But you dont seem to think that the scripture passage about Christ provding Peter the “Keys to the Kingdom” which essentially established Peter as the first Pope as valid?
Because it doesnt fit your narrative!!!!
Because it doesnt fit your narrative!!!!”
You seem to think that the scripture does not say that all the Apostles received it. It just doesn’t fit your narrative. Neither does the fact that Peter never hoards it over any of the others, or that Christians themselves are ‘stones’ making up the church, and that Christ is the chief cornerstone, not Peter, who, interestingly enough, is the one pointing out all these things.
You probably even think the Apostles had the right to forgive sins!
I like Jerome’s exposition of the matter:
Against the judicial Power of the Priests in forgiving Sins.
The bishops and priests not understanding that passage, assume to themselves somewhat of the arrogance of the Pharisees, so far as to imagine that they may condemn the innocent or absolve the guilty, whereas with God, it is not the sentence of the priests, but the life* of the guilty that is looked into. We read in Leviticus concerning the lepers, where they were commanded to show themselves to the priests, in order that if they had a leprosy, they might be made unclean by the priests : not that the priests made them lepers and unclean, but be cause they knew who were lepers and who were not, and could dis cover who were clean and who were unclean. In the same manner therefore as the priest there made a man clean or unclean, so here the bishop or priest either binds or loosens, not those who are innocent or guilty, but officially, when he has heard the nature of their sins, he knows who is to be bound and who is to be loosened. On the 16th chap, of Mat. vol. 6.