about church... where do our priest get the authority, or position.. from the bible? I always get confused here. Do you find anywhere in the bible about papacy or priesthood? about the Holy Father. ??
Oooh I wish I were better at this, but here goes. The Bible does outline some of the "positions" needed in a church, but it doesn't give anyone "power" over anyone else. I think your question must have been similar to what Martin Luther was thinking back in 1517 when he started "The Reformation" of the church. Basically he had a problem with man made rules and thought the message of the Bible was getting lost in ceremony. The message of the Bible is fairly simple and clear, Salvation is obtained through faith in Christ and what he accomplished for us on the cross. Luther wanted to teach what the Bible said and found he couldn't do it in the Catholic Church. I think the Catholic Church has changed a lot since the 1500's, but the last mass I attended was in Polish, so I didn't understand a word! Though I could tell what was going on because the mass was just like I remember from when I was a kid :-) BTW, the churches in Poland are absolutely beautiful!!!