In talking with Roman Catholics, it invariably comes up that they believe their church was started by Jesus saying he would build his church on Peter. That is mistaken, as the following texts show, with definitions of some Greek words included.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, G4074 and upon this rock G4073 I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock G4073 of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock G4073 that followed them: and that Rock G4073 was Christ.
Used 162 times.
Means “a rock or a stone”
Used 16 times.
Means “a rock, cliff or ledge”
So we see that Peter is not the rock that Christ will build his church, but Christ is saying he will build his church on himself. Let’s call on all Catholics to repent, and follow Jesus, whose church will always: keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.