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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.

The Least
~Victor