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11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome
stpeterslist ^ | December 19, 2012

Posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:49 PM PST by NYer

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1 posted on 01/06/2013 3:56:54 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

See: http://www.amazon.com/Woman-Rides-Beast-Catholic-Church/dp/1565071999/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357516472&sr=8-1&keywords=dave+hunt


2 posted on 01/06/2013 4:00:36 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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Catholic ping!


3 posted on 01/06/2013 4:01:26 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer

I would think that Constantine also had a hand in it.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 4:02:08 PM PST by onedoug
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To: NYer

Respectfully disagree. Center point not Rome and St. Peter. Center point = Jesus (faith in...) and the Bible, God’s Word.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 4:05:20 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: All

Tomb of St. Peter in Rome
Spectacular Virtual Tour of the Tomb of St. Peter on Vatican Website


Tomb of St. Paul in Rome

6 posted on 01/06/2013 4:05:38 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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To: NYer
I hate to disagree with you, but I must.

The center of my Christianity is Christ.

7 posted on 01/06/2013 4:08:12 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
For further readings -- all FR threads.

11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome
The Primacy of Peter
On St. Peter's Imprisonment and Miraculous Release

The Twelve Apostles of the Catholic Church: St. Peter [Catholic Caucus]
Church Authority Doesn't "Peter" Out
Radio Replies Second Volume - St. Peter in Rome
Did Peter Have a Successor?
St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome
SAINT PETER'S CHAINS (44 A.D.)
Heart of the Church (St. Peter in Words and Stone)
A Saint for the Rest of Us
On This Rock
WAS ST. PETER IN ROME?

St. Peter and Rome
Did the Apostle Peter Ever Visit Rome?
Occasionally Naive and Fearful, Yet Honest and Capable of Repentance (Profile of St. Peter)
Saint Peter As Seen by His Successor (extraordinary document from B16 on his preaching and papacy)
HOMILIES PREACHED BY FATHER ALTIER ON THE FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Peter, Witness of the Resurrection (Papal preparations for Easter 2006)
The Fraternal Society of St. Peter on EWTN
The Primacy of Peter
Saint Peter and the Vatican, the Legacy of the Popes
Saint Peter and The Vatican - Legacy of the Popes

8 posted on 01/06/2013 4:10:01 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

The center of Christianity is Christ not a place and certainly not a group.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 4:13:06 PM PST by MamaB
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Did Christ Build the Church on Peter (Matthew 16:18)?

http://www.cgg.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/BQA/k/218/Did-Christ-Build-Church-on-Peter-Matthew-1618.htm


10 posted on 01/06/2013 4:15:41 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: NYer
People are misreading the title. It is about the Authority of Peter and Rome.

Our faith is founded on Christ -- this is about Authority.

11 posted on 01/06/2013 4:23:31 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SVTCobra03; MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Christ is the Rock. Through scripture he is referred to as the Rock. On THIS rock he builds his church.

It reminds me of leftist democracy: one man, one vote, one time.

The Euro-style Rome-First Catholics point to Matthew 16:18 in order to set the primacy of the priests above the Bible.

They’re nothing like the growing breed of U.S. Catholics who will actually study the Bible to try and see what God is saying. Which is not what their Euro-style/Hispanic-style cousins do.


12 posted on 01/06/2013 4:24:57 PM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Salvation
"11 Reasons the Authority of Christianity Is Centered on St. Peter and Rome" People are misreading the title.

I'm not misreading it. I read it just fine. The Authority is with Christ. And if any place on earth has authority it would be Jerusalem. Is God going to build a New Rome? OR did He say He would build a New Jerusalem?

13 posted on 01/06/2013 4:34:15 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: BipolarBob

Christ gave the authority to St. Peter. How many times is Peter’s name in scripture? More than all the other apostles put together.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 4:39:28 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer
Protestantism as a whole seeks to divorce Christianity from history by rending Gospel message out of its historical context as captured by our Early Church Fathers.

