Never a Pope, Never in Rome, was Apostle Peter

4/18/2015 57 Comments

Peter was never a pope, more so, in Rome. 

Pope means father. Notice what is written for the subject, “The Pope,” in the Catholic Encyclopedia (Herberman, Charles G. et al., ed. 1907. The Catholic Encyclopedia. Volume 1: Aachen–Assize. New York: Robert Appleton Company.) 

A backgrounder on this encyclopedia says it is “an international work of reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline, and history of the Catholic Church.” 

The preface explains that the first volume appeared in March 1907 and the last three volumes appeared in 1912. In 1914 a master index volume followed and supplementary volumes later on. It was designed "to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.” 

Now, on the subject of “The Pope” is a blatant error in that St. Peter is erroneously involved where he is not mentioned in the Bible as such. 

Note: The pencil marks here mean discussions will not include these items on St. Ennodius and the Western Church. On the title, “Pope” and other titles that clericals use, we refer to biblical examples - -Pope-1(The Catholic Encylopedia) 
Giving orders and discipline to His apostles said, the Lord Jesus Christ said -

MATTHEW 23:8-10 
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

None of the apostles ever affixed the word "Father" to their names. Nowhere in the Bible can we find "Father Paul" or "Father Peter.” They were addressed as "brothers" or "brethren" in conformity with the order of the Lord Jesus Christ that "all ye are brethren."

THE ACTS 2:37 
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

In this particular verses, the apostles were addressed as "brethren" not "fathers.” 

A simple equation and analysis will reveal the great lie being propagated by the Catholic Church, saying that Peter was the first pope! 

The word "pope" was invented by Catholic authorities only in the 6th century. papas 
How can Peter be a pope when the Office of the Pope and the title were created by the Catholic Church five hundred years after the death of Peter! This is laughable stupidity! 

The Apostle Paul called Timothy, Titus, and other Christians as his "own sons in faith" but never instructed neither Timothy nor Titus to call him "Father.”

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

TITUS 1:4 
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Let us read again Matthew 23:9.

And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

The teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ are spiritual.

JOHN 6:63 
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

When He said, "Call no man your father upon the earth,” He refers to spiritual matters of faith. Spiritually speaking, we must call only one person "Father," and that is the Father in heaven. There is a person on earth we can call our father but carnal and not spiritual.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Catholic priests and popes are neither our carnal fathers nor spiritual fathers. They have no right whatsoever to be called "Father" in any angle of truth! But why do Catholic priests love to be called "father" by their constituents? Spiritual Father-MCD Remember, we have only one person to be addressed as "Father" spiritually, and that is the Father in heaven. This honor is being grabbed by the false teaching of Catholic priests and authorities! To prove that they are lying, they use mistranslated scriptures. They justify their Father titles with this one -

I CORINTHIANS 4:15 (English Standard Version) 
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

However, if we consult the interlinear Greek translation of the scriptures, the phrase "I became your father" in the preceding verse is not found.

1Co 4:15 ForG1063 thoughG1437 ye haveG2192 ten thousandG3463 instructorsG3807 inG1722 Christ,G5547 yetG235 have ye notG3756 manyG4183 fathers:G3962 forG1063 inG1722 ChristG5547 JesusG2424 IG1473 have begottenG1080 youG5209 throughG1223 theG3588 gospel.G2098

The word used and translated in English as "begotten" is γεννάω, meaning, "be born".

From a variation of G1085; to procreate (properly of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively to regenerate: - bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.

Consider that by using 1 Corinthians 4:15-16, the Catholics in their official website did not use the authorized Roman Catholic Bible which is the Douay-Rheims Version. They used another version that is not a Catholic Version to mislead people so they can cling on to their “Father” tradition.

I CORINTHIANS 4:15 (Douay–Rheims Version) 
For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers. For in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you.

See? “I have begotten you” is worlds apart from “I became your father.” It is easily noticeable that in the authorized version of the Catholic Church, the word "father" does not appear in the verse but the phrase " I have begotten you,” forcing them to use a version of the Bible which they do not normally use. 

What exactly is the teaching of the Catholic Church regarding the use of other translation of the Bible? Notice the sanctions mentioned in the following publications –

The Catholic Encyclopedia, under "Scripture,” notes that the Synod of Tarragona (1233/4) issued a prohibition, similar to that of the Synod of Toulouse. It also "ordered all vernacular versions to be brought to the bishop to be burned." [Source: Antony Stockwell (2014) “A Corrupt Tree, An Encyclopaedia of Crimes committed by the Church of Rome against Humanity and the Human Spirit.]

