I was reading an article on Papal Infallibility and in this article it’s clear that Apostle Peter was in disobedience to God’s expressed known Will, and Paul call’s him out about it.
A Writer, asked a Catholic persona question about “Papal Infallibility!”
The writer asked: (QUOTE) “I’m wondering how the second chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians meshes with the Catholic doctrine of papal infallibility. St. Paul says that St. Peter “clearly was wrong” Galatians 2:11 from the Catholic Saint Joseph Edition of the Bible.”
The Catholic-person replies with the following: (QUOTE) You are correct in your assumption about the answer. Papal Infallibility means that “the Holy Spirit protects the teachings of the Pope on faith and morals,” it does not mean the Pope will be perfect in his actions. The Catholic-person continues; (QUOTE) So what was it that Peter was wrong about? (Quote:) “Galations 2:11-12 And when Cephas (Apostle Peter) came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong. 12. For, until some people came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to draw back and separated himself, because he was afraid of the circumcised.”
The Catholic-person continues: The dispute was not one over teaching. The Apostle Peter shared Paul’s views on the matter (Acts 15), but rather Apostle Peter caved in to “peer pressure” and stopped eating with Gentiles. – My Thoughts,Below on Just 2(two) Points. September 20, 2014 updated August 2015, Saint Charles Missouri U.S. Those who are interested, it’s my hope you’ll read through the following two points. I was brought up in a Roman Catholic Family, going to church was superstitious mysteries. The official church service was said in Latin. I was taught never to doubt anything, about the Roman Catholic Church and or its traditional doctrines. To even attend another church service was a sin according to their teaching’s. After drifting away from the church in general. At twenty eight years of age, I had a spiritual experience with my Lord Jesus, apart from the Catholic Church and it’s traditions. Whereby, I began to read the Bible and in doing so I found out that the Roman Catholic Church was only what it was to me as a young boy “superstitious mysteries created by men. The Catholic person today is like a Moslem believing their religion is the only true religion. Both are spiritually lost, believing their man-created traditional superstitions! The Catholic spokesman stated, “the Holy Spirit protects the teachings of the Pope on faith and morals…”
(NOTE by Norman, the Pope actions, what he actual does, are not included as wrong or even sinful…… this is a ridiculous statement in defending a person actions.)
The Catholic foundation doctrine of Papal Infallibility begins with the teaching, that the Apostle Peter was the first Pope and that the Roman Catholic Church has had a continuous line of Popes up to the current date 2014 A.D. The supposed first Pope that being the Apostle Peter according to Catholic traditions, was unable to make a mistake regarding the “Catholic Faith and Morals.”
I would like for you to look at two scriptures from the Catholic Bible regarding their infallibility doctrine.
POINT ONE: Acts 15:13-29. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website has an Online Bible at http://www.usccb.org. Please read these scriptures, from the Saint Joseph Catholic New Testament Book of Acts Chapter 15. Acts 15:13-29. 48 A.D. Approximate date, of the Jerusalem Church Council’s Meeting, regarding all non-Jews becoming followers of Jesus. Wherein, it was divinely approved, by the Holy Spirit, and the Apostles. That Non-Jews, did not have to obey Ancient Jewish Old Testament Laws, Ceremonies, and Traditions. The exceptions for all Jews and non-Jew to obey are stated in Verse 20.
Acts 15:13-29: 13. After they had fallen silent, James responded, “My brothers, listen to me. 14. Symeon* has described how God first concerned himself with acquiring from among the Gentiles a people for his name. 15. The words of the prophets agree with this, as is written: 16. After this I shall return and rebuild the fallen hut of David; from its ruins I shall rebuild it and raise it up again, 17. So that the rest of humanity may seek out the Lord, even all the Gentiles on whom my name is invoked. Thus says the Lord who accomplishes these things, 18. Known from of old.’ 19. It is my judgment, therefore, that we ought to stop troubling the Gentiles who turn to God, 20. But tell them by letter to avoid pollution from idols, unlawful marriage, the meat of strangled animals, and blood. 21. For Moses, for generations now, has had those who proclaim him in every town, as he has been read in the synagogues every sabbath.” Letter of the Apostles. 22. Then the apostles and presbyters, in agreement with the whole church, decided to choose representatives and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. The ones chosen were Judas, who was called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers. 23. This is the letter delivered by them: “The apostles and the presbyters, your brothers, to the brothers in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia of Gentile origin: greetings. 24. Since we have heard that some of our number [who went out] without any mandate from us have upset you with their teachings and disturbed your peace of mind, 25. We have with one accord decided to choose representatives and to send them to you along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26. Who have dedicated their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27. So we are sending Judas and Silas who will also convey this same message by word of mouth: 28. ‘It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us, not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities, 29. Namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful marriage. If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right. Farewell.’”
Point One on Infallibility: In Acts 15 speakers: Paul, Barnabas, Peter, James, and a host of others unnamed are mentioned. The 12 Original Apostles were: 1.Peter, 2.Andrew, 3.James, 4.John, 5.Philip, 6.Bartholomew, 7.Thomas, 8.Matthew, 9.James, 10.Simon, 11.Judas Iscariot, 12.Lebbaeus
THE BASIC CHRISTIAN FAITH DOCTRINE IS REVEALED FROM GOD IN THIS FIRST CHURCH MEETING, IN JERUSALEM 48 A.D.
ALL PEOPLE, NOT JUST THE JEWISH, CAN BE JUSTIFIED BEFORE GOD, BY GRACE AND FAITH IN JESUS!
AND HIS ATONEMENT! NOT BY THE WORKS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT LAW! Meaning, all people of the world, can have the CHRISTIAN FAITH!
This 48 A.D. Jerusalem Council was the beginning of the Christian Doctrine.
