Did Christ Build the Church on Peter (Matthew 16:18)?
Christ is the Rock. Through scripture he is referred to as the Rock. On THIS rock he builds his church.
It reminds me of leftist democracy: one man, one vote, one time.
The Euro-style Rome-First Catholics point to Matthew 16:18 in order to set the primacy of the priests above the Bible.
They’re nothing like the growing breed of U.S. Catholics who will actually study the Bible to try and see what God is saying. Which is not what their Euro-style/Hispanic-style cousins do.
You are going to get some arguments from the “pure” Catholics here regarding this line from the article: But it is James, the physical brother of Jesus Christ...”
I’ve had to study from where they get that belief. It’s actually fascinating, on several levels.