Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

To: kerryusama04
How difficult it must have been for Peter to do what Christ asked him to do and yet remain humble;a servant of all,confirm the other apostles,tend to and feed the lambs and the sheep and take care of the administrative matters. All the while evangelizing,baptizing and teaching all what He had taught them and most important following Him.

I myself would have said "OK,I am boss now and I am telling you that the Son of God told me that He would send me the Holy Spirit to help me guide you. And He did and you better start toeing the line,stop misbehaving and start loving one another and forgiving each other or you are going to Hell in a hand basket".

How would you have handled it?

15 posted on 10/27/2006 8:28:17 PM PDT by saradippity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies ]


To: saradippity
St. Peter and Rome
17 posted on 10/27/2006 8:38:37 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies ]

To: saradippity
How difficult it must have been for Peter to do what Christ asked him to do and yet remain humble;a servant of all,confirm the other apostles,tend to and feed the lambs and the sheep and take care of the administrative matters. All the while evangelizing,baptizing and teaching all what He had taught them and most important following Him.

If that's how you want to think about it, rock on. I prefer to read the plain scripture and believe it.

I myself would have said "OK,I am boss now and I am telling you that the Son of God told me that He would send me the Holy Spirit to help me guide you. And He did and you better start toeing the line,stop misbehaving and start loving one another and forgiving each other or you are going to Hell in a hand basket".

How would you have handled it?

If it said that, then that's how I would believe.

Peter never had the monopoly on the Holy Spirit. I do not diminish Peter's Apostleship in any way. If Peter was top dog, though, why did they roll the bones to choose between Barsabas and Mathias? Why didn't Peter just decide it?

Act 1:26 And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

23 posted on 10/27/2006 9:00:01 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson