Religion: Peter & the Rock

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.

Matthew 16:18

All Christians revere the Apostle Peter, but in varying degrees. Roman Catholics regard St. Peter as the first Pope, the "rock" on whom Christ built His church, to be ruled by him and the Popes who came after him. Protestants deny this. In! most Protestant circles, furthermore, Peter's reputation tends to play theological second fiddle to the more dramatic personality of his contemporary Paul....

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