Are there 'Popes' for different sects of christian religion?

The 'Pope of Vatican' is mentioned as 'Roman Catholic'. There are sects like Baptists, methodists, Pentecoastal, Hebron etc. in Christianity, therefore do these followers have an each 'Pope' heading different sects? If so, what name they carry? or how are they addressed?.

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    No, they do not have a single leader like a Pope. However, many Christian faiths do have a similar principle in the idea of a central leadership, usually a group of individuals, who direct their respective faiths in various matters.

    Some single churches simply have a board of trustees, whereas more organized faiths such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses have a central group that directs the spiritual matters of congregations all over the region or country or world (depending on their size and reach, of course).

    The idea of having a central leadership, whether it be in something like the single pope, a board of trustees, a governing body, a clergy, etc. is biblical in concept, though some might argue that not all Christian faiths properly follow the model laid out in the Bible. But the first century Christians (those who had learned directly from Jesus or from one who had learned from Jesus) had a central governing body located in Jerusalem, made up of older men of the Jerusalem congregation and the Apostles. When major questions would arise, they would come together and discuss the issue with the help of the teachings of the Bible (which had not been collected together yet, but were made up of the Mosaic Law, the prophets, the psalmists, and the early history of Israel and later Judah) and make decisions as to how God would want it handled.

    For example, in the first century Christian group, those who had grown up Jewish wanted those who had grown up Gentile to be circumcised, in accord with the Mosaic Law. The Gentile Christians did not want to do so. So the governing body took up the issue, searched their holy texts, and also the Apostle Peter along with the Apostles Paul and Barnabas took note of the fact that holy spirit had been given to Gentiles even though they had not yet been circumcised. Therefore, they all recognized that God no longer required circumcision as part of worship, and so the governing body decided to not require circumcision either.

    The Bible says for Christians to support the brothers who take the lead among them (Hebrews 13:17), and that would include these groups. Of course one wants to follow what the Bible says, and ensure that what these religious leaders or religious groups say does have biblical backing. But once that is proven, then one would follow these men because that is part of what God told us to do in the Bible.

  • vor 9 Jahren

    Apart from a few fringe Catholic splinter groups, who believe that their leader, and not Benedict XVI, is the true Pope, the only other church which I can think of which gives its leader the title of Pope is the Coptic Orthodox church.

    However, there is a difference in role between the Catholic Pope and the Coptic Pope. The Catholic Pope is the successor of St Peter, and as such claims to be the leader of Christ's church upon earth. The Coptic Pope does not have the same universal claim to authority, but is more closely equivalent in rank to the Patriarchs who lead the other branches of the Orthodox Church.

    As it happens, there is no Coptic Pope at the moment. Pope Shenouda III died earlier this year, and no successor has yet been chosen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Shenouda_III_of_...

  • vor 4 Jahren

    Matthew sixteen:sixteen-18. Jesus says that the rock the church is geared up on is the confession that "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the residing God." you won't be ready to be a Christian without believing that. That parallels John 3:sixteen. The be conscious "church" in Roman circumstances meant citizenry. So translating the word into present day words capability which you won't be ready to be a citizen of the dominion of Heaven without believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the residing God. something of it, Jesus is God, isn't required, yet maximum probable if somebody reads John a million and John 8:fifty 8, they are going to comprehend that too. know-how would not come without notice. And Jesus would not anticipate that. additionally notice that Jesus would not require which you "have faith that the Bible is God's be conscious" the two. John 3:sixteen would not say, "For whosoever believes that the Bible is God's be conscious won't perish yet have eternal existence." Worship Jesus. do no longer worship the Bible. God's be conscious is a residing being, no longer printer's ink on an internet site.

  • Anonym
    vor 9 Jahren

    The pope is solely Catholic.

    The heads of each church have their own pastor / minister / reverend...all depending on the denomination. Like preists in the catholic church and rabbis in the jewish temples. There isn't really a head guy in protestant churches, like there is in catholic. There is, however, a type of convention (like the southern baptist convention) that meet and discuss doctrine, etc.

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  • Anonym
    vor 9 Jahren

    Sort of, but they don't call them popes. The Orthodox Church has the patriarch and the Anglican church has the archbishop of canterbury.

    Baptists or Methodists or Lutherans etc don't have any "church leaders".

  • vor 9 Jahren

    No. The Pope is a Roman Catholic, not a Christian.

  • vor 9 Jahren

    no Pope. Differing heirarchy according to denomination's size, number of churches, individual preference and independence.

  • vor 9 Jahren

    Christ is the only head of Christianity, Others are addressed as workers in the vineyard.

  • Anonym
    vor 9 Jahren

    No because Jesus Christ alone is the head of the church. Not popes or whatever.

  • Anonym
    vor 9 Jahren

    Yes, in orthodox churchs.

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