And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. Matt 16:18
The traditional evangelical interpretation of this verse is that Jesus was speaking to Peter’s confession as the ‘rock’ which He would build His Church. While the Catholic interpretation is that Jesus is speaking of Peter as the ‘rock’. I was curious though, how do Anglicans and Lutherans usually interpret this verse?
This question came to me after reading some posts by Anglicans and Lutherans where they stated that they were Catholics and claim the same apostolic succession that we do. (Please correct me if I interpreted this wrong and this is in fact not what Anglicans and Lutherans believe or claim).
Just so this thread doesn’t turn into whether or not Anglicans and Lutherans are Catholic or whether they have valid orders, let me restate what I am asking:
How do Anglicans and Lutherans usually interpret Matt 16:18?