King Ferdinand II of Aragon (called “the Catholic”) and Queen Isabella I “prohibited all, under the severest pains, from translating the sacred scripture into the vulgar tongues, or from using it when translated by others” (M’Crie, p. 192). [Source: Thomas M’Crie. History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the sixteenth century, page 192.]

In 1408, the Constitutions of Thomas Arundel, issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, demanded: We therefore decree and ordain that no man shall, hereafter, by his own authority, translate any text of the scripture into English, or any other tongue, by way of a book, libel, or treatise, now lately set forth in the time of John Wyckliff, or since, or hereafter to be set forth, in part or in whole, privily or apertly, upon pain of greater excommunication, until the said translation be allowed by the ordinary of the place, or, if the case so require, by the council provincial. [Source: Antony Stockwell (2014) “A Corrupt Tree, An Encyclopaedia of Crimes committed by the Church of Rome against Humanity and the Human Spirit,” pages 474-475]

To escape from the consequence of their invented teaching that Catholic priests are spiritual fathers, they use an unauthorized version of the Bible! 

This one is worth considering. Using their invented title "Father,” they do not simply use it! To show the height of their stupidity and arrogance they go beyond, affixing several adjective phrases like "Reverend Father,” "Most Reverend Father,” "Most Holy Father," “The Very Reverend,” “Right Reverend,” and the like. These are titles that are most blasphemous, because when they invoke the name of the Father in heaven in prayers, they just say "Our Father" not "Reverend Father,” not "Very Reverend Father,” when it is certainly biblical that only the Father in heaven must be addressed "Reverend.”

PSALMS 111:9 
He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.

The word ירא , translated as "reverend" in English, was used in only one instance in the Bible to show the greatness of the name of God. But the Catholic Church, time and again, have used and misused this word for themselves. Truly, the Great Babylon and the Beast in the Bible is full of blasphemous names!

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Peter could not have been a pope, let alone in Rome! Why? Because he is Apostle to the Israelites and not to the Gentiles!

7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter; 
8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

Thinking wisely and justly, will it be possible that the Apostle Paul be renting a place to live for two years and never seeing Peter in Rome? If indeed "Pope Peter" was in Rome, why did he never visit Paul in his rented apartment? Both of them are Apostles with the same commission; if staying in the same area, would their behavior be one of avoiding each other?

THE ACTS 28:16, 30-31 
16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him. 
30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 
31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

If Peter was in Rome allegedly being the first pope, it will be very unbecoming of a senior apostle not to show any act of compassion to his co-apostle, who is under house arrest, renting a place to live for two years! 

What can explain all these injustices done by a senior apostle to a co-apostle? Answer: the lies of the Roman Catholic Church! 

More to come. May God bless you. 

Brother Eli


  1. Thanks be to GOD Mr Controversy
    It is wrong to think that Peter is in Rome and be the 1st Pope.
    It is a lie that the Catholic had made.

  2. salamat po sa Dios at may isang Bro. Eli Soriano na handang kagalitan ng iba, mahayag lang katotohanan sa likod ng mga kasinungalingan ng aral nilang harap-harapang nanloloko sa ating mga kapwa tao

  3. No preacher at this time can explain the stupidity of the Catholic Church as clearly as Mr Controversy. The Great Babylon and the Beast indeed. Thanks be to God for a life where Mr Controversy exists.

  4. catholics doctrines is against in the Bible so many many.

    to all catholics who after read this blog think for a few moment analyze the false teaching of catholics GOD wants everyone to come to the knowledge of the truth, open your mind this is the time to think that ur religion is a false religion

    1. The Roman Catholic system has deep, demonic roots in a tremendous number of its followers. They are indoctrinated and totally brainwashed to defend the priests, the popes, and all of the traditions, indulgences and pentenences of the Roman Catholic Church. Mary is especially venerated
      and defended and Deified by them although each and every Catholic I've spoken to denies it
      I use the Word of God to support what I say. I asked the Lord to extend His Mighty Arm to soften their hearts and open their eyes to the power and the truth of His unchanging Word. His Words speaks for itself but they accuse me of being opinionated! ie: "Ok, that's just your opinion." Or my personal favorite, "Don't try to impose your personal opinions on others."
      I always cite chapters and verses to support any topic that is being discussed. Yet they do not use the Word of God to support what they say. It's always about what this Council or that Council did or said.
      It's always what Vatican1 said, it's always what Vatican 11 said, it's always what a priest has quoted from another priest from 100,000 years ago that is used to defend themselves in the discussions.They usually wind up calling me vile names, using insulting terms or refusing to continue the discussion because I'm hopeless and full of evil. When I'm talking to a priest he puts up with it (using the word of God), for as long as he can and then he refers me to someone else. ie: fr. Robert Barron.
      The Word of God is mighty and powerful and I pray that His Word penetrates the hearts and minds of anyone, especially Catholics, who read my comments.
      That is my only hope, and the best hope that any seed that was planted, will take root by His power alone and the power of His Word. ♡

  5. Even the word Pope is not Biblical!
    Thanks Be To GOD for All the Truth and Wisdom that HE gave us. :D

  6. Salamat sa Dios at pagkasangkapan nya sa ating pantas na kapatid naway patuloy na mabigyan pa ng lakas ang ating kapatid at madaming kaluluwa pa ang maabot ng tunay na aral sa Biblia, Sa Dios ang kapurihan!

