Why not explain what Jesus meant here:<quoted text>I just can't get passed the mere idea that had our anointed Savior meant as the Roman Catholic denomination claims, that the verse would appear like so...
And I say unto thee, That thou are Peter, and upon [thee] I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Am I wrong?
Mark 9  And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched...
Sounds like Jesus believed in a sadistic god who tortures people forever which contradicts the idea that his god was loving and merciful, in fact all-loving and all-merciful.