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TITLE:                                   SIMON PETER NOT "FIRST POPE OF ROME"

 

OVERVIEW:

It is "claimed" by the Vatican, Peter was the "first Pope of Rome".  However, according to the testimony of the New Testament, Peter never even went to Rome, at all. (Obviously, there is a "discrepancy" of "data") Which should have "priority"? The "primary source documentation"? Or an institution known for it's commitment to, and open use of, "pious fraud"? (And which does so for it's own benefit?)

 

"SIMON PETER" NEVER WENT TO "ROME"

 

"SIMON PETER" WAS NOT COMMISSIONED TO THE "GENTILES"

"The gospel of the CIRCUMCISION was unto Peter; (For He that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)" (Gal. 2:7-8).

II Timothy 1:11: "Whereunto I (PAUL) am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles."

 

"PAUL" WAS COMMISSIONED TO THE "GENTILES"
(And only "Apostle" sent to "Rome")

"I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable"  (Rom. 15:16).
 

"PAUL" WAS THE FOUNDER OF "ROMAN ECCLESIA"

Rom 1:1  Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Rom 1:7  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 

"PAUL" DID NOT "BUILD ON ANOTHER MAN'S FOUNDATION"

Rom 15:16  That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Rom 15:17  I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
Rom 15:18  For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
Rom 15:19  Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
Rom 15:20  Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
 

PAUL LISTS 28 "CHRISTIAN LEADERS" AT ROME
(PETER IS NEVER EVEN MENTIONED AT A TIME HE IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN THERE!)

Rom 16:1  I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
Rom 16:2  That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

Rom 16:3  Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
Rom 16:4  Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

Rom 16:5  Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

Rom 16:6  Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

Rom 16:7  Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Rom 16:8  Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.

Rom 16:9  Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.

Rom 16:10  Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' household.

Rom 16:11  Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.

Rom 16:12  Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

Rom 16:13  Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

Rom 16:14  Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.

Rom 16:15  Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
Rom 16:16  Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
 

YEARS LATER- THERE IS STILL NO MENTION OF PETER (NOT EVEN A SINGLE PASSING REFERENCE)

Act 28:15  And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
Act 28:16  And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
Act 28:17  And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
Act 28:18  Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.
Act 28:19  But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

Act 28:30  And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,
Act 28:31  Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

 

AS LATE AS 65 AD AND THE END OF PAUL'S LIFE (NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF PETER IN ROME)

2Ti 4:10  For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

2Ti 4:11  Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.

2Ti 4:12  And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus.

2Ti 4:13  The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

2Ti 4:14  Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

2Ti 4:15  Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.

2Ti 4:16  At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

2Ti 4:17  Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2Ti 4:18  And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2Ti 4:19  Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

2Ti 4:20  Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.

2Ti 4:21  Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

 

PETER PROPHESIED BY CHRIST TO LIVE TO BE AN "OLD MAN"

Joh 21:17  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Joh 21:18  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

 

WHERE WAS "PETER"?

Act 12:5  Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. (Jerusalem)

Act 2:14  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

Gal 2:11  But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. (Syria [North of Israel])

1Pe 5:13  The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son. (Babylonia, Center of the Rabbinical Academy)
 

WHAT IS KNOWN FROM "ARCHEOLOGY" AND "HISTORY"

Note: There is archeological evidence that Peter returned to, or after death, was taken back to, and subsequently buried in Jerusalem, according to Jewish customs. Ossuaries bearing his name were found in Jerusalem in 1953. (It is claimed by Catholic "Apollo-gists" that the find was "insignificant" since "Simon Bar Jona" was a "common name" in Israel. (But what it not "explained" by the "Apollo-gists" is that, despite the claim of "insignificance" and "commonality", it is the only 1st century Jewish occurary, ever found with that name inscribed) and  (which also contained early "Christian" symbolism))  So the "pretense" by "Apollo-gists" that it was "insignificant" because of "commonality", is once again, transparant "over-compensation". This topic is covered in more detail, on the Bible Study on "Ambrose and the "Dawn of the Dead""

THE "SIMON" PETER THAT DID GO TO "ROME"

QUOTE: "When Justin Martyr wrote [152 A.D.] his Apology, the sect of the Simonians appears to have been formidable, for he speaks four times of their founder, Simon; and we need not doubt that he identified him with the Simon of the Acts. He states that he was a Samaritan, adding that his birthplace was a village called Gitta; he describes him as a formidable magician, and tells that he came to ROME in the days of Claudius Caesar (45 A.D.), and made such an impression by his magical powers, THAT HE WAS HONORED AS A GOD, a statue being erected to him on the Tiber, between the two bridges, bearing the inscription ‘Simoni deo Sancto’ (i.e., the holy god Simon)" Dictionary of Christian Biography,
Vol. 4, p. 682). END QUOTE

