- Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corp (September 1, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780899424866
- ISBN-13: 978-0899424866
- ASIN: 0899424864
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,489,224 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Great Men of the New Testament (10-pack) Paperback – September 1, 1990
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But, there were a few aspects to the booklet I found disappointing because the true facts were twisted to support the Roman Catholic bias of the author. First, the booklet calls Peter the first "Pope", even though the term is never used in the Bible to refer to Peter. Calling him "Pope" can mislead young children or uninformed adults to believe that the Roman Catholic institution existed in New Testament times, whereas the early church was a grassroots house church movement (Acts 2:41-47, 20:20, Rom 16:3-5). Second, the booklet calls James and Jude the "cousins" of Jesus to support the Roman Catholic doctrine of Mary's perpetual virginity, even though the Bible clearly teaches they were Jesus' "brothers" (see Matthew 1:24-25, 12:46, 13:55, 27:56; Mark 3:31, 6:3; John 2:12, 7:3-5; Acts 1:14; Gal 1:19; Jude 1:1). Yes, Mary the mother of Jesus had other children after Jesus; she was not a perpetual virgin (Matthew 1:24-25). Sex is not sinful, but was invented by God! Third, the booklet says Jesus is said to be present with us in "His Church and in His Sacraments.Read more ›