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The Renunciation of Pope Benedict XVI

truiz73 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:46 PM
You fools, the right Man already occupies that office. His name is Jesus Christ. And I might add a quote from the Word: "If any man adds to or takes away any part of the Word let him be accursed" How does THAT square with your modernization of the Word and God (redundant since the Word IS God).

The media, of course, is calling it a resignation. But it not so much a resignation of a political office as it is a renunciation. The 85-year old pontiff’s decision to renounce the power and prestige of the papal office is so unexpected, almost unprecedented, as to take the world by surprise.

Of course, we Americans of all people can understand what thoughts must have coursed through Pope Benedict XVI’s mind as he prayed about this weighty decision. We saw this kind of renunciation with our first president, George Washington. He did not leave the presidency before his second term expired,...