The Baptist Press posted an article in response to the new pope elect, Pope Francis I. The article is something of a biographical sketch, tracing the new pope’s humbling beginning in Argentine.
However, the article then moves to a history of the origin of the papacy and the power and authority it later developed.
Next, Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is featured as a reminder of the rejection of papal power and authority by the 16th century reformers.
“The Protestant rejection of the papacy was no small matter, though some liberal Protestants and careless evangelicals seem to have forgotten why.”
[Evangelicals] “simply cannot accept the legitimacy of the papacy and must resist and reject claims of papal authority. To do otherwise would be to compromise biblical truth and reverse the Reformation.” (read more here…)
This is a timely reminder…