|Series||Eighteenth century -- reel 1398, no. 32.|
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Get this from a library! The supremacy of St. Peter and the Bishops of Rome his successors: consider'd in a sermon preached at Salters-Hall, Janu . Ray, a former Evangelical Protestant and Bible teacher, goes through the Scriptures and the first five centuries of the Church to demonstrate that the early Christians had a clear understanding of the primacy of Peter in the see of Rome. He tackles the tough issues in an attempt to expose how the opposition is misunderstanding the Scriptures and history.2/5(2). Papal primacy, also known as the primacy of the bishop of Rome, is a Christian ecclesiological doctrine concerning the respect and authority that is due to the pope from other bishops and their episcopal sees.. English academic and Catholic priest Aidan Nichols wrote that "at root, only one issue of substance divides the Eastern Orthodox and the Catholic Churches, and that is the . In Rome, there were many who claimed to be the rightful bishop, though again Irenaeus stressed the validity of one line of bishops from the time of St. Peter up to his contemporary Pope Victor I and listed them. Some writers claim that the emergence of a single bishop in Rome probably did not occur until the middle of the 2nd century.
Excerpted from “The Church Fathers’ Interpretation of Matthew An Historical Refutation of the Claims of Roman Catholicism,” by William Webster Cyprian of Carthage (A.D. / – ca. ) Cyprian was a bishop of Carthage in North Africa in the mid–third century. He was one of the most influential theologians and bishops of the Church of his day and gave his . The early papacy. Apart from the allusion to Rome in the First Letter of Peter, there is no historical evidence that St. Peter was Rome’s first bishop or that he was martyred in Rome (according to tradition, he was crucified upside down) during a persecution of the Christians in the mids the end of the 1st century, however, his presence in the imperial capital was . Question: "Was Saint Peter the first pope?" Answer: The Roman Catholic Church sees Peter as the first pope upon whom God had chosen to build His church (Matthew ). It holds that he had authority (primacy) over the other apostles. The Roman Catholic Church maintains that sometime after the recorded events of the book of Acts, the Apostle Peter became the first bishop of Rome. Christ on Peter, had been transmitted to each subsequent bishop of Rome as the Apostle’s heir. As such, he assumed Peter’s functions, full authority, and privileges; and just as the Lord bestowed more power on Peter than on the other apostles, so the pope was ‘the primate of all the bishops’, the Apostle’s mystical embodiment.
In other tracts we have shown that the Fathers recognized Peter as the rock on which Jesus declared he would build his Church; that this gave Peter a special primacy; and that Peter traveled to Rome, where he was this tract we will show that the Fathers also recognized that the bishop of Rome—the pope—continued to serve in Peter’s role in . Peter and Paul in Rome are facts established beyond a shadow of doubt, by purely monumental evidence!” (Pagan and Christian Rome, ). ST. PETER’S SUCCESSORS IN OFFICE., St. Peter’s successors carried on his office, the importance of which grew with the growth of the Church. In 97 serious dissensions troubled the Church of Corinth. But Rome itself went further, making claims of power and authority over all the other churches and their bishops. Leo the Great was the Pope of Rome from to , and a great champion of Roman supremacy. He stressed that he personally was not a greater Christian than others, but as Bishop of Rome he is the embodiment of St Peter, inheriting. I have read numerous books in the past supporting Peter as the Bishop of Rome. I can tell you from great experience that this book is the best. It gives many arguments for and against that include Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox views. The book examines Bible verses along with foot notes providing support from external s: