- The Epistle of St. Polycarp (disciple of St. John the Apostle) to the Philippians, Chapter VI.-The Duties of Presbyters and Others.
- St. Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I Chapter XXIII - Simon Magus (See Acts Chapter 8 Simon the Magician) attempts to be called Holy Father and be head over the Church, first heretic attempting to be "Pope"
- St. Hippolytus - Refutation of all Heresies Book IX Chapter VII - Callistus and Zephrynus attempting to be universal head over the Church and attempting to claim they can forgive sin when only God can
- Pope St. Gregory the Great - Epistle LXVIII - Pestiferous - Universal Earthly Bishop = Forerunner of Antichrist
The basic claims of the Papacy are taken from Jewish styled inferior segments of the law (that which was provisional and added in addition to the ten commandments which are for all people, simply to keep the rebellious Jews in line - which they then ignored to their absolute condemnation by God); when that degenerates into Apostasy, then what Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ said concerning the Jews, then applies to the Papacy: John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and he stood not in the truth; because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.