In the Gospel of Matthew we read the following: Matthew 16: 13-18 13. When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Baptists in general, though not universally, believe that Jesus Christ is referring to the faith that Peter exhibits in the statement Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. when He states upon this rock I will build my church. My first question is: What Church is Jesus Christ talking about? Jesus Christ calls it MY CHURCH, yet there are some who claim that the Church was not started until sometime after the conversion of Saul, the persecutor of the Church, who became Paul the Apostle. For those who deny that the Church existed before the conversion of Saul they would do well to read the following: 1 Corinthians 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: My second question is: What Church was Saul [later to become the Apostle Paul] persecuting?