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.

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 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.

Is John Paul II Blessed in the Sight of God?

When Pope John Paul II was alive, he traveled to many different nations of the world receiving a great deal of adulation and veneration. Since his death in 2005, he continued to be adored across the world. Soon, however, the Catholic Church officially designed the religious devotion. From May 1st 2011, the date of his canonization, people would be instructed not only to show him religious veneration, but also were urged to pray to him. Thus, it is most important that we answer the question: Is John Paul II blessed in the sight of God

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.

Peter the Rock


Former Roman Catholic Priest Richard Bennett analyzes the Catholic presupposition of Peter as the Rock. The linchpin of Catholic  faith.
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