Roman Catholicism has long held to the unbiblical heresy that Peter was the first pope and their go-to verse to support Matthew 16:18,
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Scholars, clergy, and laypeople alike have debated this verse for centuries, but one thing Protestant evangelical Christians have agreed on — Peter is NOT the rock. Jesus is. The Greek language in this passage and the context of the Scripture as a whole in no way supports the idea that the Church was built on Peter.
Previously, he called on Christians to stand up for LGBT rights and now, the Southern Baptist President, JD Greear once again displays his theological ineptitude and claims in his Easter Sunday morning worship service that “the resurrection turned Peter into the rock that the Church was built on.”