QUOTE: Hasting’s Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol 2, p. 496, states that there is "very slight evidence on which to reject so precise a statement as Justin makes; a statement he would scarcely have hazarded in an apology addressed to Rome, where every person had the means of ascertaining its accuracy. If he made a mistake, it must have been at once exposed, and other writers would not have frequently repeated the story as they have done." END QUOTE

QUOTE: At the time of Claudius, it was illegal to erect a statue to any man as a god or greatly honored person unless the permission of the Emperor and the Senate had been secured. The statue was still standing in Justin’s day (152 A.D.), people were still giving regard to it. There are many other accounts of Simon’s traveling to Rome and becoming one of the great gods to the city and to the people of Rome. There are records which show that Simon "prophesies that Rome will be the scene of his crowning glory, when he will be adored as a god" Dictionary of Religion & Ethics, Vol. 11, p. 522). END QUOTE

QUOTE: Later, about the fourth century, a flood of works came out about Peter encountering Simon Magus in Rome and overthrowing him. But these works are clearly fiction. Almost all scholars realize the absurdity of maintaining such a thing. In the first place, it can be Biblically shown that Peter the Apostle was NEVER in Rome when these fictitious writings say he should be. END QUOTE
 

CONCLUSION

The "Biblical narrative" concerning Peter, completely "contradicts" the "Roman narrative" that he came to Rome and personally handed over his "all encompassing spiritual authority" to the Roman Empire.  The Biblical narrative never places him in Rome at all, ever.


The "Biblical narrative" is the "primary source documentation" concerning "Peter".


But his "abscence" from Rome is not the "only problem" Rome faces concerning it's "claim" to be the "successors" of the "first infallible Pope Peter". Even if their claim were actually true (and it is not), it still would not "give them" the kind of "authority" they "claim" from it. (Because "Peter" was never considered to be a "Pope" even among the Apostles)... and certianly not "ever", an "infallible" one.

 

PART B - PETER WAS NEVER CONSIDERED TO BE "AN INFALLIBLE POPE"

 

The testimony of the New Testament is very clear that "Peter never went to Rome". But even if he had, the New Testament is also "very clear", he was never "considered" by New Testament authors, to "ever" have been an "infallible Pope".

 

THE APOSTLE "PETER" WAS NEVER CONSIDERED TO BE AN "INFALLIBLE POPE"

Catholics do believe that the Pope, be he saint or sinner, is preserved by God from leading the Church into doctrinal error.  This is referred to as his infallibility.  More exactly, the Catholic Church claims to speak in matters of faith and morals through her bishops, and in a special way through the Pope, with an authority that demands respect.

- p. 43, Father Hendricks Ph.D.,Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception, Religions In America
 

THE APOSTLE PETER (THE  FIRST "NOT SO INFALLIBLE" POPE?)

Mat 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Mat 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Mat 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Mat 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mat 15:15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
Mat 15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?



===================> THE "KEYS" <===================

Mat 16:18,19 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. 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.

================> AFTER THE KEYS <=================

Notice what is "written" about "Peter" AFTER he was given "THE KEYS"

 

BEGINNING OF PETER'S CAREER AS AN "INFALLIBLE POPE"

 
(1) CALLED SATANIC

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

(2) CALLED SATANIC

Mark 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

(3) CALLED SATANIC

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

(4) REBUKED BY HEAVEN

Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Mat 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mat 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Mat 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Mat 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

(5) REBUKED BY HEAVEN

Mar 9:5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Mar 9:6 For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.
Mar 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

(6) REBUKED BY HEAVEN

Luk 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
Luk 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
Luk 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Luk 9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
Luk 9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
Luk 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
Luk 9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
Luk 9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

(7) THREATENED BY CHRIST TO "HAVE NO PART"

Joh 13:6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Joh 13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Joh 13:8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

(8) "PREVENTED" BY CHRIST

Mat 17:24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?
Mat 17:25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?

(9) REBUKED FOR UNFORGIVENESS

Mat 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Mat 18:22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

(10) DENIES CHRIST

Mat 26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
Mat 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

(11) DENIES CHRIST

Mar 14:29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
Mar 14:30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Mar 14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

(12) DENIES CHRIST

Luk 22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

(13) DENIES CHRIST

Joh 13:36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
Joh 13:37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
Joh 13:38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

(14) COULDN'T PRAY FOR 1 HOUR

Mat 26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Mat 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Mat 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Mat 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

(15) COULDN'T PRAY FOR EVEN 1 HOUR

Mar 14:33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
Mar 14:34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
Mar 14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
Mar 14:37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

(16) REBUKED FOR CRIMINAL VIOLENCE

Joh 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
Joh 18:11 Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:

(17) DENIES CHRIST

Mat 26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
Mat 26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

(18) DENIES CHRIST

Luk 22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
Luk 22:57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

(19) DENIES CHRIST

Joh 18:17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.

(20) DENIES CHRIST

Mar 14:66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
Mar 14:67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
Mar 14:68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest.

