The RCC and its head are not to be taken lightly, this is a man that wields a rather large stick, and you might even say it is so large that it is humanly impossible. The truth is that the Pope has a few titles and all of them are blasphemous in relation to scripture because it is clear that according to the RCC he is the head of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth. Making this claim it is said that the Pope is the undisputed, heavy weight, church father of the world……………………….!
(Ecclesiastical Latin papa from Greek papas, a variant of pappas father, in classical Latin pappas — Juvenal, "Satires" 6:633).
The title pope, once used with far greater latitude, is at present employed solely to denote the Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St. Peter, is the chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12260a.htm
Note that if you read about the Classical Latin pappas you will see that it refers to the mysteries of the Pagan period, a lot of terminology and more in the RCC is from that period and not denied, it is referred to as Tradition.
Institution of a supreme head by ChristThe proof that Christ constituted St. Peter head of His Church is found in the two famous Petrine texts, Matthew 16:17-19, and John 21:15-17.
So then these verses that follow must also be for the Pope, did he read this or not?
Matt 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
Matt 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Matt 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
So what then are the keys that Jesus gave to Peter, and all those that were there that day, how do you open the door to God, how do you bind and loose upon the earth and in heaven, the answer is simple and that is, PRAYER in the name of Jesus Christ.
So maybe it is time to say to the Pope, get behind me Satan!
The position of St. Peter after the Ascension, as shown in the Acts of the Apostles, realizes to the full the great commission bestowed upon him. He is from the first the chief of the Apostolic band — not primus inter pares, but the undisputed head of the Church (see THE CHURCH, III).
Now the question is what do we do with the following verses?
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
1Cor 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
If then Christ, as we have seen, established His Church as a society subordinated to a single supreme head, it follows from the very nature of the case that this office is perpetual, and cannot have been a mere transitory feature of ecclesiastical life. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12260a.htm
The same conclusion also follows from a consideration of the end which, by Christ's declaration, the supremacy of Peter was intended to effect. He was to give the Church strength to resist her foes, so that the gates of hell should not prevail against her. The contest with the powers of evil does not belong to the Apostolic age alone. It is a permanent feature of the Church's life. Hence, throughout the centuries the office of Peter must be realized in the Church, in order that she may prevail in her age-long struggle. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12260a.htm
Where in the Bible did this happen, there is no truth in this at all. To say that one man has all the power on earth is total blasphemy and this is not from the Gospel of Jesus and it is not what anyone should follow lest ye be damned!
Primacy of the Roman SeeWe have shown in the last section that Christ conferred upon St. Peter the office of chief pastor, and that the permanence of that office is essential to the very being of the Church. It must now be established that it belongs of right to the Roman See. The proof will fall into two parts:
Where in the word of God is any of this found, Peter was married, Peter never went to Rome. So what spirit is this, when you test this spirit what do you find?
Can you find any of this terminology in the Bible, can you find where Peter was appointed the head of the church on earth, where did Jesus relinquish His power, and is God now limited to heaven only, so since the Pope arrived, God is not almighty anymore but depended on man. Wait, where did I hear this, oh yes Satan telling Eve she surely would not DIE if she ate of the tree!
It is no longer denied by any writer of weight that St. Peter visited Rome and suffered martyrdom there (Harnack, "Chronol.", I, 244, n. 2).
So once again man is the judge, jury and executioner while God is relegated to some realm far away that only the Pope can reach, because you will see later that the Pope according to the RCC is the intermediary between Christ and man!
Canon 331 The office uniquely committed by the Lord to Peter, the first of the Apostles, and to be transmitted to his successors, abides in the Bishop of the Church of Rome. He is the head of the College of Bishops, the Vicar of Christ, and the Pastor of the universal Church here on earth. Consequently, by virtue of his office, he has supreme, full, immediate and universal ordinary power in the Church, and he can always freely exercise this power.
Canon 332 §1 The Roman Pontiff acquires full and supreme power in the Church when, together with Episcopal consecration, he has been lawfully elected and has accepted the election. Accordingly, if he already has the Episcopal character, he receives this power from the moment he accepts election to the supreme pontificate. If he does not have the Episcopal character, he is immediately to be ordained Bishop.
Now with this kind of power we surely can see that he thinks that he is Jesus but it will not be good of me to say so without proper proof, that will make me a heretic!
§3 There is neither appeal nor recourse against a judgment or a decree of the Roman Pontiff.
