Matthew Chapter 16, Verse 18:
The Primacy of Peter
Perhaps a most pivotal passage of the Bible which divides
Catholic Christians from Protestant and Pentecostal Christians
is the scripture where
Christ singles out Peter from the rest
of the Apostles
for special consideration and authority. That
Bible passage is in the Gospel according to Matthew,
chapter 16, verse 18.
The Catholic Church teaches that the first principle of
hermeneutics, the science of the translation and interpretation
of the Bible, is the literal meaning of the text.