Shields, T.T. – The Papacy in the Light of Scripture

The Papacy in the Light of Scripture

by T.T. Shields (1873-1955)

This is a shorter (3 Chapter) book on the Roman Catholic papacy. Shields (Baptist) only has three chapters, but these are organized more into broad treatments of Catholicism’s major points. In his first address (Chapter 1), he deals with why the Roman church calls itself “Catholic”, Every doctrine tested by the Word of God, A R.C. Authority quoted, the Papacy the key to whole religious question, Peter’s Confession not Peter the Rock, What are the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven? How are things “Bound” or “Loosed”? Peter frequently Mentioned First, Alleged Reason for Mark’s Silence, Alleged Argument for the Papacy in John’s Gospel, the General Teaching of the New Testament, How Was Peter Regarded by His Contemporaries? Peter Never Claimed Primacy For Himself, and The Apostles “Sent” Peter. In Shields second chapter, he presents us with Estimating People And Institutions at Their Own Valuation, a further study of the question of Peter’s primacy; and, secondly, what the Scripture has to say in respect of the Romanist claim that Peter was the first Bishop of Rome, Paul says nothing of Peter’s being in Rome, The Papal Conception Alien to Christianity, and What The New Testament Says of The Church. In Shields final chaper, The Papacy in the Light of Scripture, he treats, Who established the Papacy? The Antichrist in Second Thessalonians, and The Antichrist in Revelation.


1. First Address

2. Second Address

3. Who Established the Papacy?

“In the darkest hour the universe has ever seen, Jesus of Nazareth was King! I cannot be content with the acknowledgment that He is going to be King by and by. It is true that in a larger and fuller sense His Kingship shall be manifested, but He is even now the King. Yes, He is King now. He is seated on the right hand of the Majesty on high; all authority is His in Heaven and on earth. He is the King.”

Dr. Shields was born in Bristol, England, in 1873, the son of a Baptist minister. Converted in his youth. Received early education in England. Ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1897. Held Ontario pastorates in Florence, Delhi, Hamilton and London. In 1910 was called to Jarvis Street Baptist Church, Toronto. Elected to the Board of Governors of McMaster University 1920-1928. Received Doctor of Divinity degrees from Temple and McMaster Universities. Founded THE GOSPEL WITNESS, a weekly magazine, in 1922. Was author of several books and booklets. Was president of Baptist Bible Union from 1923-1930. Founded Toronto Baptist Seminary in 1927. For many years was president of Union of Regular Baptist Churches of Ontario and Quebec. In 1948 was elected vice-president of International Council of Christian Churches. Passed on to be with Christ on April 4, 1955.

Copyright: No renewals were found in the nor databases on October 6, 2011.


Shields, T T - The Papacy In The Light Of Scriptures
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Date:January 22, 2017