“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth”.
This is a claim” Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, “Cities Petrus Bertanous”.
Pope Pius V was Pope from 1566 to 1572.
Pope Boniface VIII came 18th of November 1302 with a bull named Unam Sanctam.
Therefore, of the one and only Church there is one body and one head, not two heads like a monster; that is, Christ and the Vicar of Christ, Peter and the successor of Peter, …
Therefore whoever resists this power thus ordained by God, resists the ordinance of God [Rom 13:2], unless he invent like Manicheus two beginnings, which is false and judged by us heretical, since according to the testimony of Moses, it is not in the beginnings but in the beginning that God created heaven and earth [Gen 1:1].
Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff. (Unam Sanctam in English and Latin)
Pope Pius V in his bull Regnans in Excelsis, deposing England’s Queen Elisabeth in 1570, made that argument in the following claim:
He that reigneth on high, to whom is given all power in heaven and earth, has committed one holy Catholic and apostolic Church, outside of which there is no salvation, to one alone upon earth, namely to Peter, the first of the apostles, and to Peter’s successor, the pope of Rome, to be by him governed in fullness of power. Him alone He has made ruler over all peoples and kingdoms, to pull up, destroy, scatter, disperse, plant and build, so that he may preserve His faithful people (knit together with the girdle of charity) in the unity of the Spirit and present them safe and spotless to their Saviour.
Source: Bible light.net
Martin Luther belled the Pope as an Antichrist. For many reasons.
1. No man can claim to the be replacement of Jesus on Earth, the “Vicar of Christ”. The Holy Spirit is the only replacement for Jesus on Earth.
2. No man can claim to be “the Holy Father”. Only God the Father is the “Holy Father”.
3. No man can claim to be infallible in matters of correct interpretation of scripture. Only God is infallible.
4. No man can claim to have the authority to exclude people from the Kingdom of heaven, if they do not believe in his doctrines, power and authority.
The Bible is crystal clear that a man with such a theology will appear.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Jesus also warned about false Messiah’s appearing, trying to deceive the very elect.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
You can not accuse your pastor, nor your priests, the day you face judgment because your accepted an antichrist as a Christian leader. You have the Bible, can read, and your have a direct link to Jesus. You can ask Him questions, and He do sure what to guide you on the right path.
Written by Ivar