- Consider These Excerpts From The Roman Catholic Catechism On The Apostle Peter Being The Rock Upon Which The Church Is Built:
- In Contrast, The Scripture Teaches That Jesus Christ Is The Foundation Stone:
- The Apostle Peter Himself Confirmed This Same Truth:
If the church was built on Peter, then how come he never made such a statement about himself in Scripture? Where do we see him calling himself the stone upon which the church is built? Nowhere. This is ironic, since the primary passage of Scripture cited for papal supremacy is Matthew 16:18. The Apostle Peter refers to the Lord Jesus Christ as being the chief cornerstone, and believers as "living stones" (1 Peter 2:5). He describes the Christian church in its entirety as a royal priesthood.
If Peter was the first pope, then it is quite odd how Scripture nowhere records him distinguishing himself from the rest of Christendom. The role of this apostle has been exaggerated by the Church of Rome so as to bolster its claims to having infallible teaching authority.