Which is simply stupid and childish on your part. When it comes t your Bishops your lips say "no" but your actions say "yes". Of course here is the image of your church:
Wow. You and Isa are in competition for the most ridiculous posts of the month. If I were to follow you on this I would have say that your concept of the Bishop as shepherd of his flock would compromise Christ's role as the good shepherd.
Sorry if I gave this impression. Just that the former Patriarch of the ACOE said that the begotten enemies of God believe that the "Church is built on Peter" , and also condemned the teaching that Christ is not ruling over us as our High Priest- we need no such thing as a "vicar of Christ", and this Pope business is harming the Roman Catholic Church amd preventing Church unity. The Office of Pope is not scriptural, where is the Bishop of Rome? I want him back please not a "Pope".But Catholics do believe that Christ is ruling over us as our High Priest.
Debatable. It's a matter of perspective. Just as, from our perspective, the filioque compromises the doctrine of the Trinity, so the papacy is seen as compromising the High Priesthood of Christ
It would be ironic if you felt that way, since we do have extremely similar views on the Bishop as shepherd. But yes, his point is that from our perspective there is concern that the Papacy, as constructed currently, has taken Christ's place (nudged Him aside, rather than St. Ignatios' concept of "type and place") as the One Head of the Church. We've given our reasons why; as I mentioned in another thread - from our POV, your lips say, "no," but your actions (and, in this case, dogma, etc.) say, "yes."
Each Bishop as the head of his diocese.
Papist my Brother....are you blind
You have just given me a perfect picture of what the Papacy is ! The "root" or trunk of the beast from which all the heads sprout is not Christ but a dark underbelly thing with no purpose other than to drag us down. The heads are the cardinals, the piercing teeth the disunion they cause in the church. Their colour too is red, and maybe for the same reason...
It is an aberration with no root in the Apostles! This office of "Pope" MUST
be destroyed so that the Church can reunite. It must
. A year or so ago, a common declaration of sacraments was about to be signed between the ACOE and the RCC (imagine that - the Easternmost Church and Westernmost Church united in sacraments) but then a Cardinal gave the Assyrian Patriarch a letter saying this would mean union with the RCC, submitting to as a cardinal (an insult to Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV !) Obviously this false
union did not happen, will NEVER happen. EVER. So close to unity but the Pope ruined
Again here, the Orthodox humbly asking for this "Pope" thing to go, be abolished, let the "Papatia" (the pope heresy) be gone, reinstate the Bishop/Patriarch of Rome and end the schism. Pour your energies into ending the office of Pope and starting, blessing the office of Bishop of Rome!
Papist, here is a good depiction of how the Church really is:
Cease boasting about the falsehood of the Church being "built on Peter" :You will say then, "Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in."
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith Do not be conceited, but fear;
for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.
Saint Paul wrote to the Church of Rome
warning them that they could be cutoff. You have a sandy foundation Papist...a "pope". If you donot take nourishment from the root what will happen...? The OC, OO, and ACOE, have another Foundation which is Christ
. 'Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.
Saint Paul wrote of the faith in Rome which was proclaimed throughout the whole world (Romans 1:
. From great heights come great falls. Remember Satan.