|Note: The page at this link was originally supposed to speak to the fact that the apostle Peter was married. Celibacy (supposed) is highly touted by the Roman Catholic "Church". It is a doctrine of devils to forbid God's people to marry--
The popes, who ostensibly sit in the so-called, "Peter's chair", are not married--but Peter was married. Bible verses shewing this fact--
Matthew 8:14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
The Roman Catholic Pope does not occupy "Peter's chair"
There is no "Petrine chair" in the Bible and there is no unbroken succession of apostles sitting in the fabled "chair of Peter". The Bible does not teach that there is a worldwide, earthly leader of all Christians--the Christians themselves form a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:). The Lord Jesus has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father (Revelation 1:6). We are ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). We have the word of God (Authorized Version of 1611 of the Holy Bible) and the Holy Ghost to teach us and empower us for service (Acts 1:8). The anointing which we have received of him abideth in us and we need not that any man teach us (1 John 2:27).
The Lord Jesus Christ is the head of his own church. His people are guided by his word--not papal encyclicals, decretals, bulls, canon laws, magisterium, 'tradition', etc. There is no 'vicar/substitute of Christ' -- the Lord Jesus Christ himself dwells in his people (Colossians 1:27). For a man to interrupt that relationship between man and God is an act of extreme wickedness. His followers will not go to the not-in-the-Bible 'purgatory', they will go to hell. The popes have set forth costly heresies (masses, indulgences, relics, etc.) as a way to get the merit needed to get to heaven.
A quote from The Roman Catholic "Church" is not Christian--Why is she [Rome] posing as the Christian church? False religion is a money maker. Her doctrines/teachings have enabled her to collect wealth, delicacies, adoration, and power for centuries on end. Her doctrines are made up stories consisting of various elements and superstitions and pasted together with some Bible names. Even one of her popes said that the Roman Catholic false Christ (her transubstantiatable "victim,") is a made up fable. When the Roman Catholic "Church" speaks of Christ, it is speaking of its own invention, not the true Christ. That is why her doctrines are diametrically opposed to the Bible, they have been made up over centuries of time. One can find dates when various heresies have been added to the pot (infallibility of the pope, assumption of Mary, etc.). The Bible speaks of people who preach "another Jesus" (2 Corinthians 11:4)--and Rome is in that category.
"Every age knows how useful this fable of Christ has been to us and ours*...8"
8 Fa de Christo fabula. Mornaei Hist. Papatus, p. 820.
Statement attributed to Pope Leo X who was speaking to his secretary Bembo.
(excerpted from History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume 1, Books 1-4
by J.H. Merle D'Aubigne, Legacy Publications edition, p. 51)
*(Rome's fables are not useful, they are dangerous; they are actually destroying people's souls, forever--Leo now knows this for himself)
For the love of money is the root of all evil... I Timothy 6:10
The Christian church has long identified the pope of Rome as antichrist. In the mouth of two or three witnesses, let the truth be established--
"Rome is the Seat of the Antichrist."
--King James VI & I
A Premonition to All Most Mightie Monarches
"...Popery is in deed The mysterie of iniquitie..."
--King James VI & I, 1605 Speech to Parliament
"The Pope is Antichrist..."
--King James VI & I, Meditation Upon Revelation 20:7-10
"Antichrist and his clergie...not only infect the earth...but rule also over the whole..."
--King James VI & I
Meditation Upon Revelation 20:7-10
"...the pope is that wicked one--very son of the devil, an Antichrist..."
--King Edward VI
A Small Treatise Against the Primacy of the Pope (see Conclusion)
"...the greatest curse the world has ever known--Roman Catholicism."
--Bernard Fresenborg, former Roman Catholic priest
Thirty Years in Hell, p. 277
"Catolicismo [Catholicism] is the central power of the Antichrist."
--Dr. Alberto Rivera, former Roman Catholic Jesuit priest
From Rome to Christ (from_rome_to_Christ.jpg), VHS (at approximately 18:20)
Rome has overseen the killing of millions Christians, shedding the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. Pope Innocent III was there to turn the armies of the Crusades against Christians and many of his fellow popes added their own wickedness to the stew. Former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, teaches us in his, "Systematic Murder of Believers-The Untold History of the Inquisition" that the Inquisition was instigated and sustained by the popes of the Roman Catholic "Church".
Although the popes do not sit is the apostle Peter's chair, they indeed do form a dynasty (as former Roman Catholic Jesuit, Alberto Rivera put it)--but where did the dynasty start? Dr. Rivera seats it in the decree of emperor Constantine of Rome around 312 A.D. This is when Rome imperial had her legions and held sway as the world power. Emperor Constantine basically welded the church and the state. "Christianity" would become the official religion of the empire. Her bishops, through the years, would amass and wield great power, step by step.
An excerpt from decept19.htm--
The pope claims to be "Peter's successor" (as in the apostle Peter). There is no such office in the Bible yet the Roman Catholic institution claims that there has been an UNBROKEN apostolic line starting with Peter and that after him, each succeeding pope has taken his place as chief apostle. Some of the vilest men have been popes--and yet the names of these wicked popes are still listed on their lists of Peter's supposedly unbroken successors. The following is excerpted from "The Antichrist Slideshow" (anti9.htm)--The Roman Catholic Observer (www.angelfire.com/ma/romewatch/) notes:[a number of popes] sired bastard children, and even had some of those children made popes themselves! There was even a pope who was murdered by a jealous husband [the pope committed adultery with his wife]... The box below lists some of the popes who sired future popes. It is enough to give one pause to think....
