No no no, my fundie friend, the Catholic Church wasn't started because they read scripture verses and said, "hey guys, it looks like Peter must be a Pope or something; and water appears to used for baptism, duh I guess it important"<quoted text>
Many times in scripture "water" refers to a cleansing from God. Ain't got nothing to do with baptism. Jethro, you know alot more than Clay.
Folks like catholics see the word "water" and say hey look it's baptism. Unfortunately for them, not so.
Serious Chuck.. the Church came first and then the Bible. Apostolic teaching directly from the Apostles installed Baptism.. and the Papacy for that matter.
Every single one of you separate Christian communities formed because some guy interpreted scripture verses himself, and started a religion based on a certain theme from the Bible.