THE CHURCH IS BUILT ON PETER THE ROCK By: Rev. Fr. Abe Arganiosa, CFD National Spiritual Director

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Mosaic of St. Peter the Apostle in Vatican. Photo credit: buildfaith.org

Mosaic of St. Peter the Apostle in Vatican. Photo credit: buildfaith.org

disqus_D6jkTXZOAf Armando Ugates4 days ago

Jesus was not saying that the church will be built upon Peter. Jesus is the rock on which the church is built

The truth is that the only foundation is Jesus. The only rock of truth is Jesus Christ and that we, as his redeemed, need to keep our eyes on him. We are to look to no one else as the foundation, the source, or the hope on which the church is built. The Church is built upon Jesus, not Peter.

“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ,” (1 Cor. 3:11).

Is the Catholic Church’s assertion about Peter true? If it is, then we should see such a supremacy in the person of Peter as revealed in the New Testament – the place where spiritual truth must be verified. Unfortunately, we find no such supremacy of Peter in the Scriptures. Let’s examine what the New Testament says in reference to Peter.

Matt. 16:18-19, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

The Roman Catholic Church claims that this is where Peter is conferred with authority by Jesus since Peter is the rock upon which the church is built. But, this is not the case. where we see that Peter is not that rock. Rather, Christ is the rock on which the church is built. Furthermore, if Matt. 16:18 means that the keys of authority were given to Peter and his successors, why is it that Jesus gives the same authority to all the disciples in Matthew 18:18? Jesus says, “Truly I say to you (the disciples), whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” What apparently had been granted to Peter only, is now extended to all the apostles. Therefore, if Peter is to be the supreme successor of Christ who has the keys to the kingdom to be able to bind and loose, then why is this same right also granted to the other disciples? If Peter is supreme among the apostles we can’t infer it from these verses.

Gal. 2:7, “But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised.”

We can see that Peter is the apostle to the Jews and Paul is the apostle to the Gentiles. If Peter is the pope to the entire Church, why is it that God appointed him an apostle to the Jews and not the Gentiles to which the entire Christian church includes? Remember, Jews are not Gentiles and Gentiles are not Jews. The Christian church is composed of Gentiles. Of course, there are many Jews who become Christians, but in so doing they are no longer non-Gentiles.

FrAbeArganiosa Mod disqus_D6jkTXZOAf6 hours ago

[Jesus was not saying that the church will be built upon Peter. Jesus is the rock on which the church is built]

O NO NO NO… JESUS BUILT THE CHURCH ON PETER. JESUS IS THE ONE WHO BUILT THE CHURCH ON PETER AND HE IS THE CORNER STONE OF THE CHURCH BUT HE BUILT THE CHURCH ON PETER.

[The truth is that the only foundation is Jesus.]

OF COURSE, BECAUSE JESUS IS THE FOUNDER. THAT IS WHY YOUR NEWLY INVENTED CULT IS FAKE AND NOT FOUNDED BY JESUS.

[The only rock of truth is Jesus Christ and that we, as his redeemed, need to keep our eyes on him. We are to look to no one else as the foundation, the source, or the hope on which the church is built. The Church is built upon Jesus, not Peter.]

THIS IS NOT TRUE. JESUS IS THE ONLY FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH BECAUSE HE IS THE FOUNDER AND ORIGIN OF IT. BUT JESUS FOUNDED THE CHURCH ON PETER. THAT IS THE REASON WHY HE IS CALLED PETER BECAUSE JESUS MADE HIM THE ROCK ON WHICH HE FOUNDED HIS CHURCH.

[“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ,” (1 Cor. 3:11).]

THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE BELONG TO THE ONE AND ONLY CHURCH FOUNDED BY JESUS ON PETER AND NOT TO YOUR DEMONIC CULT ESTABLISHED RECENTLY BY ANY FOOL AROUND.

[Is the Catholic Church’s assertion about Peter true? If it is, then we should see such a supremacy in the person of Peter as revealed in the New Testament – the place where spiritual truth must be verified. Unfortunately, we find no such supremacy of Peter in the Scriptures.]

YOU DO NOT SEE IT NOT BECAUSE IT IS NOT EXISTING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BUT BECAUSE YOU MADE YOUR SELF BLIND TO THE TRUTH CLEARLY STATED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. THAT PASSAGE FROM MATTHEW CHAPTER 16 GAVE IT ALREADY:

Matthew 16:18-19 [KJV] “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. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

JESUS GAVE PETER THE POWER TO BIND AND LOOSE WHICH IS EFFECTIVE NOT ONLY ON EARTH BUT ALSO IN HEAVEN. THAT IS SUPREME POWER OVER THE CHURCH AND A TREMENDOUS AUTHORITY. I HOPE YOU WILL NOT CLOSE YOUR EYES ON THAT.

[Let’s examine what the New Testament says in reference to Peter.]

OK. LET US EXAMINE IT THEN.

[Matt. 16:18-19, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. 19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”]

THERE IT GOES JESUS CALLED SIMON “ROCK” AND HE SAID ON THIS ROCK HE WILL BUILD HIS CHURCH. JESUS WAS TALKING TO PETER AND POINTED TO PETER. HE DIDN’T SAY “I AM A ROCK AND ON ME I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH”. INSTEAD, HE POINTED TO PETER: “YOU ARE A ROCK…”

[The Roman Catholic Church claims that this is where Peter is conferred with authority by Jesus since Peter is the rock upon which the church is built. But, this is not the case. where we see that Peter is not that rock. Rather, Christ is the rock on which the church is built.]

