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Pope Peter

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You’re not Catholic unless you believe in the papacy. Joe Heschmeyer helps us to understand why.

Questions Covered:

  • 20:46 - I don’t believe that Peter ever was a pope. He did not have time for that. He was a martyr. 
  • 29:20 - I heard that the current Pope is not actually the pope because Pope Emeritus Benedict only resigned from being the Bishop of Rome and not from the papacy. Is this true? 
  • 32:38 - In the Scriptural passage when Jesus says to Peter, “Upon this rock, I will build my Church,” my Protestant family claims that Jesus is saying that He Himself is the rock. How can I address this? 
  • 43:11 - When did they start calling the Pope “Pope” and was Peter called this? What does Pope mean? 
  • 44:30 - How did Peter know that he was going to be a pope and leader? Did he know or was he just trying to figure it out? 
  • 48:43 - I don’t think the job of the pope is to make changes in the world, it’s just to keep doctrine the same. What do you think? 
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