Monday, August 06, 2007
The Power and Primacy of the Pope | RESPONSES TO SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING CERTAIN ASPECTS
Since there has been a lot of press on a recent statement from the Vatican, it seems like a good idea to remind all of us that the Lutheran confessions contain a section on the Power and Primacy of the Pope that pertains quite a bit to the debate. I commend your reading of it. I can't say that I'll have the time to launch a lengthy commentary, other than to mention that the Vatican statement hovers around the pope and papal authority, and in essence, we other communions cannot be considered churches in the proper sense precisely because we don't think of the power and primacy of the pope in the same way the Roman Catholic church does.