Interesting how even God Himself declares there is no other Rock.
1 Cor. 3:11, "For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ,"
Catholics say its upon Peter that the church is built ey?
1 Cor. 10:4, "and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock (petras) which followed them; and the rock (petra) was Christ."
Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
No vicar or replacement for me. Christ is the only Rock. Only one stand in for Christ is mentioned in scripture and the end for those who follow him isnt a good one.
This is very sophomoric.
Up until the time of the cursed Reformation and Henry VIII, we had one Church.
We have seen the untold damage done by the heretical offshoots with over 30,000 non-Catholic denominations. The Lutherans along with Anglicans and Episcopalians have now as a matter of doctrine accepted gay and lesbian bishops.
The spread of televangelists who have minted millions of dollars for themselves and their families (aka Joel Osteen and Rev. Schuller) is clear testimony to this gigantic fraud.
Interesting that the Catholic Church alone has the greatest number of converts from atheists, agnostics, Communists, Judaism (The rabbi of Rome converted to Catholicism); Hinduism, Buddhism, and every stripe of other forms of Christianity. This is to say nothing of the greatest thinkers, philosophers, nobel laureates, scientists (Pasteur), astronomers, sculptors, painters, writer, and poets. The work of St. Thomas Aquinas alone is so formidable that at Oxford’s prestigious Bodleian Library, his Summa Theologica is placed alongside the Bible.
It’s the Catholic Church that sorted out what texts must and must not be included in the Bible.
And one final and powerful point. To Peter and his Apostles were given the power to forgive sins in the name of the Christ.