Peter replaced Judas? Matthias replaced Judas. Peter is never called in scripture the vicar of Christ. Biblically, every believer is a priest and bishops are another term for elders, which were to be in every congregation. Bishops were always plural in a congregation, not a bishop, but bishops. Neither priests nor bishops were called successors of the apostles.<quoted text>
Peter replaced Judas.
Nobody said the Pope is an Apostle. He is a successor to Peter. The Vicar of Christ.
Priests and Bishops are successors of the Apostles not Apostles It is like tracing your family back into time.
A priest can trace his succession if the records have survived.
All of the Catholic teaching and organization is "the language of Ashdod". And no matter how old an organization is, if it transgresses the word of God and does not teach truth, it does not have His blessings or authority. You claim the RCC is the pillar and ground of the truth, but so far, we see no truth coming from it, only traditions of men that contradict the scriptures.