The Rise of the Papacy

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Scott Terrell
CHHI 301-B08 LUO
9/15/2012

The Rise of the Papacy

This writer will now begin the journey of wading through in my heart, what is the greatest heretical fallacy and misrepresentation of true Christendom that has infiltrated the true church of Jesus Christ. The ecclesiastical organization known as the Papacy has self-indulged and put yokes of slavery around God’s people from its inception in the early 400’s to the 1500’s. The truth as being uncovered from past till know depicts the Roman Catholic machine as Satan’s agent that oppresses the hungry (spiritual and physical), enslaves the seeker(yoke of legalism), and falsely worships the virgin-Mary, angels, saints of old, and false medial confession designated only for Christ (idolatry). This is an affront for the kingdom of Satan. As we will see on this brief journey, ‘true’ saints of God have set themselves apart from this heretical organization and thus, we see the cry of the righteous in the much needed Age of the Reformation and its soldiers of the true church of Jesus Christ standing for (Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Solo Christo, and Soli Deo Gloria). Now, let us look at how and why the Papacy in Rome became the center of power, and the factors that contributed to this venomous money-driven organization attempting to change the course of Christ-centered soteriology. First, let us examine what would warrant the need or preconceived idea of an ecclesiastical hierarchy within the Roman Catholic Church. The Catholic Church necessitates a divinely held belief in the ‘papacy’ because of the Scriptures found in (Matthew 16:18-19; Luke 22:31-32; John 15-17) and is thus, regarded, as a divine mandate for ecclesiastical obedience. So, we see the rise of the papacy in line with Benedictine Monasticism which constituted the terminology of “orthodox” or the ‘catholic’ belief system. I will add here, if...
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