Can God stop being God? No, because it is in God’s nature to be God. This applies to the pope as well.
Here is what we mean. On July 18, 1870, at a Council at the Vatican, the Church promulgated the Constitution on the Church called “Paster Eternus, the Eternal Pastor”. In this document, the pope was defined as the Vicar of Christ, who held universal jurisdiction over the entire church throughout the world, and therefore, was Infallible when teaching on matters of faith and morals. In a sense, the pope became God on earth, or God’s Vicar on Earth.
So, we ask the question again? Can God stop being God? No, and neither can the pope stop being the “Vicar of God” on earth. Therefore, the pope can’t resign. If the pope does resign, then, he is, by his resignation, denying “Paster Eternus”, “universal jurisdiction”,” infallibility”, and the “Vicariate of Christ.” This is exactly what Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation is really all about.
You see, since the time of Pope John XXIII, the popes have been seeking a way to rid themselves of the decrees of Vatican I (1870). This is necessary so that the New Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Vatican II (1962-65) could merge itself “ideologically” to a “novus ordor seculorum” and uphold political correctness of the new world government.
Now, there is in fact, no more Roman Catholic Church. By the way, the term Roman was added to the name of the church after Vatican Council I to emphasis the authority of the Church of Rome.
OH! I know there is a corporate enterprise that calls itself The Roman Catholic Church; but, religiously it is no longer Roman Catholic, at least not in the sense of Vatican Council I (1870). What is left, is simply a CEO of a large business organization who can resign like any body else. There is nothing religiously special in the papacy.
But, if the papacy and hierarchy wanted to change all this why not just be up front about it? Simple! They had to keep the money coming into the pockets of the church. If the change came too quickly, then, the ignorant “faithful” would have objected. Actually, some of them did but since the criminal hierarchy controlled the institution no one believed them. They were dismissed as kooks.
There is one more thing. Anyone who objects to this essay because “other popes” resigned in the past is incorrect. There was no Vatican Council I before 1870 and therefore no dogmas of “Universal Jurisdiction”, “Infallibility”, and “Vicariate of Christ”. In short, before 1870, there were only powerful bishops of Rome not God-like Popes.