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Perhaps you would like to introduce yourself in the Intro section.
[quote:1gybzwgh]The pope is merely a man voted into a position by other men.[/quote:1gybzwgh]
He certainly is just a man. But it is incorrect to say that his office is man-made. Christ himself instituted this office. By saying:
“And I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock 1 will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18 ) .
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Matt. 16:19).
“I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:33) .
God sent an angel to Peter to announce the Resurrection of Jesus (Mark 6:7).
The risen Jesus first appeared to Peter (Luke 24:34) .
Peter headed the meeting which elected Matthias as replacement for Judas (Acts 1:13-26) .
Peter led the apostles in preaching on Pentecost (Acts 2:14) .
Peter led the meeting which decided on which terms Gentiles would be allowed into the Church (Acts 15) .
Peter was the judge of Ananias and Saphira (Acts 5:1-11) .
Jesus entrusted Peter with his flock, making him too a Good Shepherd (John 21:15-17) .
Peter performed the first miracle after Pentecost (Acts 3 ) .
After his conversion Paul went to see Peter, the chief apostle (Gal. 1:18 ) .
I would recommend that you come here to learn and understand rather then come in attack mode.