Mat 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.
The catholic church builds its foundation and many other churches followed the interpretation of this verse.
In fact in the basilica there is a black statue whose toes must be kissed of supposedly of peter but in truth it is actually a idol of the roman god zeus, a form of masked sun worshipping, or satan worshipping. This became what is one of the most perverted verse in scripture by wicked men to establish the foundation for man’s church doctrine as authority over man.
How on earth did man get it so wrong. Jesus Christ will never build His assembly of saints on a man, even peter.
Lets get a biblical truth from Gods word the bible which harmonises with the rest of scripture:
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Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say John the Baptist, and others Elijah, and others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
Mat 16:15 He said to them, But you, whom do you say Me to be?
Mat 16:16 And answering, Simon Peter said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Mat 16:17 And answering, Jesus said to him, Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven.
Mat 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My assembly, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against her.
Mat 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. And whatever you bind on earth shall occur, having been bound in Heaven. And whatever you may loose on the earth shall be, having been loosed in Heaven.
The question here is a discussion with the disciples when Jesus asked them who do the people say he is. Some say John some Elijah etc. he then asks them who they think he is and they say he is Christ the son of God. Then Jesus looks at peter and says you are peter. Full stop! the original word which is καί and here comes now the true meaning, Jesus stops the refers to verse 16:16 you are Christ, … (and koi) … then continues his teaching that Christ is this rock upon this rock (Christ) the assembly of saints will be built. NOT PETER….This harmonizes because Jesus teaches he is the cornerstone and all others that become saved will follow him, or be built on Him, Christ, the holy spirit to build the new Jerusalem the spiritual ‘city’…….
Be deceived by no means my friends, when a verse makes no sense or appears to make sense it has to harmonize perfectly with the rest of the bible else we interpreted it falsely…
the ‘church’ is the body of true believers not to be confused with the churches as we know them from the church of rome, the mother harlot of churches to our churches today, which are mere buildings and instruments of religion, not of GOD.
Amen and Shalom
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The big question each one must face is: Do I have such a fear of God that I tremble before Him if I suspect a doctrine I hold may be contrary to the Word of God….
To say it another way, if I discover that a doctrine my church teaches is not faithful to God’s Word, do I tremble in fear? We must remember that any doctrine we hold that is not faithful to the Bible is a lie. It is something developed by men. Therefore, to believe that this doctrine is true, when in actuality, it is not true to the Bible, is to place our trust in men rather than in God. Actually, it is a sin equivalent to that committed by ancient Israel as they worshipped God in Jerusalem but also worshipped other gods at the high places. This was such a serious sin that God finally destroyed Israel in 709 B.C. and Judah in 587 B.C.
What is the desolation spoken of by Daniel and Matthew 24. When we study (watch the seasons and time) we discover that God set a ‘church age’ until the time of tribulation and finally the great tribulation. We have entered the end time days where GOD has withdrawn the holy spirit from the ‘churches’, as true believers where driven out or left by themselves. This started about 30 years ago widely accelerated by the charismatic movement initiated by the freemasonic power, such as billy graham and others. We also read that very few will become saved in this time.
This is a final testing on believers. God further teaches us that He allows satan to take rulership in each and every church in the world.
We also need to understand that the ‘church age’ started 33AD at Corinth and we read when we study carefully that satan got very busy planting as God explains the nature and the ‘wheat and tares’. Two thirds of the new testament accounts for that.
In fact GOD commanded, go and preach the ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ’ and what do we have today hundreds of differing gospels by self ordained preachers, pastors, leaders worldwide. God calls them unrighteous teachers, coming with tongues, self salvation doctrines, ‘worship’ music, signs and wonders and wickedness abounds unabated.
It gets better, GOD tells us in the last days (what?) in the last days ‘The whole world wanders after the beast’ (that includes all the Christian churches). WHY are you surprised? In fact the gospel taught by the disciples is so rare to find like a grain of sand on a big beach.
Why is this so, …well two things come to the fore here, one is that the ‘great tribulation’ time is also judgement from God, in fact what we consider judgement day is actually biblically a period of 8400 days or 23 years. Today we have the blind leading the blind worldwide, including most Christians.
What is the good news? Well we have God telling us that the 2 witnesses (that where killed (silenced) will rise again to amazement of the world and preach the true gospel when then millions will become saved, in fact close to 200 million will be saved and children, woman and men will hear and speak the true gospel…
the one and only true ‘Gospel of Jesus Christ’ as taught by the disciples.
I put this to you, ask yourself ,is your church leader a picture of Jesus Christ?
Trust only the bible, God’s word for man, heed his warnings and commands. Compare scripture with scripture, study, pray to the holy spirit, forsake Christian idoltry and carefully check translation of modern bibles. Pray to Jesus Christ who is GOD,… have mercy on you and seek him high above, He loves you and me….. Amen
Glad to share and will gladly provide verses to prove above summarised statements. Shalom and love.