Category: Catholic Apologetics

Peter is the visible head of the entire Church

TR:
No, didn’t suggest anything like that at all.

Jews were the first Christians.
Peter was the apostle to the Jews..(according to the Bible)
Is the current Pope the “apostle” to the Jews or the Gentiles?

The answer is obvious:
the answer is Gentiles.

From New Advent
Gentiles:
A word of Latin origin and usually employed in the plural. In the English versions of both Testaments it collectively designates the nations distinct from the Jewish people

As to OP was about the differences between the Pope and Peter:
are you disagreeing with this?

Peter was an apostle to the Jews (not Gentiles)
The Pope is not an apostle to the Jews.

Wow? Really?

Peter was an Apostle to the Jews and Gentiles. Have you not read in Scripture?

Acts 15:7
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.


Now, what does that mean? That doesn’t mean that St. Peter is a Gentile. And since he is also the Apostle to the Jews, that doesn’t mean that he is a Jew. He is a Christian who evangelizes to Jews and Gentiles. The Pope does the same today. He evangelizes to Jews and Gentiles alike.  He is the visible head of the entire Church.

Sincerely,

De Maria

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What Scripture does not say

There’s an interesting discussion going on in the comments to the Paradigm article. Thanks to all who are participating there. The idea that is surfacing is that Protestants make up doctrine according to what they claim, “Scripture does not say”.
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The True Romans’ Road to Salvation

Repent of your sins:

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Then keep the Commandments and avoid sin
Romans 1: 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Analysis of a Conversion – Why I left the Catholic Church, I didn’t like the Mass

 The Mass? Yep, the Mass.

In the last article, I revealed how, one of the reasons that I left the Catholic Church is because I didn’t like to kneel and pray. It seemed excruciating torture to me. And it was forced upon me by my parents, especially my grandmother, whenever she prayed. Therefore, I learned, at a very young age, to despise and avoid prayer at all costs. Read more