IS POPE FRANCIS THE VICAR OF CHRIST? by steve finnell
Is Pope Francis the vicar of Christ? The Roman Catholic Church teaches that to be true. A vicar is someone acting in the place of another.
Catholic doctrine says the pope is the chief shepherd of the church of Christ.
The Roman Catholic Church claims that the pope is the head of the church of Christ on earth.
What does the Bible say?
1. Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (NKJV)
Jesus has all authority.
2. Colossians 1:13-13 ...the kingdom of the Son of His love,.....18 And He is the head of the body, the church...(NKJV)
Jesus is the head of the church.
3. 1 Peter 5:4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away. (NKJV)
Jesus is the Chief Shepherd.
QUOTE FROM THE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC VICAR OF CHRIST, POPE FRANCIS.
"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! "Father, the atheists? Even the atheist. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class. We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all. And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently. little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: We need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. 'But I don't believe , Father, I am an atheist!' But do good: We will meet one another there."
What does the Bible say about unrepentant atheists? 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, (NKJV)
Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (NKJV)[Jesus understands His gospel.]
Obeying the gospel is simply believing and being immersed in water. You must know God and obey the gospel of Christ.
Good works cannot save anyone, including atheists.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.(NKJV)
Salvation is a free gift of God. No good works are required. Obeying the gospel of Christ by believing and being immersed in water (baptized) obtains that free gift.
No man can take the place of Jesus Christ on earth or in heaven.