It's good that you tell us what you believe.<quoted text>
You just quoted Jesus Christ: "Peter, you are the Rock upon which I'll build my Church"
Then you said He never meant that.
Preston, don't take it up with me. Take it up with Christ.
By making Peter the Rock, Christ did not remove Peters sinful nature or impulses.
If you wanna talk about lying, lets talk about you.
Our belief in the Papacy is not because we read Matthew 16: 18. Its because this was the tradition started by Jesus Christ.
You guys later undid this by manipulating Jesus Christ's own words as recorded by Matthew.
But when you start telling others they are "lying" and "manipulating" because they don't share your personal interpretation, how is that honoring Jesus or the sacrifice you attribute to him?
You are writing from anger. Consider another angle, or you are just perpetuating the negativity surrounding the RCC today.