I know you non-Catholics have a bad time with this and you try to twist Jesus's words, but you can't. Your preachers try very hard to convince you, but........
Jesus ASCENDED into heaven.....SOMEONE HAD TO BE THE HEAD CHEESE HEre on EARTH TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL!!!!
Really, now,if you would take 2 quiet seconds to reflect on this, you would accept this.
Hello, even GM's CEO PICKS his REPLACEMENT TO CARRY ON THE BUSINESS........geesh.
And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Yes but right after Jesus commends Peter for the revelatory nature of his answer as to who Jesus was, Christ rebukes Peter, addressing him as Satan.
“Get thee behind me, Satan”!
So much for the infallibility Pope thing right there.
Jesus is the Mediator, our only Intercessor between mankind and the Father. Even Jesus’ mom knew she was a sinner in need of a savior, and prayed accordingly; she was there at Pentecost and, along with Peter, understood what it all meant as prophesied by the prophet Joel.
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
Hooray! The Holy Spirit has come and all that ritual of the Old Covenant is done.