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November 3rd, 2014 by Joel Watts

A schism to save Christianity from a “Protestant Pope?” #meme


I’d like to note that, for now, this seems to be a uniquely American call:

Other conservatives agree, pointing to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, in which the upstart self-proclaimed Apostle Paul describes a meeting when he called out Peter—the first Pope—for hypocrisy. To his face and everything. According to Paul, Peter backed down. Now traditionalists want to use this as a precedent for calling out the Pope when he’s not Pope-y enough.

Read the rest here. It is a good read, quick, to the point.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “A schism to save Christianity from a “Protestant Pope?” #meme”
  1. Know More Than I Should says

    First, the Reformation split the Catholic Church. The next great divide may become known as the Stupification. Who knows, it might even give rise to conservative Catholics labeling less strident members as CINO (pronounced “see-no”) – Catholic in Name Only. After all, that strategy has worked wonders with the Republican Party!

    • Bailiwick of Brandenburg says

      First the Reformation didn’t want to split the Catholic Church they wanted to reform it (clues in the name). They only split when papists excommunicated them for daring to suggest that papal infallibility doesn’t mean the pope can contradict scripture.

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