Explaining how one is spiritually saved and to be spiritually born-again. It established FIRST, that Spiritual Salvation, was ONLY! By Grace, and Faith in Jesus ALONE! There were NO, New Testament Church Traditions, at that time.
Or of any future group, or so-called Christian religious to be denominations.
So-called divinely inspired, spiritually equaled church traditions, were non existent then, and continue to be non existent today 2014, 2015. Irregardless of how many man can created supposed pious rituals created through the centuries. Pretending these reverential acts of self adulation are divine and spiritual.
Claiming FALSELY equality with the words written by Christ, the Apostles, and Evangelists. Commanding their adherents to obey their Catholic Traditions as being from God!
Roman Catholic Tradition are False. A Religion based on man’s created thoughts only.
In the Protestant Christian NEW TESTAMENT Bible. ONLY! this Divine Plan from God to man is recorded correctly, and is found written from the words given by Christ, the Apostles, and Evangelists. You’ve become a Christian only by Grace, from the Father. Enabling you to begin this magnificent, glorious spiritual experience in God’s Redeeming, Great Love towards us. We, who are so unworthy. Without Him, we, who have fallen so short spiritually before Him are useless and without purpose. Oh! how great is the need, for Him (Jesus as one’s personal Lord and savior), to be in our daily lives.
To be a Christian is NOT by the works of the LAW! Stated Apostle James in Acts 15:13. Apostles Peter only gave his opinions, as others did, on what had proceeded at that time. It was James who was lead by the Holy Spirit to establish the basic foundation of how the Gentiles were to be instructed, as well as the Jew. Peter, as well as others, there, were in agreement with James. In James’s direction, for all the FUTURE CHRISTIANS TO OBEY! Proving Peter is not the first Pope or leader of the church. FOR THE JEWS, AS WELL AS THE GENTILES! If Peter was the Pope,why didn’t he established the faith here at this meeting in 48 A.D.? It’s recorded, “James responded, ‘My brothers, listen to me’.” Verse 28., James speaking, as he was directed from God to say “28. ‘It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us, not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities,…” The Apostle Peter was in the background, with all the others, at this historic council. The Apostle James was used by God to establish the doctrinal faith for all today. NOT PETER! There is no place in scripture stating, that Peter was to be the first, in a continuous unbroken line of popes until this date.
POINT TWO: Galatians 2:11, 14, 16. (Apostle Paul states) in 54 A.D. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website has an Online Bible at http://www.usccb.org. Please read these scriptures, from the Saint Joseph Catholic New Testament Book of Galatians. Galatians 2:11 And when Cephas (Apostle Peter) came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong Galations 2:14. But when I saw that they were not on the right road in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas (Apostle Peter) in front of all, “If you, though a Jew, are living like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?” Galatians 2:16 [yet] who know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. – For a human to be justified before God, the only way possible is by Faith in Jesus’ Salvation Plan! Explained clearly in the Gospel Message to the World. And Given in the Protestant Christian Bible New Testament. Spiritual Salvation is only by God the Father’s GRACE which is His Power, Strength, Love, and Favor toward all of mankind.
BY GRACE AND ONLY THROUGH HIS GRACE Can a person even begin to understand this spiritual experience of Christ’s Atoning on the Cross of Calvary, for the sin’s of ALL humanity. Jesus, being the propitiation for man’s Original Sin. Committed by our first parents, Adam and Eve, and to therefore released humanity from the control of sin and it’s death. All sin, to our now present age, and into the future until the Return of Christ, men are freed from! All Men now are freed from Sin they just don’t know it! Or, they simply refuse to accept and believe God’s Holy Word that contains it.
By Grace and Faith in Christ Jesus the Redeemer and Savior of the world.
This message, the Gospel and this alone message, is the Gospel Good News Message to be proclaimed to all people by the followers of Jesus! The followers of Jesus have ONE Singular message to the world. That Salvation is by and through the Christ Jesus alone!
SUMMATION: The Apostle Peter is not mentioned anywhere, as the first Pope or for that matter to be a singular leader of the followers of Jesus. Peter was and will always be what Jesus states so clearly. That Peter and the eleven other Apostles are the foundation upon which the Christian Faith began.
Note: Evangelist Paul’s writings had elevated him to the office of apostleship. Apostle Paul describes in great detail the everyday guide for Christian living. God choose Paul to instruct the Gentiles as God had choose James to instruct the new faith’s beginnings. Fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament have traditionally been attributed to Paul, and approximately half of the Acts of the Apostles deals with Paul’s life and works.
Conclusion: There is no spiritual authority given in the Bible of this supposed Papal authority. It’s a complete fabrication of men, for power and control over the people. All Catholics today blindly follow this non Christ-like group, with their centuries old introductions of superstitious worship of people, dead bones, and heathen based practices. Creating and elevating people as a god as they do with this blasphemous assertion of praying to dead men and making Jesus’ early mother a god! A Total falsification of events. Absolutely, there is no New Testament evidence of these heathen practices mentioned in the Bible. Sadly today: ALL CATHOLICS BLINDLY FOLLOW THESE SUPERSTITIOUS MYTHS. CREATED BY MEN, CLAIMING TO BE A RELIGION, Catholics today, refuse to be intellectually honest with historical recorded facts. Instead, choose to continue to follow superstitious myths and fables. THE ROMAN CATHOLICS ARE IN FACT, A FALSE CHURCH. AND CAN EASILY BE REVEALED AS SUCH. WHEN ONE READS THE NEW TESTAMENT. EITHER THE CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT VERSIONS.
Updated August 2015
Norman Oetker Protestant Christian Missionary Saint Charles Missouri, U.S.
Norman Oetker Protestant Christian Missionary served in: US., Thailand, Reynosa Mexico, and now in Saint Charles Missouri