The Papal Claim to Have the Keys of the Apostle Peter


Pastor W. J. Mencarow, along with Richard Bennett, clearly documents the historical facts behind the Papal power pretensions. The Lord clearly stated that upon His divinity as “the Son of the living God,” and His role as the Messiah He is, in fact, the Rock on which His Church is built.  Nonetheless, the Papacy declares its Church to be founded on the Apostle Peter alone.  This is the lynchpin of Roman Catholicism.

The real Saint Patrick


Patrick, like so many of the godly men of history, found God’s favor in the riches of the grace of Christ.  This was the theme echoing throughout the testimony of Patrick, in his own words “I am greatly God’s debtor, because he granted me so much grace.” A stark contrast to the Roman Catholic captivity of the Patrick of old.

Upon this Rock

For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope, as derived from Peter, is the main cornerstone of their faith.  For the others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails. The Petrine primacy of the Pope is an historic holdover from the false Decretals of Constantine and Isidore.  Nonetheless, the Papacy is the bulwark and foundation of the Church of Rome.

Recent History of the Papal Church

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.42 A general of Napo- leon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne. With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy to its former power and glory.

The five biblical principles of the Reformation and Revival

All true revival in both Old and New Testament times has been a return to the absolute authority of God’s written Word.  The absolute authority of God’s written Word was normative for the Old Testament saints.  Likewise, the absolute authority for Christ Jesus and for the apostles was God’s written Word and that alone.

Revival in times of decay

Preaching in times of revival and in times of societal decay.

The Counter Reformation and the Jesuit Order


Ignatius of Loyola founded the  Roman Catholic Jesuit order in 1530 as a means of countering the work of God in the reformation. One of their first acts of terror was carrying out the  Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The purpose of the plot was to blow up the English parliament taking out the protestant government to include King James I.  Soon after this plot was foiled, the Jesuits began the infiltration of the largest protestant church, the Anglican Church also known as the Church of England. The Jesuits systematically began to destroy the works of the reformation and to cloud the identity of the Papacy which was clearly revealed by the reformers as The Antichrist of scripture. This was accomplished by the introduction of the Jesuit doctrine known as futurism which proclaimed that the Antichrist is not present but will arrive a future point in time. This doctrine eventually became known as dispensational theology  now widely accepted by present day Evangelicals.

Overview of the history of the Papal Church

The Papal Church is a magnificently rich, splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power headquartered in Rome. It stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with pastors ministering to small congregations. The differences are graphic. The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word of God as received in the New Testament Gospel accounts of the life of the Lord and the writings of the Apostles, together with the Old Testament.

The History of the Papacy Part II

What had looked like a mortal wound to Papal power took place in 1798.  A general of Napoleon’s army entered the Vatican, removing Pope Pius VI from his throne.  With that, the Papacy lost its basis as a civil power. From the year 1846 Pope Pius IX, not having territorial or civil power, sought to re-establish the papacy.  An important part of his strategy was achieved by the declaration of papal infallibility. 

The History of the Papacy Part I

The spread of the Christian faith during the first three centuries was extensive and rapid.  In the providence of God, the main reasons for this were the fidelity and zeal of the preachers of the Gospel, the heroic deaths of the martyrs, and the translation of the Scriptures into the languages of the Roman world.  Under Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211) Christians suffered appallingly.