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The Roman Catholic Faithful has become very sensitive about the function and titles of the Bishop of Rome - the Pope. Of course, this has not been a random occurrence; this has been programmed by those who want to utilize the Papacy to further their own very worldly agendas.
This is quite similar with what the Vatican power seekers of centuries past did by producing a false document, the falsification Donation of Constantine (3). By means of said document the western world was made to believe that Emperor Constantine had willed the Roman Empire to the Successors of Peter.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION STONE/ROCK OF THE CHURCH
Assuming that the following Scriptural reading...
Simon Peter said in reply, "You are
the Messiah, the
of the Living God..... And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church,... [Matt. 16: 16-18]
...was not tampered with, then we must
Said "rock" was clearly and unequivocally
established by the Word of God as
manifested in the Holy Scriptures. Let us proceed to identify it.
The Rock / The CornerstoneIn 1 Corinthians 10:4 we read:At this point it is appropriate to point out that the same Biblical scene described in Matthew 16:16-18 is also mentioned in the Gospel of Luke:...and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was the Christ.In Romans 9:33 we read:...as it is written: "Behold I am laying a stone in Zion that will make people stumble and a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame."In Ephesians 2:20 we read:...built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as the corner stone.In 1 Peter 2:8 we read:...and "A stone that will make people stumble, and a rock that will make them fall." ...by disobeying the word...
And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answering, said: The Christ of God. But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to no man [Luke 9: 20-21]
....and the Gospel of Mark:
Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ. And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of him. And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of him. [Mark 8: 29-30]
However, in both of Luke's and Mark's versions there is no mention - directly or indirectly - about upon who was the Church mystical edifice going to rest. What makes it even more interesting is that the Gospel of Mark is considered the Gospel of Peter (4) since, due to circumstances at the time, Mark drew the information directly from Peter himself; yet such outlandish claim does not appear in it.
The "Head" [Cephas] is one thing; the "Rock" [Kephas] is another.
In 1 Corinthians 9: 2-5 we read:
2 And if unto others I be not an apostle, but yet to you I am. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 My defence with them that do examine me is this. 4 Have not we power to eat and to drink? 5 Have we not power to carry about a woman, a sister, as well as the rest of the apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
In John 1:42 we read:Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Kephas (or Cephas)."
"Kephas" and "Cephas" do not have the same meaning but their spelling has allowed much latitude for confusion or outright deceit. "Kephas" = stone/rock : "Cephas" = head
For example - In the Greek version of the New Testament (5) 1 Corinthians 9:5 the word "Cephas" is shown beginning with a Kappa, i.e. Κηφας
We also read that Cephas is a Syrian surname and that cephalo - head - is the form of Greek kephale "head," as in cephalopod.
Furthermore, as of March 2017, Google translations show:
"head" translates to κεφάλι in Greek
"rock" translates to βράχος in Greek
We are not linguistic experts but being quite familiar with the manipulations of the Vatican to achieve their very worldly agendas, there is enough confusion about the roots of the words Cephas and Kephas that the deceit of transforming Simon into the fundamental Rock of the Church was a very easy procedure - notwithstanding all other quotations shown above which clearly indicate the the Rock is Jesus Christ - the Word of God Incarnate.
Since all of the above quoted Scriptural Words are copied and recopied, translated and retranslated as well as manipulated for centuries, the result is just what the man of iniquity needed to spring upon humanity the ultimate snare:
Through a carefully orchestrated "tradition", the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, has been made both, the Rock upon which the Church is founded as well as the Spiritual Head of the Church.
The glaring Biblical truth is that the Rock "upon which the Church is founded" is Christ Whom Simon had just recognized as such as we read above in Matthew 16, Mark 8 and Luke 9.
This is not only confirmed by the fact that upon a fallen man, even a Pope, a Divine Edifice like the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, cannot be founded, but also by the above cited words to the Corinthians, Romans and Ephesians by Paul, as well as Peter's own statement.
We would have to ignore 2,000 years of error plagued applied Christianity, and all the errors of many of the Popes since the beginning (6), to believe that God would set the foundations of His Church on such weak support - fallen man - any man.
In the rush to make Peter the foundation
of the Church, it was
that Jesus Christ clearly and unequivocally named Peter the
Administrative Head, the
Cephas - not the Kephas, of the institution that
would lead the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, on Earth as
The true and only Head of the Mystical
Body of Christ, the Church, is Jesus Christ and no one else.
We shall close this section with the
Words of the Master - Jesus
ABOUT PAPAL INFALLIBILITY
To ensure that satan's plan would be as perfect as possible, man was enticed to define and proclaim the concept of Infallibility. No one checked that such claim did not even apply to St. Peter, as it is clearly illustrated in the letter of Paul to the Galatians:
When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he was clearly in the wrong.... The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy,... When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?...[Galatians 2: 11-21]
This rejection was later confirmed by no less than H.H. John Paul II himself during the Jubilee Year. During the course of this year, H.H. John Paul II repeatedly asked forgiveness from God for the past and present faults of the children of the Church. Many of those "faults", read: "sins", committed were either committed by or approved by the allegedly infallible Pope of the particular era (8) in question.
INFALLIBILITY - In Conclusion
It should then be clear, to even the most feeble minded individual, that an Infallible Pope would not make mistakes, yet they were many and very serious mistakes made over the last 2000 years starting with Peter as we have illustrated above.
Therefore, Papal Infallibility, in terms that the Pope is infallible in everything he does and/or say, falls in the same category of the already mentioned Donation of Constantine (3). A myth to consolidate the Temporal Power of the Pope - something that Jesus Christ Himself rejected from the beginning:
...give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.
In here lies the reality of the Petrine Ministry which H.H. John Paul II was trying to correctly define - a job started by H.H. John XXIII and continued by H.H. Paul VI. A definition which is completely acceptable to the Eastern Church. H.H. John Paul II was prevented from doing by the Temporal Power Brokers of the Church.
The Bishop of Rome, the Pope, was unquestionably named the Administrative Head, the Cephas, (Leader) of the institution that would lead the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church, in its journey through Time.
We realize that the above will cause much
consternation among some Roman Catholics but, as we have said before,
we do not exist to please
people, but to please God [Paraphrasing Galatians 1:10]. What we write
and say is only to be "seen" and "heard" by those who have "eyes to
and "ears to hear" (10).
Once the Pontificate of H.H. John Paul was concluded, all that we have discussed in this document only has a historic value since John Paul II was the last legitimate Successor of Peter.
and endorsement of,
(2) 1Cor. 9:2-5, 1Cor. 10:4, Rom. 9:33, Eph. 2:20, 1Pt. 2:8
(3) Donation of Constantine
(4) Historical Background of the Gospels
(5) Novum Testamentum Graece, 21st Edition Eberhard Nestle
(6) All the Popes since the beginning
(7) The Only Foundation of the Faith
(8) The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail.... But Some Conditions Do Apply...
(9) About Infallibility
(10) Who are the ones who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear?
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