Question Was Peter The First Pope? Answer The Roman Catholic church teaches the apostle Peter was the first pope.There is a verse in the bible which is used to support this error.Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will buildmy church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” It is very easy to find many documents on the Internet which will give many details to show that Peter was not the firstPope, in spite of the many articles which Roman Catholic Writers produce to show that Peter was the first pope. My purpose is simply to show that the above scripture cannot be used as biblical authority, that Christ built His church on Peter. First there is the matter of thegrammar of the sentence. … It is a fundamental law in Greek grammar, without exception,that the Article, Pronoun, and Adjective must agree in gender with the Noun to which they refer. An example of this: Matthew 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, andupon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”The pronoun “this” is Feminine, and thus agrees with petra, which is also feminine, and not with petros (Peter), which is Masculine. Strong’s no 4074 petrov Petros pet’-ros means stone.To state Peter =" a rock or a stone", only causes confusion and enables the lie that Christ builthis church on Peter. We therefore do not have to rely solely on Strong’s concordance. ChristHimself defined what Simon Peter would actually be called Cephas. John then explainedprecisely what it meant, a stone. John 1:42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. A stone you can pick up in your hand. In spite of what thecommentaries say, I truly hope that we can all tell the difference between a rock and a stone.EG: This is a gigantic Rock Ayers Rock Australia - if the picture drops out just google for it.This means that Peter was not the rock on which the church would be built, according to thegrammar of the sentence. Christ was the Rock, not the stone on which the Eternal would build his church. Additionally scripture is very clear and also defines the Rock as Christ.
I Answer That,
“Only the Resurrection was mighty enough to induce the disciples to believe in the Churchand the future of Christianity; as for us, we are certain that Christ rose from the dead,
because we see the Church.
” - St. AugustineJesus Christ spoke in Aramaic. His words were later translated into the Greek and Latin versions. I use two separate quotes to prove it. By using the Aramaic language as the quotestates further down: “The play on the word Kephas is possible only in Aramaic.”
Catholic Apologetics, Primacy of St. Peter, Pages 103-105:
“As an Apostolic Church, built upon the foundation of the Twelve Apostles, Jesus Christ being Himself the chief corner stone, the Church of Christ first appears in history (Eph. 2,20). - The mark of apostolicity, of historical and real connection with theTwelve, belongs so essentially to it that it cannot be conceived without it. Eventhe number twelve was of fundamental importance. The Twelve represent the2