The Catholic religion is a denomination...quote:-Largest denominations in the world Catholicism - 1.2 billion.....<quoted text>
Peter was not elevated to a position above any of the other apostles..
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
If John has answered Jesus instead of Peter In Matthew 16:18 or any one of the 12 Jesus would have given them the same answer..
Jesus did not build his church upon Peter...
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
THE CHURCH IS BUILT UPON
1 THE APOSTLES..
3.JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING THE CHIEF CORNER STONE..
READ IT FOR YOURSELVES...
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
JESUS SAID TO ALL HIS DISCIPLES IN
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
THE APOSTLE PAUL WROTE
Gal 2:6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat,
(whatsoever they were,
it maketh no matter to me:
God accepteth no man's person:)
for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference
added nothing to me:
Gal 2:7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision/GENTILES was committed unto me,
as the gospel of the circumcision/JEWS was unto Peter;
Gal 2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision,/JEWS
the same was mighty in me
toward the Gentiles:)
Gal 2:9 And when James (THE LORDS BROTHER), Cephas, and John,
who seemed to be pillars,
perceived the grace that was given unto me,
they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we
should go unto the heathen/GENTILES,
and they unto the circumcision/JEWS.
Christ built no denominations....