No, Peter- the first Pope. (Acts 5:15)
Were these first century Christians worshiping Peter? Today's anti-Catholics would say so, if a similar situation were to arise today.
In fact, it has...and they do.
French nun Marie Simon-Pierre was miracuously cured of Parkinson's disease through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II. This was the documented miracle that resulted in His beatification on May 1st of this year (the feast of the Divine Mercy).
Though this miracle was the most undeniable, it certainly wasn't the only.
In fact, thousands of miracle testimonies are pouring in, attributed to the intercession of this devout and holy man. Here is just one.
The Book of Acts tells us that many signs and wonders were performed by the hands of the Apostles and none dared join them and they were held in high honor. (5:12-13)
Miracles performed by the Apostles hands? None dared join Them? They were held in high honor? The protestants would have you believe that Salvation is a personal matter. Just me and Jesus. That is bunk. The Bible teaches no such thing.
God has always worked His will through human beings and has used miracles to point the finger at who spoke for Him. Protestants downplay modern day public miracles because modern day public miracles do not happen in protestant churches. There is a reason for that.
The hand of God points to John Paul II. He was a man of astounding Holiness and accomplishment whose constant admonition Be not afraid echoed the very words of Christ.
A man who Billy Graham called the moralest man on earth. A man who even rabid anti-Catholic John McArthur had to admit was in heaven, after suffering for Christ.
John Paul II brought the message of Christ to more people than any other single person in history. His message of love and unity should be enough to believe and understand that this was Christ's chosen Vicar. However, if that is not enough, the miracles clinch it.
 Do you say of him whom the Father hath sanctified and sent
into the world: Thou blasphemest, because I said, I am the Son of God?  If I
do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though you will
not believe me, believe the works: that you may know and believe that the Father
is in me, and I in the Father
If you cannot recognize who God sets His anointing on, how can you even hope to hear His voice?
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