  7. Peter never a pope,but beloved brother.
    Never been gone in the streets in Rome nor dwell in lavish palace like in Vatican.

  8. Luke 20:46-47 KJV
    Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; [47] Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

  9. Luke 2:48-49 KJV
    And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. [49] And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

  10. Revelation 2:9 KJV
    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 3:9 KJV
    Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

  11. Good points! If Peter is indeed pope in Rome, he should have visited Paul while he is there and Luke wouldn't have written about it. This post offers very, very, very logical points!!

  12. I hope Catholic members were enlighten by this word of God except those fanatics who always refute bro. Soriano by their philosophy and hearsay. For I myself once a Catholic member. Thanks to God.

  13. May the Word enlightened us all. Thanks be to God.

  14. In this blog the outright barbarism and stupidity of the catholic heads since the birth of their harlot mother hitherto unveils and unveils. Thanks be unto God for this illuminating blog!

  15. Roman Catholic Church in their attempt to cover up their LIES resorted to invent more LIES. What a shame in this church with shaky foundations as previously discussed by Mr. Controversy in another blog.

    I believe that the spirit guiding this church is from evil who is the original LIAR. By lies, they successfully enslaved their victims spiritually which in return physically generates FLESHY, TEMPORAL and WORLDLY advantages for them and their church. Roman catholic church is really the original twister of GOD'S word for business. Hope that RCC members should wake up to break the very long period of hypnotism!

  16. They acknowledged that Peter is a first Pope, even if Peter did not step his foot in Rome and died 500 years ago. While Paul who was also an apostle of Christ, who in fact is the one who came in Rome to preach the Gospel was not mention. Its a blatant attack for Catholics to remember Paul because he was imprisoned or a prisoner. Nobody wants to remember a Pope like that??? What do you think.?

  17. I wish that the people I had been with in the Catholic religion will take time to open their eyes to this salient issue and to those others which Mr. Controversy has wittingly and Biblically disclosed and proven. To God be the glory!

  18. That is imposible,more 400yrs that st peter was dead

  19. A bold and clear comprehension that none of the priests realize though the same are contained in their Catholic Bible. Blinded? No. A revelation perhaps? (Please read Daniel 12:10)

  20. Thanks be to God, Mr. Controversy :D

  21. Thanks be to God MrControversyX for this blog, and with God's help hopefully many fellowmen would enlighten specially those catholics don't want open their heart,I wish they could! Maraming salamat po sa Dios!

  22. If Peter was in Rome allegedly being the first pope, it will be very unbecoming of a senior apostle not to show any act of compassion to his co-apostle, who is under house arrest, renting a place to live for two years! - Very wise point! No one can contest to that. Thanks be to God that we have Mr. Controversy to lay those things

  23. If you don't know anything about catholicism ask "Mr. Controversy" he won't fail to answer any question. He is very knowledgable when it comes to scripture. "Winnie Ibe" hope you read this and understand what you don't in your false religion. There is only one messenger of God of our time and that is none other than BRO. ELI SORIANO!

  24. We have an option to choose for our one and only soul. Clinging to catholic church is not wise. Let's cleave to the truth.

  25. Are we going to contest the truth written in the Bible by regarding external reference wrote by anonymous writers?? Think again please.

    Catholics are well-known in man-made doctrines and inventions,how much more on their so called referential articles and epistles. All these things from catholics are great great lies. Be wise. Be investigative. They will oppose the Bible just to prove their inventions.

  26. Just because catholic officials are ignorant in the Bible, one of the reasons they believed that Peter lived in Rome is the citing of "Babylon" in 1st Peter 5:13, they said that Babylon is a cryptic term of Rome, then concluding that Peter was in Rome when he wrote his first epistle. If we do not know the truth about Babylon (literal) and the spiritual 'Babylon' , we will be confused also like these catholic apologetic. Both in old and new testament, city of Rome and city of Babylon are cited as place except the great "Babylon" in Revelation - with spiritual in meaning - The mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.

    Babylon as per Wikipedia was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. That was far far away from Rome, isn't it? Approximately 1830.9 Miles via distance calcutator.

    Another thing is, why on earth would Peter uses a cryptic term (as insinuated by these ignorant catholic) in his epistle just to SALUTE the brethren he is writing to?

