“So the Holy Father, the Head of the Church, and the Vicar (one who stands in the place of) of Christ are none other than God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. What exactly are we to think of a man who assumes all three titles to Himself? Has he not proclaimed himself God?”
In what can only be called a strange sign of the times in which we live, Evangelical reaction to the election of a new Roman Pontiff ranges from mildly encouraged to wildly enthusiastic. Perhaps this only reflects the effete civility of our day. Perhaps it means that American Christians have entirely abandoned theology for politics. Or perhaps it certifies that Protestantism is dead. Whatever the reason, when a few have dared mention what was for centuries the settled opinion of the entire Protestant world – that any “Pope” is and must be Antichrist – many within their own ranks have cried foul.
Insults, Lies & Evaluations
If I call the Pope the Antichrist, do I insult him? After all, it’s not as though I said the Pope’s mother wears combat boots; I am making a more subtle and significant point. An accusation of “insult” requires definition. What is an insult…
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