Originally Posted by JNdoum
What do sedevantecists base their claims that all the popes after John XIII were anti-popes? How can they believe this, and still believe that the Holy Spirit protects the Church from error? Who do they believe the real
pope is? That is very confusing to me.
According to Gerry and co, Pope John was also an anti-pope. Each of these folks is his own self-appointed Magisterium.
Instead of trying to think with the Mind of the Holy Spirit-guided-almost-two thousand-years-old Church, Gerry (along with the Dimond brothers etc) relies on his own very fallible mind. In a way, he still thinks like a "Bible-only" Protestant. Personal interpretation!
That nasty Vatican II was a false council (according to them)!!! After all, it was called by an "antipope"!
As far as the "real pope" goes, there are some conspiracy theories out there......Cardinal Siri, Masonic intervention, etc, etc, etc. Fertile ground for loons.
One of the tragic effects of the sedevacantists is that they`re cheating very gullible people into forsaking the Mass and the Sacraments, unless they can find a location where "The True Mass" is celebrated!
Even the SSPX is "Modernist" in their opinion, and the Mass as celebrated by SSPX priests is invalid because they use the Missal authorised by "Antipope John XXIII".