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Is the Pope the Vicar of Christ?

  1. jacobkuttyta profile image70
    jacobkuttytaposted 5 years ago

    Is the Pope the Vicar of Christ?

  2. christopheranton profile image76
    christopherantonposted 5 years ago

    Yes he is. The Bishops of Rome can trace their succession back to St Peter and Christ made him the Head of the new church. There can be little doubt about it. It's a fact of history.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Jesus does indeed predict a “vicar” in the sense of a “replacement” for His physical presence here on earth. However, this “vicar of Christ” is not a priest, high priest, bishop, or pope. The only biblical “Vicar of Christ” is the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 declares, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” John 14:16-18 proclaims, “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” The Holy Spirit is Christ’s “replacement” on the earth. The Holy Spirit is our Counselor, Teacher (John 14:26), and guide into all truth (John 16:13).

    1. Disappearinghead profile image77
      Disappearingheadposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you DH.

    3. Andy Ramjohn profile image79
      Andy Ramjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed smile

    4. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Andy.

  4. Andy Ramjohn profile image79
    Andy Ramjohnposted 5 years ago

    To claim to be Christ, or God, or Christ's representative on earth... is blasphemy.  As is claiming to forgive sins. Also, Jesus did NOT make Peter the head of the new church, as many falsely believe. When He referred to Peter as a 'rock', the Greek word used more truly refers to a 'pebble' or a 'chip off a rock.'  The Bible clearly tells us that Jesus is the ONLY Rock upon which our salvation is based wink
    For more information, please read my Hub... http://andyramjohn.hubpages.com/hub/beaststudy2
    Also, please consider that the newly elected Pope is openly a Jesuit... Selah!
    God-bless!

    1. whomtheSonsetFree profile image71
      whomtheSonsetFreeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No he is NOT Jesus "Vicar".

 
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