Showing posts with label apologetics--Infallibility. Show all posts
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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Infallibility of the Pope Basic Facts About an Essential Dogma

Infallibility of the Pope
Basic Facts About an Essential Dogma




Infallibility: What does it mean? - The word itself means exactly what the dictionary tells us, "incapability of error or deception." Interestingly enough, no person on the face of the earth, except the Vicar of Christ, would dare insist on such a prerogative of office, and get away with it. 

 Non-Catholics are constrained by force of truth to reverence the man who claims to speak for Jesus Christ on earth, whether they accept his authority or not. No matter how great a leader, in his own realm, the head of any false religion might be, he would be laughed to scorn if he ever had the audacity to claim that his solemn words were guaranteed protection from error by God Himself. The head of the Roman Catholic Church maintains such; and he is not laughed to scorn, though he is hated by many; rather, he is treated quite seriously wherever he goes. And no matter how proud certain heads of state might be, they suddenly become a little less sure of themselves when awaiting a papal audience in the Vatican. The atmosphere of authority, a divine atmosphere, is overwhelming, as many non-Catholics have testified.