Scriptural Evidence That Pope Benedict Is Wrong
Posted by Job on October 2, 2008
Another good one from Fancied Freedom!
As a former Catholic, I can attest to the fact that a statement made by Pope Benedict XVI claiming that other Christian churches are not true churches is completely inaccurate.
In a statement approved by the Pope, the Vatican asserted that Christ established only one church (being the Roman Catholic Church) and the other communities (Protestant churches) “could not be called churches” because they don’t have apostolic succession, or the ability to trace their bishops back to Jesus’ original apostles.
Not only that but the document also claims that the Catholic Church “has the fullness of the means of salvation.”
Let me correct a few things:
There is only one name under heaven by which we can be saved – that is Jesus Christ. (see Acts 4:12) Not the Catholic Church, not a pope, not a priest. The one and only High Priest, Christ.
Ephesians 5:23 says that Jesus Christ is the HEAD of the church. The church is the body of believers – the saints who have been called out according to God’s purpose. CHRIST is the head of the church – not a pope.
Despite these outlandish claims, I will pray for Catholics, most of whom are deceived, as I once was. However, the true God of the Bible was able to use my former Catholicism to show me the right path of life.