The church wasn’t built on Peter, but on Jesus who is the Rock, the foundation.
Who was really the Rock Jesus was referring to in the following passage?
“17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:17-18)
Roman Catholics claim Peter was the rock to show that they are the true church and to try to defend the Papacy, but scriptures strongly suggests Jesus is the Rock:
“The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.” (Psalms 118:22)
“10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:” (Mark 12:10)
“11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’” (Acts 4:11)
“14 He will be as a sanctuary,
But a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense
To both the houses of Israel,
As a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 8:14)
“33 As it is written:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,
And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 9:33)
“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.”
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” (1 Peter 2:8)
“46 The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let the God of my salvation be exalted.” (Psalm 18:46)