Second reply from James Likoudis

On Sunday, August 7, 2011  James Likoudis sent the following reply in response to my last letter:

Dear Mr. Adroit,

1. Divine Revelation ended with the death of the last Apostle.
2. That Revelation by Christ was confided to the Church He established on Peter and the Apostles.
3. “Thou art Peter [Rock] and on this Rock I will build My Church”…”To thee I will give the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven {symbol of supreme authority in the Church….}(Matt. 16: 18-19); See also Luke 22: 31-32 wherein Peter is charged to “conform his brethren”; and Jn. 22: 15-17 wherein Peter, the Chief of the Apostles, is commissioned to feed all the lambs and sheep of Christ (Jn. 21:15-17).  Since this Office is to last as long as the visible Church Militant itself, obviously Peter’s successor, the Bishop of Rome, carries on with that Office. The Office of Peter’s Primacy exercised by the Pope is necessary to the very existence of the Church. That is the witness of all Church History.
4. Conclusion to be drawn: You do not belong among the lambs and sheep of Christ committed to Peter and his successors. You preach a new Gospel: “If anyone preach a gospel other than that which you have received, let him be anathema.” (Gal.1: 9-10). “There are some who wish to pervert the gospel of Christ.: (Gal. 1:8). Our Lord Himself spoke of “false prophets” who would disturb the faithful of His Church. How do you know you are not one of them? I prefer the Gospel that the Catholic Church has taught for 2,000 years. As early as the 2nd century, Christians recited the Apostles’ Creed (the baptismal Creed of the Roman Church, “I believe the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church…”
5. I invite you to study the Faith of the one and only Church Christ established in this world and alone accurately interprets the many biblical texts you invoke. You ignore that the Bible is a Catholic Book.
Sincerely yours,
JL

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