Meaning: the succession of the Holy Ghost from the Apostle Peter down to the current Pope: and this is a proven fraud.
What the Roman Catholic Church made of it:
As they attempted to steal the word ‘Saint‘ for ‘Their Church’, and the word ‘Holy’ for their fornications against God, so they also fool many people (but by no means all) with ‘Their Apostolic Succession’. All Christians are Saints and Holy. If one Christian is a fool then all Christians are fools. Understood?
– this church claims that Peter was their first pope: Peter never was pope of Rome. He never visited Rome..
– this church misguides people in believing that Apostolic Succession in their church is traceable back to the Apostle Peter: meaning the succession of the Holy Spirit from The Apostle Peter, straight down to the present Pope. Of course they understand that you and I do understand that it is not realistic to assume that every person ordained priest, bishop or pope would be a Christian and thus posses the Holy Ghost to pass it on to others, for this is but the ordination of ‘men‘, not of God: and of course, their fornicating clergy regularly got caught fornicating, including popes who even had sex-parties in the Vatican! Is this why they created the fraud? But, anyhow, it fails! History tells us that their own saints were nothing of the sort, but many were defiant and openly frauds! They would only declare Christians of other nations Saints, would they mediate between them and others: and these people could indeed be saints. However, only God can declare one a Saint: for only he can see within. Men cannot do this, save with the Apostles!
Why Apostolic Succession is impossible:
a) well-read people know that the Roman Catholics had several perverted, corrupted Popes who committed murders and fornications and perversions against God – and this would break any Apostolic succession of the Holy Ghost, if there ever was one in that church: for murderers, fornicators and whore mongers cannot be Christians and thus cannot receive the Holy Ghost. Read about corrupted Popes.
b) Jesus told us to pray for the Holy Ghost – for from whom would we receive it today? Are the Apostles in the village next door? Or one whom received the Holy Ghost from one that received it from an Apostle, or form one who received it from another?
c) God is perfect; and so he understands that we, today, cannot know from whom we may receive the Holy Ghost: so he tells us to pray for it. And every time again I ‘Marvel’ at the perfection of the ‘Truth’. And this is the only way it could be perfect! Start praying before you baptize, so that it may come to you.
Before one has been baptized with the Baptism of Repentance (which is the only baptism), one cannot receive the Holy Ghost. First repenting, then baptizing, otherwise, the baptism is but a dip in and out of the water = NO BAPTISM, NO REMISSION OF SINS! Read this truth below. Jesus baptized, then prayed, then received the Holy Ghost. We then read that the same happened to the believers that followed him – the first Christians.
LUK 11: 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask.
LUK 3: 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
LUK 3: 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
ACT 19: 1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
ACT 19: 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
ACT 19: 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. (Cliff: ‘unto what’ means ‘by who’)
ACT 19: 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
ACT 19: 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
ACT 19: 6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (Cliff: 19:5/6 happened so then, by Jesus’ exclusive power, granted to Paul.)
It is a fact that those who received the Holy Ghost back then started to speak with tongues. This ability was bestowed exclusively upon the Apostles and some converted Christians back then; so that they could preach in all tongues (all languages). Nobody receives this gift today: for there is no need of it.
Impostors misinterpret this as some senseless prattle that nobody can decipher, and the charlatans actually do perform it during their staged conversion. But only fools are can be fooled that hour!
Also, read about The Holy Ghost.