Where can I find the scriptures telling of the death of St. Peter in Rome?
No where in the scriptures are we told the Peter died in Rome. As a matter of fact we have no evidence that he even visited Rome. We know that Paul was executed there, and that Luke was there with him and that Mark was sent for by Paul to come to Rome. 2nd Timothy 4:11 Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
Peter was however in Joppa, Acts 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. And in Jerusalem, Acts:9:38: And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. And also in Antioch, Galations 2:11 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
There are some that say that Peter was the first pope of the Roman Catholic Church, but there is just no scripture to prove this. They believe, because the Savior said, Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 16:18 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. They believe that Peter was being bestowed the position of head of the Church but it was the “statement of faith” Peter was making that the Lord was talking about. Not Peter himself.
Faith is what Christ’s Church is built on. Not on the leadership of man but of total FAITH in the Savior! Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.