Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Biblical Evidence for the Papacy

                                               (Photoshop pic courtesy of Patrick Vandapool)

Patrick Vandapool had recently conversed with a "bible Christian" and the gentleman wanted to know where in the bible does it support the concept of a Catholic papacy.  The first question is where in the bible does it say that the bible has to have all the answers, but that's a whole other discussion....

Check out this great post on the biblical evidence for the papacy. It is difficult to read the New Testament and not come away with the pre-eminence of Peter's role in the NT, even if you deny the papacy.  Peter is mentioned more times in the New Testament than any other apostle.
"Of Peter the most is known. Peter is mentioned 195 times, the rest of the other Apostles combined are only 130 times. The one mentioned next in frequency to Peter is John, to whom there are 29 references."  (Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Russ!

December 04, 2012 8:13 PM  

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