Monday, May 5, 2008

Eh, it had to happen

Who is the true Vicar of Christ?
The Roman Catholic Pope or the Holy Spirit?

You may want to pop open a beer before reading this. I'm just sayin'...

So intimate and worshipful is this, that in a spiritual sense a true believer will only use the words “The Holy Father” of God alone! The Roman Pontiff not only takes to himself the office of “Vicar of Christ” but also the very title of the Godhead, “The Holy Father.” We must therefore ask the question that Apostle John asks, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son” (I John 2:22). In assuming these titles to himself, the Pope shows that he truly is “a vicar of Christ” in the biblical sense of the Antichrist!

I *think* they believe we worship the Pope. I *think* they are saying Catholics believe that his person has been infused with God the Father. I may be wrong, but that is the conclusion I have drawn from the writings. Why is it always ex-priests that are so bitter and full of odd stories and conclusions? Did he worship the Pope as a priest? Eh, Calvinist now, Jesuit schooled. Back to work. My brain hurts a little.(Is worshipful a word?)


Alexander said...

That argument is about Junior High School level.

LarryD said...

*Sigh* At least he had the integrity to leave the Church instead of attempting to corrupt it from within. So many who think as he did ("I'm my own Pope!" basically) stick around to mess things up.

Anonymous said...

recently addressed this in my ongoing series, A Face Like The Face Of Robert Tilton Without The Horns."

There comes a point when caricature becomes truth in the minds of the small minded. I call it sociopathy.

a thorn in the pew said...

I had to wait and watch it after dinner, Matt. You are correct though. I once heard Fr. Corapi say that if you wallow in the bucket of dung for to long, you start to smell, too. I think that applies here. I agree that it is better to leave and do your own thing than to corupt the church with the muck.