The Popes claim the place of God on earth

‘Pontiff’ means ‘bridge-builder’, pontifex is ‘one who makes a bridge’ and in ancient Rome was a member of the principle college of priests in Rome. Pontifex Maximus was the head of this and was the title used by the pagan Roman emperor, who was also the head of the old Roman religious college of pagan priests who claimed to be the ‘connecting bridge’ between this life and the next. A man who does this is in fact claiming, as did Pope Leo XIII in 1885, to hold ‘upon this earth the place of God Almighty.’

Even a Catholic priest becomes, on his ordination,  alter Christus, (‘another Christ’) because it is claimed that he will offer on the altar the same sacrifice as did Christ.

In 1302, Pope Boniface VIII issued a bull, Unam Sanctum, which affirmed that all temporal powers are subject to the spiritual authority, as invested in the pope…’We declare…that it is altogether necessary to salvation for every human creature to be subject to the Roman pontiff.’

Douglas C. Wood, The Evangelical Doctor, E.P., 1984, pp.6-7, 22



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