He wields ultimate power over the Church, cannot be challenged and therefore reigns supreme, you surely do not have to imagine whose place this is, I can assure you that this position does not and will not ever belong to a mere man, only to God and God in flesh our lord Jesus Christ!
Canon 334 The Bishops are available to the Roman Pontiff in the exercise of his office, to cooperate with him in various ways, among which is the synod of Bishops. Cardinals also assist him, as do other persons and, according to the needs of the time, various institutes; all these persons and institutes fulfill their offices in his name and by his authority, for the good of all the Churches, in accordance with the norms determined by law.
So everything that happens in the church is by his authority, what happened to God, where is our Lord, relegated to the back of the bus by the RCC and their replacement of Jesus the “mighty Roman Pontiff”.
Canon 375 §1 By divine institution, Bishops succeed the Apostles through the Holy Spirit who is given to them. They are constituted Pastors in the Church, to be the teachers of doctrine, the priests of sacred worship and the ministers of governance.
Canon 377 §1 The Supreme Pontiff freely appoints Bishops or confirms those lawfully elected.
So the bishops receive the Holy Spirit that is given to them and the supreme pontiff appoints or that are “lawfully elected” so where is the Holy Ghost in this picture, who gives the bishops the Holy Ghost, you get one guess!
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
So what happened to this verse in the Bible maybe the Holy See did not see it at all?
Next we see what you need to be to serve in the church of the Pope.
Canon 378 §1 To be a suitable candidate for the episcopate, a person must:
1° be outstanding in strong faith, good morals, piety, zeal for souls, wisdom, prudence and human virtues, and possess those other gifts which equip him to fulfill the office in question;
2° be held in good esteem;
3° be at least 35 years old;
4° be a priest ordained for at least five years;
5° hold a doctorate or at least a licentiate in sacred Scripture, theology or Canon law, from an institute of higher studies approved by the Apostolic See, or at least be well versed in these disciplines.
§2 The definitive judgment on the suitability of the person to be promoted rests with the Apostolic See.
Now let’s see you need to be outstanding in Strong Faith, please note!
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
And how do you judge the faith of another, by his fruit I would say but as to the RCC Canon this task belongs to the Pope.
Canon 377 §1 The Supreme Pontiff freely appoints Bishops or confirms those lawfully elected.
Next you have to have morals, what morals do man have other than that which is given him by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Next you need piety, so who judges your level of piety and to which god your piety is directed?
Matt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Ok the man needs to have wisdom, but if you have wisdom why do you need the Pope?
Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Then the next prerequisite is a zeal for souls, great but what do you do to know if you are ready and have a true zeal, ask the Pope?
1Pet 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Next it is prudence that is called for and this is the answer from scripture, guess they did not know.
Prov 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Then human virtue is called upon.
Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
To be held in good esteem!
1Thess 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
And lastly you need to be ordained as a priest for at least 5 years.
1Pet 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
This is a futile exercise as to whatever you see concerning the RCC you know that nothing Godly is to be found. Next I will give some more names for the Pope, and will not bother with the other offices lower down as this is unnecessary for if you cannot see the error of the RCC and whom they serve by now you never will.
The Vicar of Christ
(Latin Vicarius Christi).
A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ. It is founded on the words of the Divine Shepherd to St. Peter: "Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep" (John 21:16-17), by which He constituted the Prince of the Apostles guardian of His entire flock in His own place, thus making him His Vicar and fulfilling the promise made in Matthew 16:18-19.
The Holy See
(From the Latin Sancta Sedes, Holy Chair).
A term derived from the enthronement-ceremony of the bishops of Rome. The seat or chair in question must not be confounded with the ancient sedes gestatoria in the centre of the apse of St. Peter's, and immemorially venerated as the cathedra Petri, or Chair of Peter; the term means, in a general sense, the actual seat (i.e. residence) of the supreme pastor of the Church, together with the various ecclesiastical authorities who constitute the central administration.
