Notes on Roman Catholicism for your Visitation Bible #2

Roman Catholic #2

Rock: Catholics believe that Peter is the “rock” that the church is followed on and that the Pope is his successor.

  1. Deut 32:3,4 – God is the Rock.
  2. Vs. 15-18 – Repeat. God is the Rock.
  3. Vs. 31-33 – Prophecy of a false rock.
    1. Connected to wine, Sodom, and Satan.
  4. I Sam 2:2 – No rock like God.
  5. Ps 18:2 – Who is your rock?
  6. Ps 42:9 – God is rock in OT.
  7. Ps 62:2,6,7 – Same.
  8. Ps 78:35 – Same.
  9. Matt 16:18 – Word comparisons by language.  No evidence of Aramaic original of Matthew.
English Peter rock
Greek Πετρος – Petros πετρα – petra
Latin Petrus petram
  1. John 1:42 – Even if Matthew was Aramaic (Cephas), the Holy Spirit still says it means “stone” not “rock”.
  2. I Cor 10:4 – Paul says Christ is Rock.
  3. I Pet 2:3-8 – Peter says Christ is Rock.

 

Peter was a bad Pope.  

  1. Acts 3:1 – Peter was Jewish. Only Jews allowed in Temple.
  2. I Pet 2:3-8 – Says Christ is Rock, not himself.
  3. I Pet 1:18 – Warns of tradition.
  4. Matt 8:14 – He’s Married.
  5. Acts 10:25,26 – Refused worship.
    1. Matt 23:9 – Context is religious titles.
    2. John 17:11 – “Holy Father” is God, not the Pope.
  6. Acts 3:1-6 – Has no money.
  7. Acts 10:47 – Peter baptized AFTER salvation.
  8. Acts 15:7-11 – Preached salvation by grace through faith.
  9. Gal 2:11-14 – Wrong in doctrine and practice.
  10. Matt 16:23 – Jesus Christ calls Peter, Satan.

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