This will be posted to accompany Program #99, in which Pastor Jim makes applications from Luke to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church on this subject.
We are introducing a new outreach to Catholic visitors to our TFW Facebook page. After a quick discussion of Pastor Jim’s teaching (listen to the program for a fuller understanding), we will be announcing our special offer to Catholic visitors.
Here is an excerpt from an excellent article from former priest, Richard Bennett’s website:
Official Teaching on Papal Glory
The Vatican officially teaches that the Pope is the substitute for Christ Jesus. The words of the official pronouncement are,
“The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, ‘is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.’ ‘For the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise.”
Since the world has a man in position of “Vicar of Christ,” it is the biblical imperative to see the true office of the Vicar of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ entrusted the universal care of the redeemed into the safekeeping of the divine Person of the Holy Spirit. Concerning this third Person of the Trinity who was to be His substitute, the Lord promised that, “when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” The Holy Spirit convicts of sin as He makes the sinner realize his lost condition, and convicts him of his need of Christ’s righteousness. He it is who brings a soul dead in sin to life in Christ. This miracle of grace is spoken of in Scripture as, “the exceeding greatness of His power to us toward those who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead.” The majesty, greatness, and indescribable power of the office of Vicar of Christ are such that a believer stands in awe of His divine Person. That any human being should lay claim to the office of Vicar of Christ is totally absurd and blasphemous.
If you are a Catholic visitor to our Facebook page, we would like to offer you some free information about the true way of salvation. This is a pilot program, and you must reply by email and provide the following information:
Please indicate what type of information you’d like to receive. We are primarily using former-priest Richard Bennett’s resources from his website. We will send a sample of one of these to you free of charge.
Would you like to read a tract or a book?
Would you like to read testimonies of former priests or former lay Catholics?
Please send the request (and answer the above questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your street address (no PO Boxes), and allow 4 weeks for delivery. This is a limited time and limited resource offer.