It astound me how Catholics continue to make such claims and then one can read the Catholic dictionary New Advent about how the Early Church Fathers were ignorant on matters of the atonement, adoption, judgment and other important doctrinal issues or reject works on matters of predestination or the inerrancy of scripture. And today Catholics no longer believe that scripture is any more important than writings coming out of the Vatican-a view NEVER shared by the Early Fathers. Catholic doctrine today looks more like Constantinople than it does Rome.

Early Protestant writings such as John Calvin quoted extensively from the Early Church Fathers. In fact, it was because Rome had deviated so much from the Early Fathers that Protestants had to go back to their writings which provided much of the framework of Protestantism.

This statement is simply a lie.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 4:41:47 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: NYer
It is an indisputably established historical fact that St. Peter laboured in Rome during the last portion of his life, and there ended his earthly course by martyrdom.

There's no fact to it...It's a fallacy...

PROOF ONE: We should consider Christ’s commission to Peter. This is often very embarrassing to Catholics, because Christ commissioned Peter to become chief minister to the CIRCUMCISED, not to uncircumcised Gentiles.

"The gospel of the CIRCUMCISION was unto Peter; (For He that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)" (Gal. 2:7-8).

Here we have it in the clearest of language. It was Paul, NOT Peter, who was commissioned to be the chief Apostle to the Gentiles. And who was it that wrote the Epistle to the ROMANS? It certainly WASN’T Peter! "And when James, Cephas [Peter], and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace [i.e., the gift or office] that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision" (Gal. 2:9). Paul further mentioned his special office as the Gentile Apostle in II Timothy 1:11: "Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles."

PETER is NOWHERE called the Apostle to the Gentiles! This precludes him from going to Rome to become the head of a Gentile community.

PROOF TWO: Paul specifically told the Gentile Romans that HE had been chosen to be their Apostle, not Peter. "I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable" (Rom. 15:16). How clear! Paul had the direct charge from Christ in this matter. He even further relates in Romans 15:18 that it was Christ who had chosen him "to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed."

PAUL Established the Only TRUE Church at Rome during the apostolic era.

PROOF THREE: We are told by Paul himself that it was he -- not Peter –who was going to officially found the Roman Church. "I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established" (Rom. 1:11). Amazing! The Church at Rome had not been ESTABLISHED officially even by 55 or 56 A.D. However, the Catholics would have us believe that Peter had done this some ten years before -- in the reign of Claudius. What nonsense! Of course you understand that NEITHER Peter nor Paul established the Catholic Church! But these proofs are given to illustrate that it is utterly impossible for PETER to have been in any way associated with ANY Church at Rome.

PROOF FOUR: We find Paul not only wanting to establish the Church at Rome, but he emphatically tells us that his policy was NEVER to build upon another man’s foundation. "Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, LEST I SHOULD BUILD UPON ANOTHER MAN’S FOUNDATION"(Rom. 15:20). If Peter had "founded" the Roman Church some ten years before this statement, this represents a real affront to Peter. This statement alone is proof that Peter had never been in Rome before this time to "found" any church. Peter Not in Rome

PROOF FIVE: At the end of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans he greets no fewer than 28 different individuals, but never mentions Peter once! See Romans 16 --read the whole chapter! Remember, Paul greeted these people in 55 or 56 A.D. Why didn’t he mention Peter? -- Peter simply wasn’t there!

PROOF SIX: Some four years after Paul wrote Romans, he was conveyed as a prisoner to Rome in order to stand trial before Caesar. When the Christian community in Rome heard of Paul’s arrival, they all went to meet him. "When THE brethren [of Rome] heard of us, they came to meet us" (Acts 28:15). Again, there is not a single mention of Peter among them. This would have been extraordinary had Peter been in Rome, for Luke always mentions by name important Apostles in his narration of Acts. But he says nothing of Peter’s meeting with Paul.

