Q. Is the Roman Catholic Church, the one and original church established by Jesus himself? the one being referred in Matthew 16:18, “I also tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against her.”
A. The Church established by Jesus is based on Peter’s confession that “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” (Matt. 16:16) All who believe that with him are members, no matter what it says on the door of the building they meet in.