All Hail the Pope!

At least that’s what Rome would have ya do. Here’s more heresy from Rome, from a 19th century article. The following is taken from Ferraris’ “EcclesiasticalPope Dictionary” (Roman Catholic), article “Pope.” The latest edition of this book was issued from the Press of the Propaganda at Rome in 1899, which shows that it has the approval of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy. “The Catholic Encyclopedia” (Volume VI, page 48) speaks of it as “a veritable encyclopedia of religious knowledge,” and “a precious mine of information.”

“The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God.”

“The pope is of such lofty and supreme dignity that, properly speaking, he has not been established in any rank of dignity, but rather has been placed upon the very summit of all ranks of dignities.”

“Hence the pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions.”

“Moreover the superiority and the power of the Roman pontiff by no means pertain only to heavenly things, to earthly things, and to things under the earth, but are even over angels, than whom he is greater.”

“So that if it were possible that the angels might err in the faith, or might think contrary to the faith, they could be judged and excommunicated by the pope.”

“The pope is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief king of kings, having plenitude of power, to whom has been entrusted by the omnipotent God direction not only of the earthly but also of the heavenly kingdom.”

“The pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth with most ample power of binding and loosing His sheep.”

7 thoughts on “All Hail the Pope!

  1. This so called powerful “god” will one day die, then he’ll be buried, and then be eaten by worms! And yet this pope can “excommunicate” immortal angels!!??

    What a god!! :D

  2. Frank Sheed says:

    Is this what it has come to for Protestants – out of context quotes from obscure 19th century dictionaries? Please, give it up and join us in the Catholic Church. We need your vigor. You need our truth and perspective.

  3. The quotes come from a book owned by the papacy. It is always correct to point our false teaching and warn people to flee such. No amount of protests by defenders of the cult of Rome can change that or the Truth of God’s Word. No child of the living God should be in the Roman Catholic Church – it has a false gospel and a false Christ.

  4. Furthermore, Frank – Rome consistently uses ancient documents to bolster her position. It’s not wrong for either side to do so. One must be able to support one’s position from Scripture – which is where Rome fails.

  5. Stating something is “out of context” means that a plain reading of the words is wrong. If one wishes to assert that the plain meaning is wrong, then one should be able to provide context – but Rome does in fact assert such about the Papacy, no?

    It is always interesting how Rome can state that earlier teachings are “in error” or “need to be clarified,” when situations dictate. One could ask the question: isn’t this a tradition which at some point could become “Sacred?” But again, it already reflects Rome’s doctrine, no? If not, then one has painted one’s self into a dogmatic corner.

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