Why? Because Peter was not in Rome!

PROOF SEVEN: When Paul finally arrived at Rome, the first thing he did was to summon "the chief of the Jews together" (Acts 28:17) to whom he "expounded and testified the kingdom of God" (Verse 23). But what is amazing is that these chief Jewish elders claimed they knew very little even about the basic teachings of Christ. All they knew was that ‘‘as concerning this sect, we know that everywhere it is spoken against" (Verse 22). Then Paul began to explain to them the basic teachings of Christ on the Kingdom of God. Some believed -- the majority didn’t.

Now, what does all this mean? It means that if Peter, who was himself a strongly partisan Jew, had been preaching constantly in Rome for 14 long years before this time, AND WAS STILL THERE -- how could these Jewish leaders have known so little about even the basic truths of Christianity? This again is clear proof Peter had not been in Rome prior to 59 A.D. No Mention of Peter in Paul’s Letters

PROOF EIGHT: After the rejection of the Jewish elders, Paul remained in his own hired house for two years. During that time he wrote Epistles to the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians, Philemon, and to the Hebrews. And while Paul mentions others as being in Rome during that period, he nowhere mentions Peter. The obvious reason is -- the Apostle to the circumcision wasn’t there!

PROOF NINE: With the expiration of Paul’s two year’s imprisonment, he was released. But about four years later (near 65 A.D.), he was again sent back a prisoner to Rome. This time he had to appear before the throne of Caesar and was sentenced to die. Paul describes these circumstances at length in II Timothy. In regard to his trial, notice what Paul said in II Timothy 4:16. "At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men [in Rome] forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge." This means, if we believe the Catholics, that Peter forsook Paul, for they tell us Peter was very much present at Rome during this time! Peter once denied Christ, but that was before he was converted. To believe that Peter was in Rome during Paul’s trial, is untenable!

PROOF TEN: The Apostle Paul distinctly informs us that Peter was not in Rome in 65 A.D. -- even though Catholics say he was. Paul said: "Only Luke is with me" (II Tim. 4:11). The truth becomes very plain. Paul wrote TO Rome; he had been IN Rome; and at the end wrote at least six epistles FROM Rome; and not only does he NEVER mention Peter, but at the last moment says: "Only Luke is with me." Peter, therefore, was never Bishop of Rome!

PROOF ELEVEN: Peter’s death is foretold by Christ himself (John 21:18-19.) “. When you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Hmm, it sounds like Christ himself said that Peter would die of old age. Why would Peter’s death in old age glorify God? Peter was the one that ran from Christ the night of his trial and crucifixion. This exchange is after Christ rose from the tomb and Peter was forgiven three times, just as he denied his master three times before the cock crowed that fateful night of Christ’s trial.

Where was Peter the apostle of Christ? At the times the Catholics believe Peter was in Rome, The Bible clearly shows that he was elsewhere. The evidence is abundant and conclusive. By paying attention to God’s own words, no one need be deceived. Peter was NEVER the Bishop of Rome!

Near 45 A.D., we find Peter being cast into prison at Jerusalem (Acts 12:3, 4). In 49 A.D., he was still in Jerusalem, this time attending the Jerusalem Council. About 51 A.D., he was in Antioch of Syria where he got into differences with Paul because he wouldn’t sit or eat with Gentiles. Strange that the "Roman bishop" would have nothing to do with Gentiles in 51 A.D.! Later in about 66 A.D., we find him in the city of Babylon among the Jews (I Pet. 5:13). Remember that Peter was the Apostle to the CIRCUMCISED. Why was he in Babylon? Because history shows that there were as many Jews in the Mesopotamian areas in Christ’s time as there were in Palestine. It is no wonder we find him in the East. Perhaps this is the reason why scholars say Peter’s writings are strongly Aramaic in flavor, the type of Aramaic spoken in Babylon. Why of course! Peter was used to their eastern dialect.

