Review on the Success and Failure of the Vatican
The success of the Vatican has been realized by three elements: the simply-expressed but rigorous theology (the Trinity, etc.), the effective liturgy, and the hierarchical rule by the church.
The Vatican is a religious organization but not an academic one. So, the Vatican can be more political than academic. It is not an organization to pursue truth but to practice its religious activities in the human society. Its organization was established to propagate its theology more than for any other purposes. And, the Vatican has put the highest priority on protection and expansion of its organization.
However, Christ Jesus did not come to this world to establish Christianity or the Vatican. He came to this world to save poor people, preach teachings of God, and correct the status of Judaism. Christ Jesus had not support from any organizations such as the Vatican, though He was supported by God.
But after Christ Jesus ended His mission in this world after the Crucifixion, the Apostles and other leaders of the early Christianity started their missions to propagate His teaching. As a result, the Vatican was eventually established. But the Vatican has not been based on the spirit of the mission of Christ Jesus, since its success is based on the simple but rigorous theology, the effective liturgy, and the hierarchical rule by the church. The Vatican should have been solely based on the teaching of Christ Jesus that does not even need the simple but rigorous theology, the effective liturgy, and the hierarchical rule by the church.
Accordingly, around 600 when this characteristics of the Vatican was fixed after the Roman Empire adopted Christianity for its state religion, the Vatican survived the fall of the Roman Empire, and the Vatican started to pursue territorial power and wield political influence, relying on the simple but rigorous theology, the effective liturgy, and the hierarchical rule by the church, God gave Islam to the Arabs, the people who had been fighting and competing with the Roman Empire. It tells that God judged that the Vatican failed around 600.
The Vatican should not rely on the simply-expressed but rigorous theology, the effective liturgy, and the hierarchical rule by the church but allow people and the followers to observe theology, liturgies, and management of the church in a freer manner in their obedience to the words of God and Christ Jesus.
The Vatican has been functioning based on the theology, the liturgies, and the rule formulated by church leaders, namely human beings, for these 2000 years. It is time to stop it and come back to the words of God and Christ Jesus. This can apply to all the other church organizations than the Vatican.
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Mat 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?