I respect the fact that you are Christian and love your Church...
I love my Church as well. I love you as a fellow Christian... we are not going to agree.
I am merely pointing out events that happened in time for which its history cannot be changed. You can interpret the Bible and passages anyway you want. That is why there are so many “Free Will Baptist Churches” and not one single cohesive unit.
I can read a passage in the Bible and interpret it anyway that fits my argument.
That does not change the fact that there has been a “physical” breathing Pope ever since Peter for thousands of years” and Peter was the first Pope.
“I respect the fact that you are Christian and love your Church...”
I disrespect the fact that you say I love my Church, as if a denomination was all that I was defending.
“I can read a passage in the Bible and interpret it anyway that fits my argument.”
You can try your luck, but only the words of the scripture can prevail.
That is *not* a fact. That is a myth. Facts are proven on evidence.