At the times the Catholics believe Peter was in Rome, The Bible clearly shows he was elsewhere. As previously mentioned there are many supposed historical accounts of Peter in Rome but none of them are first hand accounts and should not be put above the many accounts of The Bible.

We know from The Bible that the apostle Peter was not in Rome. There was a Simon Peter in Rome after the death of Christ but it is not the apostle Peter that was a fisherman from Jerusalem. Who is this Simon Peter that was in Rome during the middle of the first century? This is how the great false Church of Rome got its start; along with the first leader Simon Peter not the apostle Peter.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 4:42:16 PM PST by Iscool
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17 posted on 01/06/2013 4:42:29 PM PST by narses
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18 posted on 01/06/2013 4:43:11 PM PST by narses
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To: HarleyD

“This statement is simply a lie. “

Nope, and they ripped apart the Bible in their efforts to deceive.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 4:44:50 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer

Were ST. Peter and Paul KILLED on the SAME DAY??


21 posted on 01/06/2013 4:49:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: narses

I’ll stick with what God says in the scriptures and ignore the Fairy Tales put out by your religion...


22 posted on 01/06/2013 4:52:25 PM PST by Iscool
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To: Ann Archy

Unknown.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 4:52:47 PM PST by narses
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To: Iscool

Good for you. I hope it all works out for you in the end.

Me, I will stick with the True Faith given to us by Our Lord, and cared for by the Apostles and their successors under the protection of the Paraclete. After over 2,000 years, they seem to still be doing their job well and He is still in charge.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 4:55:26 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer
Regarding Antioch, didn't St. Peter spend quite a bit of time there helping establish the church in the town whereof it is said "they were first called Christian in Antioch"?

Then he took off for another mission to Rome.

Obviously that sequence raises some questions about original authority back to the first church in Jerusalem, so do you have access to the policy paper that deals with that? I've never run across it ~ so just curious.

25 posted on 01/06/2013 4:55:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Chuck, try as you might, and wish as you may, Jesus did NOT call HIMSELF "Petra and upon this Rock I will build My Church".....he named PETER, Petra and said to and of him..."Upon this ROCK I will build me Church.

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.

26 posted on 01/06/2013 4:57:17 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Chuck, try as you might, and wish as you may, Jesus did NOT call HIMSELF "Petra and upon this Rock I will build My Church".....he named PETER, Petra and said to and of him..."Upon this ROCK I will build me Church.

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.

27 posted on 01/06/2013 4:57:42 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: NYer

The church that is in Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark” (5:13). Babylon must here be identified with the Roman capital;


That may be true as also in rev 17 it describes the great whore whose name was written on her forehead mystery Babylon the great, mother of harlots which also seems to be Rome.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 5:01:48 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Ann Archy
...SOMEONE HAD TO BE THE HEAD CHEESE HEre on EARTH TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL!!!!

Why?

even GM's CEO PICKS his REPLACEMENT TO CARRY ON THE BUSINESS....

Peter replaced Christ?

29 posted on 01/06/2013 5:05:28 PM PST by TaxPayer2000
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To: HarleyD

Early Protestant writers like Calvin were HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of years AFTER CHRIST!!!!! WHY the heck can’t you believe the FIRST PERSON ACCOUNTS??? Do you NOT believe that the BIBLE is the WORD of GOD??????? Then you are IGNORING what GOD SAID ABOUT HIS CHURCH!!!


30 posted on 01/06/2013 5:07:55 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: NYer
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

The only authority, from the author himself.

31 posted on 01/06/2013 5:08:16 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Iscool

You are sad. I will PRAY for you.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 5:09:08 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: NYer

On CHRIST the solid Rock I stand.
All other ground is sinking sand.


