BISHOP OF ROME WRONG ALL ALONG

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

I've just noticed it doesn't make sense. If Jesus had meant that the church was to be built on Peter (the rock) he would have said "You are Peter, the rock, and upon you I will build my church." Obviously, because he, in fact said, "Upon this rock" there must have been an actual rock nearby that Jesus was referring to. He probably pointed to it which hasn't been picked up by the scribe who was recording the conversation. Now if they had gone with the graphic novel suggestion there wouldn't have been this huge misunderstanding and we'd probably be still holding everything in common and not lord it over each other like the gentiles and bishops do.

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BISHOP OF ROME WRONG ALL ALONG — 6 Comments

  1. To the contrary – I am applying Occam’s Razor to the text. It is the Church of Rome that is going for the less likely scenario.

  2. Even St. John Chrysostom declared that the “this” in question was NOT Peter, but Peter’s theological declaration: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (but then, of course, Chrysostom was not a Roman Catholic…..)

  3. The “Catholic Answers” people will have all kinds of reasons of why this interpretation is wrong (if you care—I certainly don’t! Whether or not Jesus “built the church on” the man, Simon Peter of Capernaum, I think that has *bupkus* do w/ anyone else since, occupying the Biggest Chair at the Vatican)