• So if Peter was Pope, why do all Catholic Churches follow the ay Paul set up the Church?

    Peter never talked about Bishops, Paul did. Paul said who was supposed to be a Bishop and everything, and elders and deacons. James only talked about Elders, but it was the Apostle Paul who talked about Bishops. So if Peter was Pope, why does the Catholic Church follow the Hierarchy given by the Apostle Paul? in the book of Peter, Peter... show more
    Peter never talked about Bishops, Paul did. Paul said who was supposed to be a Bishop and everything, and elders and deacons. James only talked about Elders, but it was the Apostle Paul who talked about Bishops. So if Peter was Pope, why does the Catholic Church follow the Hierarchy given by the Apostle Paul? in the book of Peter, Peter calls himself a fellow "elder" not Bishop. It was Paul who set that office up.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • If catholics are the original Christians can someone please point me to the original bible...?

    verse, written in the holy scriptures where the word "catholic" was established as THE church of Jesus Christ who died on the cross on Calvary. Thanks ahead of time. (catholic bible) I am supposed to take "somebody's/anybody's" word for it? I was hoping that the original church be founded on a ROCK, not on... show more
    verse, written in the holy scriptures where the word "catholic" was established as THE church of Jesus Christ who died on the cross on Calvary. Thanks ahead of time. (catholic bible) I am supposed to take "somebody's/anybody's" word for it? I was hoping that the original church be founded on a ROCK, not on someones say so. ROCK meaning the bible as foundation. To me anybody's word its like a castle in the air without "foundation". Roman C - There is a church described in the bible with name, structure and name of what the believers were called, Christians not catholics (for Jesus Christ not the universe). I was under the impression that GOD built his church a perfect rock (Jesus). Peter was no better than you and me. Why would the all mighty build on a cracked (sinful) rock. There is a lot of controversy on this topic. I am unable to select best answer. So to be fair, I will send it to vote and let you all decide. Thanks
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • Isnt Apostle Paul proof that Bishops today can ordaine Preists and other Bishops without the Pope's approval?

    As in, Paul personally sponsored Timothy as a Bishop, and Apollos also. And he did that without asking Peter or James, because he even said that he's sending a certain church Timothy to be Bishop. So since Paul didnt ask James or Peter, isn't that proof that Bishops today don't have to go through a Pope to ordain other Bishops and... show more
    As in, Paul personally sponsored Timothy as a Bishop, and Apollos also. And he did that without asking Peter or James, because he even said that he's sending a certain church Timothy to be Bishop. So since Paul didnt ask James or Peter, isn't that proof that Bishops today don't have to go through a Pope to ordain other Bishops and send them to a Church? Well, the Book of Timothy talks about how to be a Bishop, that's why Timothy was a Bishop. :)
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • What is it that Catholics do in the opinion of some fundamentalists that is "sending them to hell"?

    I've seen this absurd claim made a few times around here but have yet to figure out what is supposedly so bad. Even the "worst offenses" to me seem so unbelievably trivial that I can't imagine what irks the fundamentalists so much. Seems to me that it's still a religion centered around Christ/God so you'd think that would be good enough. I... show more
    I've seen this absurd claim made a few times around here but have yet to figure out what is supposedly so bad. Even the "worst offenses" to me seem so unbelievably trivial that I can't imagine what irks the fundamentalists so much. Seems to me that it's still a religion centered around Christ/God so you'd think that would be good enough. I realize getting inside a fundamentalist Christian's head to try to understand this is probably a pointless task but I'd still like to try. FROG E: That's pretty absurd since the Catholic religion is a Christian religion. Maybe they just didn't "accept Christ" in the way you choose to do it. god's daughter: it's answers like that that give fundamentalists such a bad reputation. You make several huge factual errors. Care to guess what they are? At his feet: Haven't you noticed that Catholics don't actually worship Mary? Haven't you noticed the hordes of Catholics who show up here every day and say they don't? Why then do you persist in believing that they do?
    24 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • 1) Where did Jesus give instructions that the Christian faith should be based exclusively on a book? ?

    Jesus said,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God and what did Paul say all his words were not contained in the book..
    Jesus said,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God and what did Paul say all his words were not contained in the book..
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • If the meaning of the Bible is so clear—so easily interpreted?

    —and if the Holy Spirit leads every Christian to interpret it for themselves, then why are there so many different Protestant denominations, and millions of individual Protestants, all interpreting the Bible differently?
    —and if the Holy Spirit leads every Christian to interpret it for themselves, then why are there so many different Protestant denominations, and millions of individual Protestants, all interpreting the Bible differently?
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Sola Scriptura And the Bible?

    The time interval between the Resurrection and the establishment of the New Testament canon in AD 382 is roughly the same as the interval between the arrival of the Mayflower in America and the present day. Therefore, since the early Christians had no defined New Testament for almost four hundred years, how did they practice sola Scriptura?
    The time interval between the Resurrection and the establishment of the New Testament canon in AD 382 is roughly the same as the interval between the arrival of the Mayflower in America and the present day. Therefore, since the early Christians had no defined New Testament for almost four hundred years, how did they practice sola Scriptura?
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago