Black Spirituality Religion : What is the origin of the word "Pope"?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    This question stems from the thread on the most powerful man in the world. I made it a separate thread so that it would not hijack mzblk's thread.

    My question is what are the origins of the word "pope? I cannot find it any English version of the Bible. Now where did it come from?"
     
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    Hi Sister River!

    The use of members names in a title is not allowed. I will delete the title and you can make any other changes that you see fit. Perhaps it would be better to put this post in the spiritual and religion forum, since that is the area that they frequent the most. If you would like for me to move it, just say the word.
     
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    The word Pope evolved from the greek word pappa pronounced pop-pay. Pope simply means father. The Roman Catholic Church created a position for a one man to be the father or spiritual provider over the entire church worldwide. The Pope delegates church leadership though bishops. The word bishop evolved from the greek word episkopos. Bishop means overseer or watcher. Quite interesting to say the least....


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    You beat me to it I was going to say the same thing.

    Just like Catholic priests are known as "father"; the word Pope means Papa or Father of the Church.

    While we in America know him as Pope John Paul, most people call him Papa Jean Paul.


    According to Catholics, Peter was said to be the first Pope and passed the mantle on from there.

    Since Protestants broke away from the Catholic Church, they no longer have a Pope.


    And thanx for breaking down the meaning of Bishop.
     
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    Thanks Radical and Ralf'il.

    And yes Purplwmoons, you can move this thread to the spirituality forum. These brothers answered pretty well but someone else might be interested too. Thanks for asking.
     
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    K sis! I'm on it! :luvv:
     
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    That's because it's not anywhere in the Bible.

    The title and the office of "Pope" comes from a misinterpretation of the Bible which the Catholic church has twisted and tainted for centuries.

    Rev. 16:
    [16] And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
    [17] And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
    [18] And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


    Jesus was "building his Church" on Peter's confession of him being "the Son of the Living God"...NOT Peter.
     
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    Hey sis Cherry,

    That is an interesting interpretation.

    My understanding of this passage is that by calling simon Peter which means rock the Catholic church thought he was to be the first head or pope. What+ is interesting is the word translated Peter means litle rock while the word translated rock as in upon this rock means bug rock. We are all little rocks, cells so to speak. in the body of Christ

    "I said you are gods. you are all the sons of the most high."
    Psalms 8:26

    I was always led to relieve it was non Christians who said we are all the sons of God. It really blew my mind to find it was the God of the Bible who said this.
     
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    Pope means Father. Jesus in the NT says call no man your father

    Pope was first used in 384Ad
     
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    The Catholic Church misinterpreted this verse. This verse is what they base their "papal" legacies on and the Catholic church itself.

    But, no where in the Bible is a "pope" mentioned.

    Jesus is the "HEAD" of the church and its foundation.

    Peter, himself, even had this to say.....

    Acts 10: [34] Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

    The Catholic papacy is just more evidence of human beings twisting God's Word.
     
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