Friday, February 14, 2020

How The Book Of Hebrews Rules Out The Papacy

         In Hebrews 1:1-3, Jesus Christ is described as being the ultimate revelation of God. In the rest of the chapter, He is exalted on a throne above everything in the kingdom of God. He has primacy in all things. He lives forever to make intercession on our behalf (Hebrews 7:24-28). He can sympathize with us because He took on human flesh (Hebrews 4:14-16). He is the High Priest of our faith. He is immortal and has no weaknesses.

        Christ has been established as the one and only head of Christianity. That proposition is based on in Him being the final and complete revelation of God to mankind. Yet, the pope claims to be the earthly head of the church. He claims to be the Vicar of Christ and also the Sovereign Pontiff. But such an earthly representative is clearly unnecessary. Christ's reign from heaven is a very real thing. He is powerful enough on His own. He is sufficient in of Himself. Thus, the office of pope is not an acceptable development.

1 comment:

  1. Amen! It is all right there in Hebrews. "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (4:16). And we draw near to God through Jesus, our eternal high priest according to Heb. 7:24-25. No need for the pope, a priest or Mary.