How much does Pope Francis have in common with the Apostle Peter?

The Apostle Peter Pope Francis
  • an elder who submitted to Jesus as the head of the Church (1 Pet. 5:1; Col. 1:18)
  • believes he is supreme head of the Church with universal power (CCC 882)
  • taught we are born again through the living, abiding Word of God (1 Pet. 1:23)
  • teaches we are born again through the ritual of baptism (CCC 1213)
  • taught salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone (Acts 4:12)
  • teaches salvation without Jesus Christ (CCC 841)
  • taught eternal life is a gift of grace and secured by the power of God (1 Pet. 1:3-5)
  • teaches eternal life is attained by merit and lost by mortal sin (CCC 2027, 1035)
  • knew Jesus was the rock (1 Pet. 2:7-8)
  • believes Peter is the rock (CCC 442)
  • taught Jesus was the guardian of the souls in the church (1 Pet. 2:25)
  • believes he has supreme and unhindered power over the souls in the church (882)
  • warned of false teachers who would teach heresies and malign the truth (2 Pet. 2:1-2)
  • has revealed he is a false teacher by his perversion of the Gospel of grace (CCC 969, 1129)
  • was fallible (Gal.2:11-14)
  • believes he is infallible (CCC 891)
  •  refused adoration of men (Acts 10:26)
  •  welcomes adoration of men

(Mike Gendron, Proclaiming the Gospel)

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