I'm not misreading it. I read it just fine. The Authority is with Christ. And if any place on earth has authority it would be Jerusalem. Is God going to build a New Rome? OR did He say He would build a New Jerusalem?
Christ gave the authority to St. Peter. How many times is Peter’s name in scripture? More than all the other apostles put together.
Actually, Jerusalem lost most of its position if not all of it after the 69 AD uprising
Catholic Chauvinism...never even knew there was a such a thing till I joined Free Republic
Catholics are fairly thin down here...our comparative bunch in Dixie would likely be Church of Christ
they actually used to say they were the only way
my dad..a Southern Baptist used to say that you could tell a Church of Christ man cause he had a Bible in one hand and a drink or his **** in the other
to be fair COC down here...the Lipscomb/Abilene Christian sort are not so much that way anymore