When the Reformers held that the pope of Rome as the anti-Christ, it is becoming increasingly evident that they were right. The office of the pope, according to Roman Catholic dogma, has always been regarded as the representative office of Christ on Earth–the “Vicar of Christ”–which is diametrically opposed to the teaching of Scripture.
Nothing could be more clear in Scripture than this; Christ sits at the right hand of God (Acts 7:55–56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 3:21; Matthew 22:44; Acts 2:33).
Yet, the Roman Catholic church’s proclivity toward blasphemy is stunning to anyone who actually reads and believes the Word of God. To the Church of Rome, Mary has, for centuries, been an idol–an object of worship and veneration by Catholics. Yet, the Church has not yet officially named Mary the co-redemptrix with Christ. But movement toward that goal is making real headway.
Today, the pope declared Mary “the bridge joining us to God”–a title reserved for Christ alone. “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,” (1 Timothy 2:5).