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Apostolic Succession : Clement's Letter II

Apostolic Succession : Clement's Letter I

...continued from Apostolic Succession : Peter's Ministry

As stated in Apostolic Succession : The Petrine Hoax, there are two authorities that reveal the true situation regarding Peter and Rome during the first century. We have looked at the first authority - evidence from the New Testament - now we can turn our attention to the second authority, the letter written from the congregation at Rome to the congregation at Corinth circa 96 AD by the hand of Clemens Romanus.

Towards the end of the first century, an upsurge of factionalism in the congregation at Corinth caused a divisiveness and resentment that resulted in widespread embarrassment to other Christian congregations. The Roman congregation wrote a letter, which bore the name of Clemens, to the Corinthian congregation pleading that they settle their differences and reminding them that the essence of the teachings of Jesus was love and humility. There are absolutely no grounds for identifying him with the Clement of Philippians 4:3.

Roman Catholic claims based on Clement's Letter

It is very important to understand that there are TWO distinct claims made by the Roman Catholic Church on the basis of Clement's letter:

  • Peter resided and died in Rome
  • Clement as Bishop of Rome exercised primacy over other churches

Both claims are unsustainable as we shall see. Stay tuned for Clement's Letter II...

Comments

Franklyn Elias de Graf

I,M A STUDENT OF CHRISTIAN HISTORY,AND I,M A FAITHFUL BELIEVER IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD,I SINCERLY BELIEVES IN THE TEACHINGS OF THE DISCIPLES,AND OF JESUS CHRIST.

PETER HAVE WRITTEN;AFTER HE LEAVES RAVENOUS WOLFS WILL COME AND SCATTER THE FLOCK OF GOD,HE ALSO WARNED US FROM THOSE FALSE TEACHERS,AND FALSE APOSTLES,NOW WE KNOW THAT ALL THAT OUR LORD HAS WARNED US FOR HAS BEFALLEN US,BUT WE THANK GOD FOR HIS SPIRIT OF TRUTH ,THAT CONTINUES TO LEED AND TO GUIDE HIS TRUE BODY THE CHURCH..

MY COMENTS,ON THE DOCTRINE OF APOSTOLIC SUCESSION,IS AS FOLLOWS;
WHEN CHRIST SPOKE IN RESPONES TO THE REVELATION THAT WAS GIVEN TO PETER,I BELIEVE AND IS CERTAIN THAT JESUS WAS REFERING TO THE TRUTH OF THE SPIRIT THAT WAS REVEALED TO PETER,IT WAS NOT PETER SPEAKING,BUT THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKING THROUGH HIM,EVENT-HOUGH THE SPIRIT WAS NOT GIVEN AS YET,BECAUSE CHRIST WAS STILL WITH US,THUS THIS TRUTH THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FOUNDATION OF HIS BODY THE CHURCH,AND OUR LORD WILL NEVER HAND OVER THIS RESPONSABILITY TO ANY MORTAL AGAIN,AND THIS SAME PETER PROVES THIS A FEW VERSES UP AHEAD WHERE HE TRIE TO DICTATE TO JESUS,THAT HE WILL NOT GO TO JERUSALEM TO DIE,,WE KNOW THE LORD ANSWER TO HIM....GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN,BECAUSE YOU SEEK THE THINGS OF MEN AND NOT OF GOD...SO WE SEE IF CHRIST HAS FOUNDED HIS CHURCH UPON THIS DISCIPLE,THEN THIS CHURCH WILL NOT BE OF GOD BUT OF THE DEVIL,BECAUSE HE REBUKE THIS DECIPLE OF BEING THE DEVIL AT THE MOMENT HE TRIED TO TELL GOD WHAT TO DOAND WHAT NOT TO AND WHAT TO DO..I CAN CONTINUE WITH MUCH MORE REMARKS REGARDING THE WAY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS DECEIVED MEN FOR THE PAST 2000YEARS.BUT I WILL DO THIS IN ANOTHER ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT OF THE FALSE CHURCH...

F.E de GRAF
ELDER/EVANGELIST
of THE NCCRM-MINISTRY
ARUBA/DUTCH CARIBEAN

vynette

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