I find the Catholic charade of selecting a literal high priest (pope)
after the order of the old testament, is an abomination, disgusting.
To anyone who read particularly the New testament, without preconceived
ideas been influenced while children,
instead with an open mind, trying to slowly digest the many teachings
in the bible. It is clear that Jesus and the apostles didn't set up a
literal priest hood similar to after the old testament literal priest
Instead Jesus and his apostles set up a
spiritual priest hood of believers. Says it very clearly.
Apostle Peter's words
I Peter 2:5 ye also,
as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, to be a holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God
through Jesus Christ.
I Peter 2:9 But
ye are a elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people
for God`s own possession, that ye may show forth the
excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous
anyone who is a Christian according to following the steps described by
Jesus and his apostles for atonement of sins and becoming a member of
Christ Church is seen as a spiritual/imaginary priest, who reads and
studies the words of Jesus and his apostles, to put on Christ life in
their steps to direct their path through life, for eternal life.
is independence of the old testament literal priesthood, thinking
for yourselves God establish, not submitting to others, but solely God
through Jesus and his apostles writings. Where Jesus is the perfect
high priest forever, guiding his followers through his words recorded.
The book of Hebrews tells of why the Jesus is the perfect high priest
forever, being he is sinless, he is truly incorruptible, and lives
Hebrews 7:17 for it is witnessed [of him,]
Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek. 18 For there is a disannulling of a foregoing
commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness 19 (for the law made nothing perfect), and a
bringing in thereupon of a better hope, through which we draw nigh unto
God. 20 And inasmuch
as [it is] not without the taking of an oath 21 (for they indeed have been made priests
without an oath; but he with an oath by him that saith of him, The Lord
sware and will not repent himself, Thou art a priest for ever);
22 by so much
also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant. 23 And they indeed have been made priests many
in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:
24 but he, because he
abideth for ever, hath his priesthood unchangeable. 25
Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near
unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth
to make intercession for them. 26
For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated
from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 who needeth not daily, like those high
priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for
the [sins] of the people: for this he did
once for all, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law appointeth men high priests,
having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law,
[appointeth] a Son, perfected for evermore.
try to establish a literal high priest in a Pope, is so contrary to
Jesus and his apostles teachings.
Catholics love to parade out the statement by Jesus claiming Peter
is the rock. Where instead it's Peter's confession that Jesus is the
“Christ” is the rock the church is built upon. Lets even agree that
Peter had a central leadership role. But there is no place in the new
testament that he is a literal priest and especially not a succession
anywhere, what so ever.
church organization left to us, is independent congregations, their
highest authority are elders/overseers stated Paul, then Jesus as the
high priest forever.
Hebrews 8:1 Now in the things which we are saying the chief
point [is this]: We have such a
high priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the
Majesty in the heavens, 2 a
minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord
pitched, not man.
Hebrews 9:11 But Christ having
come a high priest of the good things to come, through the
greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to
say, not of this creation, 12
nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own
blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained
14:23, Romans 15:16, Titus 1:5-9
are very gullible, they love to follow appearances, signs, then
to properly research. Many are clueless to what the bible especially
the new testament says, they are easily deceived to think the old
testament literal priest hood was to past into the new testament
establishment of the church, that there are literal priest. These
people are indoctrinated by these so called literal priest in the old
way of worship under the old testament, told they don't have to read
the bible. Thye are told to solely follow their literal priest, even
call them father, forbidden by Jesus to call men father as in a
hundreds of years Popes forbid their followers to read the bible or be
murdered, burned at the stake, their ashes throw in the rivers, to
terrify, terrorize their ignorant followers.
what does this mean for the Catholic church? It's an abomination to
God, clothed in mere appearances of an angel of light, in particular
old testament literal priest hood to deceive millions.
John J. Nowak
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