a reply to: Wifibrains
He would say that, because his is a position which tops a hierarchy, whose entire existence is a heresy against Christ, and counter to his
instructions to his people, and furthermore ignores the fundamental manner in which Christ comported himself.
Jesus Christ said "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. None cometh unto the Father, but through me.".
He did NOT say ANYTHING about a cadre of be-robed old men, nor about those men presiding over his people as conduits for worship, nor about those men
holding sway over a massive amount of wealth, despite vows of poverty, and the needs of the people they are supposed to protect, NOR did He mention
anything about creating a government like system, let alone a nation state, based on a corrupted version of His message to his people.
All of those things are inventions of Roman power brokers, who were desperately trying to cobble together a dirty version of Christianity, which
would allow people to take up the new order, and none the less be controlled, their afterlives held for ransom by a disgusting, tyrannical and power
hungry organisation, which ended up being little different to any other vast power structure in the world, ancient or modern.
Christ broke bread and taught people His message in the street, in their homes, and forged personal bonds with those he preached his message to. He
was not a politician, nor a councilman, nor a tyrant, and therefore no tyranny which sprung up from his footsteps is of Him, but is either of man, or
No man of mortal construction, nor any cabal of mortal beings, may stand between a person and Christ, without inciting his ire, without risking an
eternity in the damned, black pit of Hell.
So it makes sense that the Pope would make such a statement as this, because as people realise the error of following the Roman method, he and his
compatriots loose power in the world, which is all to the good, and the benefit of the entire Christian population in my humble opinion.
edit on 5-7-2014 by TrueBrit because: Added detail.