I was thinking about the pope because of a discussion we were having yesterday. With all of his theological learning and all of the time alloted him to study and come to a knowledge of the truth, how could he perform the duties of the pope with a good conscience? Could you imagine people bowing to you, kissing your ring, and calling you "Holy Father"? Does the man really believe that he is now infallible since he has taken that office? Do you really think he believes he is the successor of Peter and the Vicar of Christ on earth? How can he deal with "infallible statements" like this one in Pope Boniface VII's papal bull Unam Sanctum in 1302 biblically and not have a seared conscience? "Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff." Link: CATHOLIC LIBRARY: Unam Sanctam (1302) Do you think that John Macarthur is accurate in his 9 part series on the pope and Papacy? [video=youtube;bpWDUt89t2g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpWDUt89t2g&feature=PlayList&p=0FD39C91B9DD5EFA&index=0[/video] It seems to me that there is a mystery about the papacy that almost excuses many of the ordained in the church of Rome, because of all of the years of tradition and indoctrination. But when one is actually elected to be the pope and is crowned how is he excused for carrying on the lie? Is it even possible for that man to believe Roman Catholic doctrine on the papacy when he experiences it firsthand and wakes up every morning knowing he is a man like all others?