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The Roman Catholic Church claims the choice of each pope is guided by the Holy Spirit, despite some of the popes who were chosen, including one who sold the papacy and the time they had two popes disputing who was the real pope, and when they tried to resolve it, they came out with three people claiming to be pope, and the so-called “Roman” Catholic Church had a pope ruling from Avignon, France for a time.

They claim Peter was the first pope when there’s no secular record of him even having visited Rome, and he was named as the apostle to the Jews, whereas Paul was named the apostle to the Gentiles (Galatians 2:8), and there actually is evidence of Paul having visited Rome and the Church’s teachings are actually Pauline (don’t marry, no divorce, submission to governing authorities), and the books of first and second Peter are among the most dubious in authenticity, with even the early church fathers regarding 2 Peter as the most dubious.

And what a great example he was, in having a wife, despite their ban on married priests, slaves were told to obey their masters even when they are acting unjustly according to 1 Peter 2:18, and he was called Satan by Jesus (Mark 8:33) and denied him three times (Mark 14:29-31), and cut off a Roman’s ear despite Jesus’ teaching of turning the other cheek (John 18:10).

For a broader commentary on Christianity, the Bible and Judaism, see my article, Jason Erb critically analyzes biblical doctrines on Truth Hertz with Charles Giuliani, January 1, 2013.

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St Malachy. 14115 Fourteen Mile Road, Sterling...Appearing on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith on May 3, 2012, Tom Horn, author of Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, claimed the so-called 11th century prophecy of St. Malachy was 100% accurate.

That’s interesting, considering prophecy scholar, John Hogue, said on Coast to Coast AM in 2005 that it was only over 80% accurate and admitted that the list may have been written by someone else in the 1590s under Malachy’s name, since that’s when the list first surfaced.

If it was indeed written in the 1590s, that would make the list over 66% complete by that time, according to the historical list of Popes. Then, we’re only talking about at least 14 that were accurately predicted since then, out of a total of 28. That is pathetic given how the words are stretched to fit, and given the issue of self-fulfilling prophecy whereby the cardinals had an incentive to chose someone to fit the predictions in order to give an artificial credibility to the papal office. A dead giveaway that the list was concocted in the 1590s is if all the names proved to be 100% accurate from the 11th century to 1590.

I find it bizarre that Protestants like Tom Horn and others take this so-called prophecy so seriously when they claim to not even recognize the authority of the office of the papacy that the list claims to prophesize about.

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