Eric- Link to website with a copy of the Sunday Visitor. Is there proof that the "vicarious fili dei" is a false title?
The above is about the "Dagon Hat". I know there is a lot of controversy on this, but the statement "The Pope holds power over the heavens,
the earth, and the underworld" is just way to hard to leave alone.
Is this refuted and denied by the Church?
I thought I would try taking one arguement and, being as factual as possible. Please let me know how to resolve this. To me it is a
conflict, and I would be interested to understand the justification.
The Sabbath day is the seventh day.
Exodus 20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none.
Exodus 31:15 Six days may work be done; but on the seventh is the Sabbath of Rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he
shall Surely be put to death
Exodus 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
Encyclopedia Britannica: Saturday – seventh day of the week.
Encyclopedia Encarta : 7th day of week: the day of the week after Friday and Before Sunday.
The Antichrist will change times and laws.
Daniel 7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and
Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time.
The Catholic Church changed the Sabbath
(A time and a law)
"Question: Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
Peter Geiermann, The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1946 ed.), p.50. Geiermann received the "apostolic blessing" of Pope Pius X on his
labors, January 25, 1910. www.abcog.org...
If I understand correctly, the whole justification for the church being able to do is based on the following.
13. When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is
18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever
thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
"thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church;"
Isn't thou the same as saying "you Peter" and then he says "this rock". So he is talking directly to Peter, and in keeping with the
direct conversation with Peter, he says "upon this rock. This would seem to identify an object or idea that Jesus is showing Peter. Jesus goes on
to say that "the gates of hell will not prevail against it." If he were talking about Peter wouldn't he refer to him as an animate object like
"you" or "him"?
Wouldn't it make more since if the inanimate object or thought that Jesus was refering to was the "it". "for flesh and blood have not
revealed it unto thee" Isn't this faith that Jesus is refering? Isn't God given faith that is the gift God has given his people?
I am trying to make since of why the Catholic Church believes that Simon-Peter was the first Pope. I hope that made some sense.