33 posted on 01/06/2013 5:12:10 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

As His Apostle to carry out the faith and BUILD HIS CHURCH......Jesus was no longer here on earth in case you haven’t heard......what was Christ going to do just let the faith go leaderless?? REALLY??? that would have been STUPID.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 5:13:38 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: bimboeruption

On CHRIST the solid ROCK I stand

and

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 5:19:43 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Ann Archy

Pearls. Swine.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 5:22:25 PM PST by narses
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To: Ann Archy

No popes.

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And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

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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.

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But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

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And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

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Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 5:27:16 PM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Ann Archy

There is a reason Jesus the Christ is referred to as the living Christ, because he is here.
If you wish to submit to a man that is your prerogative, my submission is to the living Christ Jesus.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 5:28:40 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ravenwolf

NOT to your assumption there.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 5:29:51 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

Ugh. No, the authority of Christianity is centered in Christ, whose home is found not in Rome but in Heaven.

Papists bore me. Feel free to assault me for being so pro-Jesus and anti-Romanist. I’m secure in Christ.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 5:31:19 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Iscool

You say you will stick with the Scriptures.

Who are the apostles listed in the Bible?

To whom did Christ say, “Feed my lambs.”, “Tend my sheep.”, “Feed my sheep.” It’s in Scripture — Christ said these to Peter.

To whom did Christ give the Keys to the Kingdom? It’s in Scripture?


41 posted on 01/06/2013 5:33:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: narses
Catholic doctrine today is nothing more than a slight of hand, a shell game in which the Early Fathers preached one thing but altered by the Church over the centuries ever so slightly to conform with their world view. Yet all the while Catholics maintain a pretense that they go back 2,000 years. One simply has to look at the division of the Eastern Church from the Western Church. Now the Church of Rome embraces the semi-Pelagius views of the Eastern Orthodox. Rome has left it's first love. If anything, TRUE Protestant (not what we have today) is the remnant of what the Early Church Fathers taught.

Sounds like Sola Scriptura to me. Would you agree with Jerome's statement?

From New Advent on the doctrine of the atonement:

Wow, such a statement. The Early Church Fathers SPECULATED on the meaning of the atonement. Yet 1800 years later they finally got it right.

And then the Church has the ADDACIDY to say they follow the Early Church Fathers. HA!

42 posted on 01/06/2013 5:34:17 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: narses

It saddens me that you are incapable of reading and interpreting Scripture. It was written for all, to be embraced by all. It’s not reserved for Church leadership alone.


43 posted on 01/06/2013 5:34:20 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Iscool

Who carries on the work of Christ in the Book of Acts? The Apostles, Peter, etc.

It’s in Scripture.

Are you forgetting these things from Scripture?


44 posted on 01/06/2013 5:35:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Ann Archy

Your misunderstanding of the Christian faith is astounding. Perhaps before commenting on the Christian faith, you should become familiar with it. Start with the New Testament.

Just trying to “keep it real.”


45 posted on 01/06/2013 5:36:21 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Iscool

Cool! They posted to you the YOPIOS cereal box. The true sign of desperation when they can no longer argue and have to resort to insults. You can consider that a win on your part.


46 posted on 01/06/2013 5:37:49 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Salvation; Iscool

Yes, Jesus’ close friends carried on His work.

Those of us who are now embraced by Christ as His friends carry on His work.


47 posted on 01/06/2013 5:39:09 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: svcw

**I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.**

Did Jesus trust Peter? Of course, Jesus told Peter to tend his sheep, feed his lambs, feed his sheep.

Is that in your Bible?


48 posted on 01/06/2013 5:39:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BipolarBob; Iscool

That YOPIOS cereal box betrays their belief that we common Christ-followers are unable to understand Scripture. Sad that they consider God’s Word beyond their grasp.


49 posted on 01/06/2013 5:40:44 PM PST by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To whom did Christ give the Keys to the Kingdom?

What is the significance of the Keys and when are they used and how?

50 posted on 01/06/2013 5:40:58 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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