I guess you have not read today's Gospel where Christ does name Peter as the head of the Apostles and gives him the Keys of the Kingdom as well as power to bind and unbid sins.
When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
he asked his disciples,
Who do people say that the Son of Man is?
They replied, Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
He said to them, But who do you say that I am?
Simon Peter said in reply,
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Jesus said to him in reply, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
And so I say to you, you are Peter,
and upon this rock I will build my Church,
and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
posted on 02/22/2013 7:07:40 PM PST
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
For something so important as to who would lead the church after Jesus’ ascension, why does it only appear in one gospel? I think Paul would beg to differ as well.
And so I say to you, you are Peter (which means little rock), and upon this Rock (the Rock of Ages - referring to Himself) I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
There. So that there is no confusion. It was a comparison which was consistent with the idiom of the language at that time. But you knew that already.
posted on 02/22/2013 7:25:34 PM PST
(Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
and Peter died over 200 years ago...These bits of arguendo do nothing to enhance those who are followers of Jesus of Nazareth they merely show the short comings of men who want power and property and prestige
posted on 02/22/2013 10:28:33 PM PST
If Peter was the first Pope was Paul the first Protestant?
Galatians 2:11-14 " But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
I Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." There are a great many churches that gather in the name of Christ and not Peter or the Pope, teach the Bible, ect. What of them?
posted on 02/23/2013 9:15:46 AM PST
(Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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