1/31/2013 10:10:27 AM
Is Submission to the Pope Necessary for Salvation?
Rome claims that full submission to the Pope is required for salvation:
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff." -Pope Boniface VIII
"Where the necessity of salvation is concerned, all the faithful of Christ must be subject to the Roman Pontiff." -V Lateran Council
"You must always be in full communion with the successor of Peter." -Pope John Paul II
What does God's Holy Word say?
"And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." -Acts 4:12
"For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," -1 Tim 2:5
"And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven." -Matt 23:9
"For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?" -Ps 18:31 (see also Is 44:8)
"He (Jesus) is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in everything He might be preeminent." -Col 1:18