(21) DENIES CHRIST

Luk 22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.

(22) DENIES CHRIST

Joh 18:25 And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

(23) DENIES CHRIST

Mat 26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
Mat 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

(24) DENIES CHRIST

Mar 14:69 And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
Mar 14:70 And he denied it again.

(25) DENIES CHRIST

Mat 26:73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

(26) CURSES AND SWEARS

Mat 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying,

(27) DENIES CHRIST

Mat 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying,I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
Mat 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

(28) DENIES CHRIST

And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
Mar 14:71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
Mar 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

(29) DENIES CHRIST

Luk 22:59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
Luk 22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
Luk 22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Luk 22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

(30) DENIES CHRIST

Joh 18:26 One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
Joh 18:27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

(31) BELEIVED NOT

Mar 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
Mar 16:10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
Mar 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

(32) BELEIVED NOT

Luk 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
Luk 24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Luk 24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

(33) WAS "WITHSTOOD TO THE FACE"

Gal 2:9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Gal 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
Gal 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

(34) "WITHDRAWS IN FEAR"

Gal 2:12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

(35) LEADS OTHERS "AWAY" (ASTRAY)

Gal 2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

(36) CAUSES "DISSIMULATION"

Gal 2:13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

(37) WALKED NOT UPRIGHTLY

Gal 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

(38) DID NOT TEACH THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL

Gal 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel,

(39) MADE CHRIST "THE MINISTER OF SIN"

Gal 2:17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

(40) FRUSTRATED THE GRACE OF GOD

Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

(40b) MADE CHRIST'S DEATH "VAIN"

Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
 
THERE ARE 40 RECORDED ACCOUNTS OF HOW PETER AS AN "INFALLIBLE POPE"
WOULD HAVE DAMNED THE BODY OF CHRIST".  

Paul first met with Peter at Jerusalem three years after his conversion. In the record of this meeting the name of Cephas (Peter) precedes that of James, although Galatians notes that in another meeting 14 years later the name of James precedes that of Cephas (Galatians 2:9). Paul also emphasized an incident involving himself and Peter at Antioch. Apparently, Paul had achieved some success in the difficult matter of welding the Jewish and Gentile Christians of Antioch into one congregation. The Jewish Christians saw the sharing of food with Gentiles as quite alien to their tradition. In the absence of Paul, Peter, perhaps in his capacity as missionary, visited Antioch and ate with the united group. Later, "certain persons came from James" and opposed the united congregation's custom of eating together. In apparent deference to James, Peter "drew back and began to hold aloof," and the Jewish Christians did likewise. The unity of the group had been destroyed. When Paul returned, he upbraided Peter for what he may have considered Peter's vacillation or perhaps even purposeful disruption (Galatians 2:11–14). This incident may have occasioned the Jerusalem Council (AD 49 or 50), in which it was settled that hereafter Paul should be "entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised" (Galatians 2:7) and Peter "for the mission to the circumcised" (Galatians 2:8).
- ENYCLOPEDIA BRITTANICA, 2002 CD-ROM ED.

We have seen how well the false doctrine of the first (and greatest) "infallible Pope" in Scripture would have "damned" the body of Christ (40 times, actually there's more but I like the number 40).  Now we shall briefly note how the false doctrine of "infallible Pope" holds up in HISTORY.  After all, if the Pope is "infallible", we will likely see evidence of a divine intelligence, supernaturally guiding the Church in faith and practice, throughout history and away from all man-made errors.  But what does THE RECORD say?

The following is a short list of commonly known historical highlights of the Papacy:


"HIGHLIGHTS" OF THE
INFALLIBLE POPE IN HISTORY


(1)  Pope outlaws and places bountry on blood relatives of Christ

(2)  Pope affirms flat Earth

(3)  Pope affirms Earth center of Solar system

(4)  Pope condemns Gallileo to hell

(5)  Pope damns paying for theological education

(6)  Pope approves paying for theological education

(7)  Pope approves of "selling salvation"

(8)  Pope forbides the reading of "Scripture"

(9)  Pope damns the practice of "Banking"

(10) Pope damns the practice of "Medicine"

(11) Pope damns the practice of "Science"

(11) Pope orders "ethnic cleansing" & genocide

(12) Pope orders "death sentence" for "witches"

(13) Pope affirms the practice of slavery

(14) Pope sides with the SOUTH in US Civil war

(13) Pope sides with NAZIs in WWII

(14) Pope declares previous Pope a "Heretic"


(Note: "Flipping a coin" would have been more "infallible")
Try it !

I have an "infallible coin". Whenever I "flip it" (it always "infinallibly" gives me the right answer). And whenever it's wrong... as soon as I realize it's wrong, I change my answer to what is right, thus "preserving" the "infalliblity" of "my infallble coin".


(Now you "understand" how the doctrine of "Papal infallibility" works)

The "policy" of entire "nations" are being "determined" by this "doctrine"