Thursday, May 01, 2014

Lutheran pastor on why Protestants need the papacy

This is interesting. Here's a snippet:

We do. We really, really do. We Protestants need the papacy. We need it for our theology. We need it for our politics. We need it more than we want to admit.
And this is a good thing. (Yeah, I said it Rev. Hess, the papacy is a good thing!) For those Lutherans and other Protestants who think Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and Saints John Paul II and John XXIII are the antichrist, you should probably stop reading this post right now, because I am a Lutheran pastor who is utterly captivated by the papacy.

1 comment:

John Bergsma said...

This reminds me of the D. Stephen Long article from 2005, which I blogged on some years ago: http://www.catholic-convert.com/wp-content/uploads/Documents/InNeedOfAPope.pdf