Popes who Sired Popes
Pope Anastasius (399-401) sired Pope Innocent I (401-417)
Pope Hormisday (514-523) sired Pope Silverius (536-537)
Pope Sergius II (904-911) sired Pope John XI (931-935)
Clerics who Sired Popes, Bishops and Priests
Pope Theodore I (642)-649) sired Bishop Damasus I (366-384)
Pope Boniface (418-422), Felix II (483)-492), Anastasius II (496-498), Agapitus (535-536), Marinus I (882-884) and John XV (985-986) were sons of Roman Catholic priests. [Lead Us Not Into Temptation; Page 179]
For information on the depravity of the popes (written by a Catholic), see The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church by Malachi Martin.
Popes have not ministered to Christians,
they have persecuted Christians. It it said that in the aftermath of the the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (where approximately 100,000 French Protestants were killed at the instigation of Jesuits during a time of peace), there was joy in Rome and that a commemorative medal was even struck for the "joyous" occasion.
R.W. Thompson said this about the St. Batholomew's Day Massacre:"There is no intelligent reader of French history who is not familiar with the steps taken by this perfidious queen regent [ Catherine de Medici ] after the admission of the Jesuits into Paris, to bring about the terrible Massacre of St. Bartholomew -- an event so closely allied with others, of which they were the undoubted authors, that one must close his eyes not to see the evidences which point to their agency in that infamous transaction. They needed such bloody work to give them the mastery over France; although they have since then been more than once expelled in disgrace from French soil, they have returned again and again to torment her people, who still continue to realize, under their [ Third ] Republic, how unceasingly they labor for the entire overthrow of every form of popular government." (The Footprints of the Jesuits, R. W. Thompson, (New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1894) p. 113., as quoted in Vatican Assassins, page 175)
An internet resource identified the following as the commemorative medal that the pope had struck in celebration of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre--
Under the popes we have the Crusades and the infamous Inquisitions, etc. a series of bloodbaths performed under the auspices of the popes through the centuries.
The pope is not Peter's successor, he is Nero's successor.
The pope is not Peter's successor, he is Diocletian's successor.(see, Ten Major Persecutions of the Early Christians Which Occurred During the Reign of the Imperial Roman Emperors)
Nebuchadnezzar's fourth kingdom, Rome, NEVER died, notwithstanding the claims of history books that say she died in 476 AD. "Imperial Rome" with its big army faded to the background, but the Roman whore came out of the rubble. By her sorceries are nations deceived (see Revelation 18:23). With a cursory search on the internet, one can find pictures of the whore with the kings of the earth--presidents of the United States, South America, Europe, Africa, et al. She deals with them and their countries.
Bedroom talk is in the bedroom. But we can see abominations like hate laws in the streets.
Nowadays, when a person soberly notes Rome's heretical doctrines compared to the Bible, or her on-the-record history, they risk being called a "hate group" or, "anti-Catholic" (like she is the only one not subject to historical analysis). At this time, she cannot terrorize the people like she used to. According to former Roman Catholic priest, Richard Bennett, her pattern is to get laws on the books first and then act to enforce the laws --To recognize the dominant position to which the Roman Catholic Church aspires and which she has always desired, it is essential [to] understand how she has acted in the past -- for the pattern is still the same. Her aspirations must be codified in law before they can be enacted effectively. Rome has always constructed the machinery of law within her own system before she is able to impose on others what she traditionally has called her "just penalties" for disobedience. -- "The Pattern of Papal Persecutions, Then and Now" by Richard Bennett (in this article, Mr. Bennett reviews how Rome used brutal laws in the past and examines possible scenarios for the future even involving the UN and the EU)
Today things are heating up against Christians as time comes to an end. We hear about "hate laws", "hate speech", etc. The Bible reveals that through his POLICY (like laws) the beast shall cause craft to prosper (ref. Daniel 8:25). One policy ("do what I say, or else!), law, or series of laws, can subdue a whole nation. Under the guise of tolerance and multi-culturalism, unconstitutional laws are being enacted, immigration laws are not properly enforced, tax dollars are filtered to agencies supporting illegal immigrants, school children are indoctrinated with foreign concepts while being prohibited access to our Bible, oh and so much more...Once awakened to this, a person can see the latest abomination a mile off.
Dr. Alberto Rivera made an interesting point. He that said Rome has no army (the Swiss Guard is not an army), yet she has every army. She has long used "the secular arm" (armies) to achieve her goals, to gain lands, and to forward her Inquisitions. If you want to prove the truth of this assertion, start with Charlemagne around 800 A.D. and see how the pope crowned him emperor of the "Holy" Roman Empire (actually go back to Constantine around 312 AD). That move welded together the papacy and various states in relations that have endured unto the current day with the concordats and treaties that the "holy see" is still signing, like the Montreal Protocol.
- Roman empire
- Holy Roman empire
- Holy Alliance
- League of Nations
- United Nations...
The pope claims to sit in "Peter's chair". The Roman Catholic institution claims that the pope's position is derived from Peter's apostolic position. When do we ever read about Peter sitting on a throne and living in a palace like the Vatican? Never. When do we ever read about Peter expecting somebody to bow down to him? Never. When Cornelius fell down at Peter's feet and worshipped him, Peter took him up and told him, "Stand up; I myself also am a man." (ref. Acts 10:25-26) The exact opposite of the pope.
What about the ROMAN caesar? Did caesar sit on a throne? Did people bow to Roman caesars and pay them obesaince? Of course.
No, the pope does not occupy Peter's chair, he occupies Caesar's chair.
Deception XVIII: THE MOTHER
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