    The laughable is this: They (catholic apologetic) accept the fact that the 'great Babylon' in Revelation is no other than Rome itself.

    Mr. Controversy please correct me if I am wrong on this analogy. Thanks be to God.

  27. I remember that person who dare to debate Bro. Eli by using greek language. Where are you mister? Would you like to help your fellow catholics about this 'father-tradition' of yours? Since this person (you) claimed he (you)is good in greek, can you please explain from greek to common language I CORINTHIANS 4:15?

  28. Repost via Franz trans

    Good points! If Peter is indeed pope in Rome, he should have visited Paul while he is there and Luke wouldn't have written about it. This post offers very, very, very logical points!!


    That point of Mr. Controversy is simple yet striking!!!

  29. The pope is the head of catholic church.

    But, to true Christians, Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church.

    And if anybody is claiming he/she is a Christian, think again, who is your head then, Pope Francis or Lord Jesus Christ?

    Catholics has their encyclopedia. True Christians have the Bible. The Bible said in MATTHEW 23:9
    And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

    Are you still going to call your priests 'father'! reverend father! most holy reverend father! I rest my case if still insist.

  30. Thanks be to God always for the clear answer

  31. Mr. Controversy's Blog always give us so many information that helps us understand more and more about bible. And i always thank God for this. All the glory is to our God and to our Lord Jesus our savior.

  32. Mr. Controversy's Blog always give us so many information that helps us understand more and more about bible

  33. Mr. Cotroversy/s Blog Thanks be to God President of the United States
    1st President / George Washington
    “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

  34. Mr. Controversy The one an Only Messenger of God

  35. It is saddening that intellectual people as they claimed they are, is use by evil spirits to admonish the truth written in the Bible. It is very clear that we should not call any men as our spiritual father but only our Father in heaven. If we are true Christians, we should follow our Christ, he calls every man who do the will of God as brothers, sisters and mothers – never father.

    Mat_12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

  36. Even in Geneva Bible (published on 1560), we read I Cor 4:15

    15 For though ye have ten thousand
    instructors in Christ, yet
    have ye
    not many
    fathers, for in Christ Jesus I have
    begotten you through the Gospel.
    (*) Or, pedagogues and schoolmasters.

    "I have begotten you" is used and not "I became your father".

    Ref: MCGI/Bibletrivia

  37. The more Mr.Controversy expose the weak foundations of Catholic dogmas through his blog, while using the Biblical truth as the standard of his investigation, the more it gives us the confidence to stand firm in the Christian's faith with Christ as the author. In this particular topic it is evident that the Catholic Church, not mentiong their not so pleasant past as oppose to their claims, haven't just twisted the truth but to make the matters worst they had faked it.A very low standard "fake" as Mr.Controversy emphasized, trying to imitate the authentic doctrine of Christ with their lies and deception for centuries. Nothing beats the original and absolutely no one explains the confusing doctrine of Catholicism better than the author himself the Lord Jesus Christ through Mr.Controversy. This is a truth magnified! Thanks be to God always looking forward for more controversial yet compelling blog from Mr.Controversy.

  38. I am not attacking catholic defender but if you based your beliefs by simply saying "they study for more than 10 years as seminarians..well you're totally are contradicting to the bible;

    "always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth"

  39. Mr. Controversy yet again bring out things to ponder about: Paul was in house arrest in Rome for two years, if Peter was in Rome, as a brother in Christ, as a fellow-apostle, Peter would have visited Paul, no doubt. But far from the scriptures can anyone read that Peter visited Paul in Rome during Paul's two-year house arrest. Logically, Peter was never in Rome. Enlightening fact from Mr. Controversy.

  40. Mat.23:9 "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven"

  41. Thanks be to God for another blog.A really an eye opener>

  42. That is blasphemy! The title "Most Holy Reverend Father" does not fit the pope or any of the priests, it only belongs to the Father God Almighty!

  43. I believe they are never a descendant of Peter. Those hypocrites at his time probably.

  44. How can the Catholic Church be the true church ever?They can never be the true church cos everything they says are lies and unbiblical after reading this blog of Mr. Controversy,thinks well not to go back to the mud and darkness of the Catholic Church. to God be all the reverences,glory and praises.To God be the glory!!!!!

  45. To my relatives and friends, please open up your hearts and minds catholic faith can never be and will never be true as your church is spiritually prophesied in Revelation 17:5. To quote the words of Daniel 12:10 in tagalog version, "wala sa masasama na makakaunawa" don't let it happen in your lifetime be investigative enough. This blog of Mr. Controversy is very enlightening and so biblical contrary to catholic belief. May you find wisdom and knowledge through our Lord Jesus Christ. Glory be to God...