In this canonical and diplomatic sense, the term is synonymous with "Apostolic See", "Holy Apostolic See", "Roman Church", "Roman Curia".The origin of these terms can only be approximately ascertained. The word sedes, "chair", is an old technical term applicable to all episcopal sees. It was first used to designate the Churches founded by the Apostles; later the word was applied to the principal Christian Churches. These ecclesiae dictae majores were understood to be the five great patriarchal sees of Christian antiquity: Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, and Constantinople. To these the word sedes was applied: "quod in iis episcopi sederent in thronis", and of Rome it was expressly said: "Romana quidem erat prima sedes propria dicta." Thus, Gelasius I (492-496) at a Roman council: "Est ergo prima Petri apostoli sedes." In the earliest Christian writings, also, we often find references to the see or chair of Peter: "Sedet in cathedra Petri". Throughout the early Middle Ages the term was constantly in official use. Thus, in the "Liber Pontificalis" (ed. Duchesne, II, Paris, 1892, 7), under Leo III (795-816): "Nos sedem apostolicam, quae est caput omnium Dei ecclesiarum, judicare non audemus." (We dare not judge the Apostolic See, which is the head of all the Churches of God.) We can thus readily understand how Holy See came be the technical term for the pope, the central ecclesiastical government, and the actual abode of the same.
The papal reservations of benefices, customary in the Middle Ages, made necessary a more exact knowledge of the location of the "Holy See", e.g. when the incumbent of a benefice happened to die "apud sanctam sedem". Where was the "Holy See", when the pope lived apart from the ordinary central administration? From the thirteenth to the fifteenth century we find no satisfactory solution of this question, and can only observe the decisions of the Curia in individual cases. Thus, it was not deemed necessary that the pope should reside in Rome: "Ubi Papa, ibi Curia", i.e., it was taken for granted that the Curia or machinery of administration always followed the pope.
This is clearly shown by an interesting case under Nicholas III, who lived at Soriano from 8 June, 1280, till his death on 22 August of the same year. There were with him only his personal attendants, and the officials in charge of the papal seal (bullatores). The Curia, properly speaking, was at Viterbo, whither the pope frequently went to transact affairs, and where he also gave audiences: "Audientiam suam fecit." Nevertheless, he ordered Bulls to be dated from Soriano, which was done (Baumgarten, "Aus K. und Kammer", Freiburg, 1907, 279). More than a century later, as appears from the official rules drawn up under Benedict XIII (Pedro de Luna; rules 148, 151, 158) and John XXIII (rule 68), this important point was still undecided. The aforesaid rules of Benedict XIII and John XXIII appeared on 28 November, 1404, and 5 June, 1413, respectively (Von Ottenthal, "Die papstlichen Kanzleiregeln von Johann XXII bis Nikolaus V", Innsbruck, 1888, pp. 148, 151, 152, and 185). During the journey of Martin V (1417-1431) from Constance to Rome it frequently occurred that the pope and ecclesiastical authorities were separated from each other; even at this late date the official location of the "Holy See", in as far as this was legally important, was not yet authoritatively fixed. This uncertainty, says Bangen, caused Clement VIII to draw up the Constitution: "Cum ob nonnullas", in which it is laid down that, if the pope and the pontifical administration should not reside in the same place, the utterances of both are authoritative, provided they are in agreement with each other. Covarruvias and Gonzalez agree that: "Curia Romana ibi censetur esse, ubi est papa cum cancellaria et tribunalibus et officialibus suis, quos ad regimen ecclesiae adhibet" (the Roman Curia is considered to be where the pope is, with the chancery, tribunals, and officials whom he employs in the Government of the Church). (Bangen, "Die römische Kurie", Münster, 1854, I, i, 5). Hinschius (System des katholischen Kirchenrechts, III, Berlin, 1883, 135, remark 6) follows the medieval opinion: "Ubi Papa, ibi Curia"; but this seems no longer tenable.
The Pontifex Maximus (Latin, literally: "greatest pontiff" or "greatest bridge-builder") was the high priest of the College of Pontiffs (Collegium Pontificum) in ancient Rome. This was the most important position in the ancient Roman religion, open only to patricians until 254 BC, when a plebeian first occupied this post. A distinctly religious office under the early Roman Republic, it gradually became politicized until, beginning with Augustus, it was subsumed into the Imperial office. Its last use with reference to the emperors is in inscriptions of Gratian (reigned 375–383) who, however, then decided to omit the words "pontifex maximus" from his title. Although the most influential office within Roman priesthood, the pontifex maximus was ranked the fifth in the ranking of the highest Roman priests (ordo sacerdotum), behind the rex sacrorum and the flamines maiores (Flamen Dialis, Flamen Martialis, Flamen Quirinalis).
The word "pontifex" later became a term used for Christian bishops, including the Bishop of Rome, and the title of "Pontifex Maximus" was applied within the Roman Catholic Church to the Pope as its chief bishop. It is not included in the Pope's official titles, but appears on buildings, monuments and coins of popes of Renaissance and modern times.