Everyone has heard by now. Pope Benedict XVI Steps Down from his Pope-ship.
After all, the Pope is just a CEO of the company
Of course if you are a member of the Catholic Church you expect the Pope to die in office and then have the Cardinals gather together and vote in another CEO or Pope
That is the way it is according to the rule book.
The Bible nowhere talks about the office of Pope.
Sure, if you are a member of the Roman Cathoic Church and have sent your child to be taught at a Catholic School, you know the story of Jesus asking the disciples who do the people say I am.
And they tell Him people say he is a prophet or Elijah or whatever.
Jesus asks them who do you say I am?
This is where Peter says, you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Jesus says, blessed are you,Simon Bar Jonah for neither flesh or blood has told you but my Father who is in heaven.
. Now this is the place the teachers of religion classes slip in that Jesus gave him,-- Peter,-- the keys that made him a Pope.
Any person who studies the Bible, and they don't, knows that you have to interpret a passage by the context. The church that was to come is not in view in this passage. What we have is leadership . Peter would be the one in the early church that would open the door to the gentiles.