JESUS ROCK OF THE CHURCH
“Behold, I lay in Sion for a foundation a stone,
a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
he that believes in Him shall not be ashamed” (Is. 28:16).
This biblical quote with but a few words proves the truth of Orthodoxy and the falsehood and fraud of the papacy.
This precious stone and foundation of the Church can be no one but Jesus Christ, and whoever believes in Him who is the foundation stone shall not be ashamed but those who do not believe in Him or believe in a false foundation stone cannot be saved. The prophet who wrote this did not refer to an ordinary stone or to a man but to God the Creator, for He said:”he that believes in Him.” No one can be saved by believing in Peter or any other man, for only Christ is our Savior.
The papacy chose a different stone and foundation and rejected Christ as head and replaced Christ with a sinful human being, the Pope of Rome. They refer to Peter and the popes as being the foundation stones of their church. They claimed that Christ made Peter the foundation and bestowed authority upon Peter placing him above all the other apostles. Then Peter in turn bestowed this authority upon every Pope of Rome. The fact is that Peter never had superior authority over every other apostle, for Christ made them all equal. But if anyone reads in the Acts in the Bible, they will readily see that it is the Holy Spirit gives orders, not Peter or the popes of Rome.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Christ” (1 Cor. 3:11. The Bible condemns those who establish a different foundation other than Christ. The truth is that the Papacy usurped the authority belonging only to Christ and gave to their Popes. They went further when they insanely placed infallibility on the pope for infallibility belongs only to God. The Pope does not represent God, for he is head of a false and fraudulent church. The Apostles preached the Gospel everywhere and established bishops (not popes) to govern and rule the Church. The Papacy did away with all the bishops, stripped the authority from every bishop in the world, rendering them unable to challenge him, and all authority was claimed by the popes alone. Roman Catholics are not led by Christ but by agents of the pope. If anyone speaks against the pope, they will be reported to higher ups and subject to penalties.
“Behold, I lay in Sion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone . . . The Papacy has no relation with Jesus Christ, but instead they continually wage war against Christ and usurp His authority. Their claims are robbery, and they have and will use force of arms to establish their worldly kingdom against Christ’s holy Church. The papacy has used heavily armed Crusaders against their enemies, not saving men as Christ did, but killing them as enemies, ignoring Christ’s command to “love your enemies.”
The fact is that there is no Holy Spirit who sanctifies their sacraments, therefore they do not have effective sacraments. Besides they do not baptize by triune by immersion and all who submit to them remain unbaptized. The true and Orthodox Church is one and we confess one baptism and this by triune immersion using plenty of water. The sacred duty of the clergy is to baptize anyone who was falsely baptized outside the Church. Those who believe in the fraud of the papacy remain unbaptized.
Nor should there be intermarriage, between Orthodox and papists, for how can one party believe in Orthodox truths while their spouse rejects truth by believing in the fraudulent papacy? One party receives sacred Holy Communion and the other an unholy unleavened wafer. The Church marries a man and woman so that they can unite and become one in the Body of Christ, this is not possible in an Orthodox mixed marriage, therefore the bishops must correct this situation as quickly as possible.
Mixed marriages cannot bring a heretical person into the Church, for their marriage is illicit as it breaks the law of Christ. The only solution is to stop all illicit mixed marriages.
“Behold, I lay in Sion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone . . .”
Western Protestant and Catholic Christians do not see the glory and majesty of Christ, nor the precious foundation cornerstone and divine-human Head of the true Church. Generally they have no interest, in addition, the powerful Papacy by its huge size, blocks everyone’s view of the true Church, and its huge size and great power convince the world that they are the church Christ founded. But every man and woman, in the true faith or in false faiths will depart from this world and be judged according with what they believed and done. Without submission to and union with Christ and His Church salvation is not possible. For though many believe it, it remains a lie that the Papacy represents Christ and believing a lie can never lead to salvation but always ends up in condemnation.
The term Rock of the Church can only apply to Jesus Christ, leaving no doubt that the papacy’s idea of rejecting Christ as the foundation and Head and their false claim that Peter is the stone will necessarily lead them into the pit of perdition. Orthodoxy is the true Church of Christ the foundation and He is the Head, and His Church dates back to the beginning and the time of the Apostles. It is the identical Church described in the Bible. Christ’s words: “Upon this rock I will build my church”does not refer to Peter for our faith is not in Peter who denied Christ but in Jesus Christ , for:
“Behold, I lay in Sion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; he that believes in Him shall not be ashamed.”