt. 23:11; Mark 9:35; 10:44 – yet Peter, as the first, humbled himself to be the last and servant of all ‎servants. (LET’S SEE ONE BY ONE WHETHER PETER WAS MENTIONED IN THOSE TEXTS ABOVE: 1) MATT ‎‎23.11 -PETER WAS NOT MENTIONED. THIS QUOTE IS DISHONEST. 2) MARK 9.35 -PETER WAS NOT ‎MENTIONED AGAIN. THIS QUOTE IS DISHONEST. 3) MARK 10.44- NO PETER WAS MENTIONED. THIS ‎AGAIN IS PLAIN DISHONESTY. ALL THE APOSTLES WERE SERVANTS. THE LAST THAT DIED WAS NOT ‎PETER BUT JOHN. THE SERVANTS OF ALL SERVANTS WAS NOT PETER, BUT CHRIST [LUKE 22.27; JOHN ‎‎13.13-15; PHILIPPIANS 2.5-8]. PETER WAS NEVER CALLED “SERVANT” IN THE RENEWED TESTAMENT.‎

    IN CONCLUSION, WE CAN SAY THAT ALL THAT WERE CLAIMED FOR PETER TO SUPPORT HIS PRIMACY ‎WERE FICTION AND PURE EMOTIONAL INVENTIONS. JESUS ALONE IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH. THE ‎BISHOP WAS JAMES WHO DECIDES WITH AUTHORITY, NOT PETER. AND JESUS ALONE IS THE CHIEF ‎SHEPHERD (1PETER 5.4), NOT PETER. FURTHERMORE, JESUS ALONE WAS THE SERVANT OF ALL ‎SERVANTS, NOT PETER. IN ADDITION, WE CAN SAY THAT THE OFFICE OF THE PAPACY IS THE MOST ‎USELESS AND RIDICULOUS PAGEANTRY AND FANCY IN CHRISTIANITY – A FAKE CHRISTIANITY AT ROME. ‎

  65. I think this article is quite ingenuous.

    The issue with the Protestants is that they are so much divided that even if a thousand of their sect returned to communion, there would still be thousands outside; this isn’t a problem so simply solvable. Nonetheless, it’s a great joy that this happens.

    1. After posting it, I read other things in the site and finally I noticed what should be obvious from the beginning: this site is fake.

      I apologize for so lately noticing that.

  66. Alexander D. Gramlick The First of My Name. True Heir to House Gramlick, and Dolly. Commander and Chief of the Free Republic of Southern Illinois. says:

    THE DAMN CATHOLICS ARE TRYING TO TAKE OUR RELIGION. WE CANNOT ALLOW THESE PEOPLE TO FORCE US UNDER THERE RULE AGAIN. WE BROKE OF 500 YEARS AGO FOR A REASON. NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID. THE FORCED US TO PAY TO GET INTO HEAVEN. THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT TO BE TRUSTED; POPE FRANCIS IS A LIAR. I WILL FIGHT AND DIE TO DEFEND LUTHERANISM. I’D RATHER BE DEAD THEN CATHOLIC.

  67. VATICAN CITY – Following more than five hundred years of separation,
    all the daughters protestant religions signed under the pope on October 31st was the 500th anniversary of martin Luther reformation where he nailed his protest on the catholic church door in 1517 October 31st to protest the pope who said by works and indulgences you can only be saved by the pope .. but the protestants protested but as of this past oct 31st they have all signed agreements being back under the pope and his papacy which has been healed as it was wounded in 1798 when Napoleon imprisoned the pope but in 1929 the papacy got the place on 7 hills the Vatican as a church state again and so as written in Daniel and revelation the beast = papacy will garner the daughters back under her and for the mark of the beast = sun-day law … and remember the catholic church also changed the commandments by deleting the 2nd commandment which said not to worship idols or to make anything like above .. yes soon the state = the husbands will be back too then the church state with the daughters will prosecute those who have the faith of Jesus and keep his commandments but then Jesus will return .. so we MOSTLY ALERT THOSE WHO ARE THE DAUGHTERS (PROTESTANT RELIGIONS) OF THE MOTHER WHORE = CATHOLIC CHURCH = I EXPOSE THE EVIL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH = PAPACY THAT MURDERED MILLIONS OF SAINTS AND HAS NOW GARNERED THE PROTESTANT RELIGIONS BACK UNDER THEM AS OF OCTOBER 31 REFORMATION DAY = NOOO THE PROTEST IS NOT OVER JUST IiKE JESUS = Yahshua PROTESTED THE EVIL LEADERS IN HIS DAY I WILL TOO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmbSYq7WKDc …. … watch the 5 videos 971 to 975
    the papacy has had different writings and agreements that all the churches have signed.. over the last 30 yrs but the final one the southern baptist signed in 2016 oct 31st and the celebration was 2017

    http://realnewsrightnow.com/2015/07/protestant-leaders-declare-reunification-of-churches-under-the-holy-see/
    Protestant Leaders Declare Reunification of Churches Under the Holy See

  68. you dont need to be baptised to get to heaven.what the hell is wrong with you people. the thief on the cross went to paradise\ heaven\God confirms not man unless you think you can save yourself . face it christ came for the sick not those who think they are well i have a salvation and an assurance that would scare most catholics . yes. i got baptised but only because christ did and i also know it is a matter of the heart not some fleshly practice. tradition is killing people emotionally and they live in fear because of their weak faith . faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of god study as god leads but study so you wont be ashamed at his coming. i was brought up catholic but got saved on my knees strung out on heroin..reading the new testament. no i am not some reformed freak or cathlic , i am a believer and my testimony is true. jesus is the only way .dont add to it please. is that not enough? and by the way the pastors you mentioned are among the false prophets. check it out!

  69. The Protestant reformers, Martin Luther included, believed that the Roman Catholic State/Church system (note: the SYSTEM, not its members) is the antichrist, and spiritual Babylon (confusion). While Rome is inviting the Protestant world back into Babylon via its emphasis on ecumenism, God is calling His end-time people to come out of Babylon: “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). Does God want His people to be united? Absolutely! But that unity MUST be founded upon Scriptural TRUTH, and not error. Wake up, PROTEST-ants, for the need for us to PROTEST the errors of Rome are as real today as they were in Luther’s day. The Roman state/church SYSTEM is as corrupt today as it has always been. It has never changed, and it never will change. Instead, every change Rome demands is at the expense of others, and of Scriptural truth. “Come out of her, my people …” indeed!

  70. I will never bow down to the great whore Catholic Church pope. That church has the blood of the martyrs of hundreds of millions of Christians on its hands.

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