YOU ARE LYING THROUGH YOUR TEETH HERE. IT IS STATED THERE: “YOU ARE A ROCK”… “YOU ARE PETER” WHICH MEANS ROCK. IT IS NOT: “I AM A ROCK”… EXCUSE ME. YOU ARE BEING DELUSIONAL.

[Furthermore, if Matt. 16:18 means that the keys of authority were given to Peter and his successors, why is it that Jesus gives the same authority to all the disciples in Matthew 18:18? Jesus says, “Truly I say to you (the disciples), whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” What apparently had been granted to Peter only, is now extended to all the apostles.]

HA HA HA… THE MORE YOU MAKE A FOOL OUT OF YOURSELF HERE. IN MT. 16:18-19 JESUS WAS TALKING TO PETER ALONE. THAT POWER OF THE KEYS OF HEAVEN WAS GIVEN TO PETER ALONE. THAT WAS NOT GIVEN TO OTHER APOSTLES.

THAT OF MT 18:18 WAS GIVEN TO ALL APOSTLES WHICH INCLUDE PETER SINCE HE IS THE FIRST OF THE APOSTLES:

Matthew 10:2 [KJV] “Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; THE FIRST, SIMON, WHO IS CALLED PETER, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother…”

SO, IT MEANS THAT THE AUTHORITY GIVEN TO THE OTHER APOSTLES PETER HAS IT FIRST AND FOREMOST BUT THE POWER OF THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM IS NOT GIVEN TO THE OTHER APOSTLES. IT IS EXCLUSIVE OF PETER. WHERE CAN YOU FIND IN THE BIBLE WHERE JESUS SAYS TO OTHER APOSTLES: “I GIVE YOU THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”? CHAPTER AND VERSE PLEASE.

THAT IS THE REASON WHY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ALL BISHOPS ARE SUPREME AUTHORITY IN THEIR BISHOPRIC SEE SINCE THEY ARE SUCCESSORS OF THE APOSTLES BUT THE UNIVERSAL AUTHORITY IN BINDING AND LOOSING FOR THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH IS RESERVE WITH THE SEE OF PETER.

[Therefore, if Peter is to be the supreme successor of Christ who has the keys to the kingdom to be able to bind and loose, then why is this same right also granted to the other disciples?]

HELLO. I THINK YOU ARE BECOMING DELUSIONAL HERE. HA HA HA… WHO IS THE DEVIL WHO TOLD YOU THAT PETER IS THE SUCCESSOR OF CHRIST? WE DO NOT SAY THAT. JESUS HAS NO SUCCESSOR.

PETER IS NOT THE SUCCESSOR OF JESUS BUT HIS VICAR. SO, VICAR OF CHRIST. VICAR IS NOT A SUCCESSOR BUT A REPRESENTATIVE, AN AMBASSADOR OR THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE KING. THUS, THE POPE IS THE VICAR OF CHRIST AND SUCCESSOR OF PETER, NOT SUCCESSOR OF CHRIST.

[If Peter is supreme among the apostles we can’t infer it from these verses.]

IT MEANS YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF READING AND COMPREHENDING THE BIBLICAL TEXT OF MT 16:18-19. SORRY FOR YOU.

[Gal. 2:7, “But on the contrary, seeing that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been to the circumcised.”]

BEFORE PAUL STATED THAT ST. PETER WAS ALREADY CHOSEN TO BE AN APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES TOO. ARE YOU NOT AWARE OF THAT? READ THIS:

Act 15:7 [KJV] “And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.”

SEE, THAT CHOSE PETER TOO TO BRING FAITH TO THE GENTILES. AND PETER DECLARED IT DURING THE COUNCIL OF JERUSALEM WHEN PAUL WAS NOT BELIEVED BY MANY MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH. IT WAS PETER WHO SETTLED THE DISPUTE.

BEFORE PAUL, ST. PETER ALREADY BROUGHT THE FAITH TO THE GENTILES AND HE WAS THE FIRST TO OFFICIALLY WELCOME THE GENTILES

[We can see that Peter is the apostle to the Jews and Paul is the apostle to the Gentiles. If Peter is the pope to the entire Church, why is it that God appointed him an apostle to the Jews and not the Gentiles to which the entire Christian church includes? Remember, Jews are not Gentiles and Gentiles are not Jews. The Christian church is composed of Gentiles. Of course, there are many Jews who become Christians, but in so doing they are no longer non-Gentiles.]

HA HA HA… YOU ONLY SHOWED TO US HOW FOOLISH YOU ARE. ST. PAUL CLAIMS THAT HE IS AN APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES BUT NOWHERE DID HE STATE THAT THE OTHER APOSTLES WERE NOT APOSTLES TO THE GENTILES. ST. PETER ALREADY DECLARED THAT HE IS ALSO GOD’S INSTRUMENT FOR THE GENTILES TO BELIEVE.

MUCH MORE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT THE ORIGINAL APOSTLES ARE NOT ONLY APOSTLES FOR JEWS BUT FOR ALL THE WORLD. JESUS GAVE THEM THE GREAT COMMISSION FOR ALL THE WORLD:

Matthew 28:18-20 [KJV] “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

THE ORIGINAL APOSTLES WERE TEACHERS OF ALL NATIONS NOT JUST OF THE JEWS. SO YOUR DISTORTED INTERPRETATIONS THAT ONLY ST. PAUL IS APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES IS PATHETIC AND HILARIOUS. VERY FUNNY. HA HA HA…

SOURCE: http://www.splendorofthechurch.com.ph/2012/12/22/the-church-is-built-on-peter-the-rock/

 

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